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Get to know.. John Shaw

Find out a little bit more about our Senior Account Executive, John Shaw!

Anne.. how long you have been in the industry?

I joined Provincial Insurance Company in Fargate Sheffield in 1965.  No computers and no mobile phones!

How long have you been with IFM?

Since 2008.

If you weren’t in insurance what would you like to do?

TV weather forecaster

Where you are from?

Heeley district of Sheffield.

Tell us about your typical weekend

Walking, gardening and being  given the run around at football by my 5 year old grandson.

What are your hobbies?

Meteorlogy, walking and gardening.

What’s your favourite holiday location?

Lake District or if abroad, Italy Amalfi coast.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Fillet steak

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?


What type of music are you into?

1960’s particularly Beatles and Bob Dylan.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?


What do you do on your commute to/from work?

Listen to Gold.

What is your most used app?

What’s an app?

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?

Michael Parkinson. He was staying at the Kenwood Hotel in Nether Edge and asked me for  directions to the city centre. We chatted for a short time. He came over as a perfect gentleman and very modest. He was obviously passionate about cricket and Yorkshire cricket in particular.

What’s the one thing that can instantly make your day better?

A cup of tea and a piece of cake.

What would you change about yourself if you could?

I would like to be less impatient.

What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

Buy an Aston Martin DB11

Tell us something that people might not know about you.

I once scored a fluke goal from inside my own half. The goalkeeper had strayed off his line and I managed to hit the ball over him and into the goal. I have to admit that I was aided by a gale force wind and a  steeply sloping pitch down to their goal.