What countries have you most enjoyed travelling to, for business or leisure, and why?

Japan is my favourite. I took fish and chips to Japan in 2013 and have been back there to work nine times now. The food and drink is amazing and the culture is top notch. Also, the customer service and attention to detail is second to none - it gives me inspiration.

When you were a child, what was your ideal job? Why did it appeal?

I wanted to be a chef or in the Royal Navy, because I wanted to see and travel the world, and now I have done both. The Navy also gave me a chance to learn things in a different way from school.

What was your biggest break in business?

Winning the UK Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year in 2013. That was a massive honour and a dream come true. At that awards ceremony in London, we also won The Good Catch Award for our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, which we are continuing to work on today.

What was your worst moment in business?

The break-up of my business partnership in my last business was a very tough time - along with everything else, I lost my flat above the shop and had to move back in with my parents for a while. But it made me better businessman for it. I learned from some mistakes that would be very costly to me today, so I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t had that dip.

Who do you most admire and why?

The French chef Raymond Blanc. I admire him for his story and the journey he has taken to get to where he is, and for his ethos in business. I was asked to cook for him in London few years ago and we became friends.

What book are you reading and what music are you listening to?

Because I am dyslexic, books are a struggle for me so I don’t tend to get past the comic books, which I collect. As for music, I like indie or acoustic - both are great for chilling out.