Human Resources

Typical 24: Ryan Shaw, Shoreditch

06-03-2017-ryan-shaw-shoreditchName: Ryan Shaw           

Job title: CEO

Company: Shoreditch

Location: London UK

Years’ experience: 5 Years Business / 4 Years Financial Markets


  1. What time do you reach the office each day?
    It varies as I may have been working until the early hours the previous night or speaking to our Chinese suppliers from home.
  2. Is your job varied?
    Yes super. As the CEO I get involved in all aspects of the business. At the moment, I’m focusing on raising our next round of finance.
  3. Is your job creative?
    Yes, we are always coming up with new marketing idea or creative ways to optimise the business.
  4. What do you spend the majority of your time doing?
    It varies between raising capital, hiring and partnerships.
  5. Do you personalise your desk?
    Umm no.
  6. Would you describe yourself as creative?
    Yes I would.
  7. Do you have any quirky daily rituals?
    Gym 3-4 times per week. Not daily but it has to be done.
  8. Do you tend to work on your own or with colleagues?
    Both, we work in an open office so we are always having discussions.
  9. How many hours on average do you work a day?
  10. Roughly how much time do you spend each day on email? Taking calls? In meetings?
    Email : 1h , Calls: 1-2h, meetings :1h
  11. Do you use social media much for work?
  12. What do you enjoy most about your work?
    Its variety, working with a great team and my effort having a strong correlation with the business success.
  13. What type of music (if any) do you listen to at work?
  14. What do you do for lunch?
    Our office is in the middle of nowhere, so not much variety. Local cafe or something healthy from home. We also do Deliveroo once a week.
  15. Do you socialise with work colleagues?
    Yes, too much!
  16. Are there any tasks (through your career) you’ve been especially glad to get rid of?
    Yes, admin.
  17. What is your last task of your day?
    Most days I finish the day reading start-up news.
  18. How do you like to relax after work?
    Gym or a decent box set. Just finished The Missing.
  19. Do you keep checking email through the evening?
  20. Do you take work projects home with you?
    Yes all the time.
  21. What would you say to your 20-year old self?
    Nothing, because I think all the mistakes I’ve made up until this point have led me to where I am today and I happy with where I am today… Actually, I’d tell myself to put £10,000 on Leicester Winning the Prem and Trump becoming president.
  22. If you could try out any job for a day, what would you choose?
    Tube driver … You know why.
  23. What device did you use to answer these questions?
    Desktop Mac
  24. Do you use your own personal device for work?


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