Q&A: Andy Gillett, joint managing director, Fretwell Print & Design

Leeds United fan Andy has spent 35 years in print and is married with one daughter and a 20-month-old grand-daughter.

Why did you get into printing? 

My dad was maintenance engineer at Field Packaging, so I suppose I have magenta in my veins

What would be your dream job? 

A test driver for Porsche

What would you most like to print? 

Leeds United Premier League winners’ commemorative brochure

What is your favourite film? 

The Inbetweeners Movie

What is your favourite TV programme? 


Sweet or savoury? 


Who or what do you hate the most? 


What is your favourite phrase or saying?

Only worry about what you can influence

What is your favourite book? 

Anything by Martina Cole

Cat or dog, or…? 

Definitely dog

What is your greatest luxury in life? 


What is the strangest job you’ve ever done? 

Security for a Rolling Stones concert

What’s your greatest fear? 


Who or what makes you laugh? 

Rowan Atkinson and Ade Edmondson 

Most embarrassing moment? 

There are too many to mention!

Where would you like to be right now? 

On a beach reading a good book with a cold beer in other hand!

What’s your worst fashion disaster? 

A wet-look perm with a shiny suit at my sister’s wedding. It was the ‘80s though 

Which superpower would you like to have? 

Time travel

Who would be your favourite party guests? 

Ben Elton, Ade Edmondson and Richard Curtis

What was your childhood obsession? 

Porsche 911

What is the worst kind of print? 


What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off? 

Buying Fretwell Print & Design in September 2018

What advice would you give to your teenage self? 

Start a pension earlier

Life is…? 

Full of uncertainty – some good, some bad. Make the most of the good stuff!