Q&A: Mitesh Chouhan, managing director, Central Mailing Services

Mitesh is 37 years old and has spent 12 years in the industry. He describes his hobbies as “work!”. He and his wife Priscilla are expecting their first child in October.

What is your nickname? 


Why did you get into printing? 

I was a double-glazing door-to-door canvasser and was unable to get a job in B2B sales, I offered to work for free but was told many times that I would not be a success. I applied to every B2B sales job I could find! I was given an opportunity by Mark Calladine to work for Speedmail International because he also had a direct sales background selling kitchens. I am forever in Mark’s debt

What would be your dream job? 

My current job, I believe any worker can make a job their own and turn it into their dream job

Who would play you in a movie about your life? 

Denzel Washington, my favourite actor, a hard worker, very talented and consistently performs

What is your dream bit of kit? 

Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 

What would you most like to print? 

Evo magazine!

What is your favourite film? 

Big Trouble in Little China – a flop at the box office but puts a smile on my face every time 

What is your favourite TV programme? 


Sweet or savoury? 

Savoury every time

Who or what do you hate the most? 

Plodders and complainers, people that do the bare minimum in their career

Who do you admire most in the industry? 

Mark Calladine, now sales director at The Delivery Group, the best sales person I have ever come across. He has a photographic memory and the best attention to detail I have ever seen

What is your favourite phrase or saying? 

It is better to be feared then loved, if you cannot be both

What is your favourite album? 

Jay-Z, Watch the Throne

What is your favourite book?

The Last Narco

Cat or dog, or…?


What is your greatest luxury in life? 


What is the strangest job you’ve ever done? 

Washing up in a restaurant after forgetting my wallet!

Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with? 

My wife, Priscilla

What is your greatest ambition? 

To run the largest mailing house in the UK

What’s your greatest fear? 


Who or what makes you laugh?

Bill Murray, especially in Groundhog Day

What piece of kit would you like to see invented? 

A digital press with inline folding and enclosing

Which celebrity would you like to get out of here? Why? 

Kim Kardashian – she is famous for basically no reason

Where would you like to be right now? 

Exactly where I am

What’s your worst fashion disaster? 


Which superpower would you like to have? 

To be The Hulk – limitless power & healing!

Who would be your favourite party guests? 

Elon Musk

Where would you go if you could time-travel? 

The year 3000 to see how the world of print and mail have evolved

What was your childhood obsession? 

Prison Break

What is the worst kind of print? 

Poor quality print

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

Purchasing CMS 

What advice would you give to your teenage self? 

Follow your dreams, listen to your heart

How would you like to be remembered? 

Simply by my results! 

Life is…? 

What you make it