DTG UK co-founder Phil Walker has spent eight years in printing, graduating from using a tiny vinyl cutter in a back bedroom to a state-of-the-art direct-to-garment printing setup in dedicated premises in Milton Keynes. He’s married with two children and enjoys football and F1 racing.
What is your nickname?
(Filthy) Phil – I won’t explain why…!
Why did you get into printing?
We started doing it as a way to generate more income while having full-time jobs, but we soon started to earn more printing part-time than working full-time
What would be your dream job?
Racing car driver
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Will from the Inbetweeners
What is your dream bit of kit?
What is your favourite TV programme?
Only Fools and Horses
Who or what do you hate the most?
When a garment is spoiled during print – especially the higher end items
What is your favourite album?
Metallica, The Black Album
What are you reading at the moment?
Embarrassingly I haven’t read any books in years!
Cat or dog, or…?
What is the strangest job you’ve had?
Taking money off foot passengers to a car boot
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
Bear Grylls – hopefully then I could put my feet up while he does all the work for me
What is your greatest ambition?
To have the business run itself without my input or co-director’s input and pass the business down to children
What’s your greatest fear?
Doing a skydive from an aeroplane
Who or what makes you laugh?
Only Fools and Horses never fails to deliver
What piece of kit would you like to see invented?
A time travel machine
Which celebrity would you like to get out of here?
Where would you like to be right now?
Which superpower would you like to have?
Bernard’s watch – freezing time would be brilliant and the possibilities would be endless
Who would be your favourite party guests?
Formula 1 drivers
Where would you go if you could time-travel?
Back to 1600s London
What was your childhood obsession?
Getting the weekly edition of Match magazine from my local village shop
Amazing…most of the time!