24 September 2019

Meet the Professional – Q&A

Welcome to the latest edition of – MEET THE PROFESSIONAL with Diptesh Patel. He’s the cheeky chappy behind the counter at Diptesh Confectioners who, as well as stocking most of the local offices’ supply cupboards with a whole host of (non)-alcoholic treats, is always ready with a joke or a bit of cockney rhyming slang.

Here he answers our questions, tongue firmly in cheek.

  • Name

Diptesh Patel

  • Title


  • Company

Diptesh Confectioners

  • Education


  • What are the main things you do in your role?

Talk to customers and take money

  • What are the first three things you do when you get to the work?

Open the door, go in and think why am I here?

  • How did you get your start in your career?

Family pressure

  • What is your favourite thing about what you do?

Networking with other local businesses

  • What is your least favourite thing about what you do?

Not charging enough

  • Where do you work: rented space, serviced office, owned office, co-working space etc.?

I rent a retail space on Leonard Street.

  • How important is your work environment to you?

Good environment creates good work

  • If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing?

Another job

  • What piece of advice would you give to someone starting in the business?

Only start something you’re interested in and give your heart to it

  • Did you have a mentor?


  • Is there a motto or quote that you live by?

Be nice to all, be fair to your customers.

  • What keeps you awake at night?

Can’t tell you, that’s rude 😉

  • Chocolate or Cheese?


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