Alan Smith

Steady Hand | Family Man | Foodie

Alan Smith

Senior Painter

How long have you been with Mozolowski & Murray (M&M) and what is your role within the company?

I have been with Mozolowski & Murray for over 19 years and I am now a senior painter within the company.  I take a lead on paint jobs all over Scotland and I oversee the work of my colleagues to ensure standards are at their highest at all times.

If you could swap your job with anyone else’s within M&M, whose job would you want and why?

Our Building Services Manager and Surveyor, David Stein. Part of his remit is to perform quality control checks at the end of each job and it would be good to, instead of just checking over things from a painters’ perspective, to check the quality of each job as a whole.

Pick 3 words to describe Mozolowski & Murray?

Quality, Bespoke, Excellence

What has been your favourite project, day or moment while working for M&M and why?

I got a great deal of satisfaction from working on creating Scotland’s only Conservatory Design Centre in Edinburgh. Knowing that hundreds of people can come in and see the quality and standards of our work made it such a pleasure to be part of.  We are always proud of our work but to be able to bring so many different aspects of what we do to life on one job was brilliant.

Do you have an office nickname? What is it?

Ant!  From Ant and Dec.  Something to do with looking alike but I think it’s more to do with my celebrity like status within the company!

Do you recall any embarrassing moments at work?

Hmmm, would have to be arriving at a job early in the morning and accidently triggering the house alarm.  Nothing like making a discreet entrance.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

It’s not really who but what for me.  It would love to be a millionaire for just one day.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?

I would have liked to interview Elvis. Partial to accompanying my painting with a few of his classics, it would have been good to know what life was like for the King himself.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I like to play golf, going out with family and enjoying some fine red and white wine.

Name one thing about you that would surprise people.

I love to cook.