Get to know our Warehouse Operative, Elliott Radford


What’s your connection to Pragma: Current employee.   

Current Job: Warehouse Operative.  

First job:  Checkout Operator at Asda. 

Best job (can’t be current job):  After graduating University I worked as a Science Technician at a large Secondary School for a few years. Whilst the pay wasn’t great; It had the perk of all the School Holiday time with none of the lesson planning and marking which teachers had to do!  

Favourite qualities in a person: Sense of humour and a willingness to improve.  

What do you appreciate most in your friends? Unconditional love and support.  

Your main fault: Loving Pork Pies too much.  

Your idea of happiness: A city break holiday somewhere I’ve never been before with my wife Eve.  

If not yourself, who would you rather be: That frog from the Evergreen advert. He just looks like he’s got it all sorted out.  

Where would you like to live: The quiet end of Hove – close to Hove Park but not too far to walk down to the seafront. 

What is your favourite pastime? I’ve played Video Games ever since I had a Gameboy when I was 4. I’ve been playing Pokémon Go pretty much religiously since it’s launch in 2016. In the last five years I have:  

  • Made numerous lifelong friends. 
  • (Currently) Have walked 10,270km whilst playing the game. 
  • Hosted the “Regionals” tournament for the south of England two years in a row.  
  • Peaked at #7 in the UK during the most recent competitive season. 
  • Co-Casted tournaments live on Twitch with over 5000 unique viewers.  
  • Guest hosted and spoken on numerous episodes of a Pokémon Go Podcast. 
  • Maintained a healthy and happy marriage!  

Favourite author and book: David Sirin’s Playing to Win. 

Favourite band / musician / song:
Band: Basement
Musician: Taylor Swift / Carly Rae Jepsen
Song: The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring 

Favourite artist: I honestly just don’t think I have one! Sorry!  

Favourite fictional hero or heroine: Mirio Togata from the Manga My Hero Academia.  

Best piece of advice:

Playing to win involves viewing a loss as an opportunity to learn and improve – David Sirlin.”

I read the book “Playing to Win” when I was 15 and it changed my entire outlook on life. The book is about competitive video gaming; it speaks in depth about the mentality needed to improve and how shouldering responsibility after losing is a crucial part of learning. I’ve taken this way of thinking into my adult life and apply it daily!  

Best business decision: Buying a First Edition Pokémon Card Booster Pack in 1997 now valued upwards of £25,000.  

Worst business decision: Immediately opening that First Edition Pokémon Card Booster Pack in 1997. 


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