Here’s the second of our pick of some of the trade’s most eligible ladies and gents, TOM CULLEN. We would’ve loved to have included more of you had we the space.
With a CV that includes IDV (now Diageo), Belhaven, the former CPL, Molson Coors and Skerryvore, to his current role at Dunns Food & Drinks, it’s probably quicker to list who Tom Cullen hasn’t worked for in the Scottish licensed trade rather than who he has.
Tom’s contacts’ list sure is worth its weight in gold. So what motivates him? “I like a challenge and I love dealing with people, and especially the characters in the trade.” We all know that his professional credentials are impeccable, but what does he do on a night off? Said Tom, “I like eating out and switching off, but when you’ve worked in the trade for so many years you know so many people that it’s not all that easy to escape the job.
“I also like films, books and box sets. I’ve just finished Peaky Blinders. Gamora is also a fantastic. It’s about the Italian mafia.” Tom travels around the world and often finds himself in London for work. He said, “I don’t cook but I have learned a lot about food through travelling and since working at Dunns, like food trends, and I enjoy trying out new restaurants.”