This interview provides an inside look into the talented people who work with Aquaspira
In this interview we sat down with our Ambassador Noah Heward, to explore his experiences working with us as well as what is takes to become a team player!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
I am 21 and originally from a village called Earlswood near Solihull in the West Midlands. Growing up I’ve always been obsessed with sport, playing football and rugby from a young age. During my teen years I had to choose between the two sports and ended up going with rugby. Since then, I have progressed through to the Worcester Warriors academy and now live in Worcester living my dream as a professional rugby player.
Currently I’m using my spare time to study for a degree with the Open University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, on a part-time basis.
How do you deal with your nerves before a big game?
Sticking to the same routine and habits seem the way to go. I recently came back from an injury and was very nervous before the game against Harlequins. The night before the game I cooked my usual Tuna pasta meal. I have this every time before a game, it helps me feel a lot more settled.
Another element that helps me control my nerves and feel confident for the big game is making sure I cover all the tactical detail before the game earlier in the week. Along with taking my time to do some extra kicking, this helps me feel fully prepared.
Team work is essential to your role, what would your advice be to someone starting out in a new environment?
When starting a new role I think the most important thing is to fully buy into what you are doing, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Openly communicate with the people around you, as that’s the only way you are going to learn…
Going into a new environment may seem daunting at times, but it’s important to remember that your new team members are never as scary as they seem!
We had a visit scheduled in for you to come up and visit the factory last week, what did you look forward to the most?
I’ve been with AquaSpira for around 18 months now, due to Covid-19 and government guidelines there was some restrictions around what we could actually do. However now that everything has eased I could finally come upto the factory. It was really exciting to finally meet the entire team! In previous conversations I have had with the team, the idea of using improved monitoring technology to help reduce environmental impact has really interested me, so it was nice to be able to explore and tap into more information.
These past couple of years have been quite odd, is there anything you’ve learnt that you’ll continue once things have fully resumed back to normal?
I don’t really think there are any habits or lifestyle changes I have made that will really stick with me. One thing I have become very grateful for in my workplace since restrictions have been lifted, is having the crowds and supporters back in the stadiums. Playing games in an empty stadium definitely didn’t have the same buzz.
Do you have any hidden talents or facts that people here don’t know about you?
I wouldn’t say that I have any hidden talents but I do hold a personal record of 21 apples consumed within one 24-hour period.
I have also been known to come into my own when in front of a crowd; I won a public speaking competition during my time at sixth form and have also performed a dramatic poetry reading for my teammates during my time with the Worcester Warriors.