Here at Benamic, teamwork is very important to us. We’re a team of many, a diverse and varied bunch and in this new world of remote working, it’s easy to forget about the people behind the emails, the faces behind the names.

So, whether you have dealt with Benamic or are just thinking about it, we decided to do a little ‘get to know the team’ exercise, to give you some insight on where we are coming from, what makes us ‘us’, and what we’re about. Enjoy!

Next up is….

Jonathan Walsh Benamic
Jonathan Walsh, Digital Marketing Specialist
Before working at Benamic, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

When I was younger I worked in a casino in Tramore, it was a really exciting and busy atmosphere to work in.

In which shop, physical or online would you like to max out your credit card?

I’ve recently purchased my first house so I would have to say any hardware store, I could do with a heap of power tools for my workshop!

Choose a movie title for the story of your life and give a little bit of detail why.

At the moment I would say ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’, my daughter is a month old and I’m trying to learn on the job haha.

Can you play any instruments?

I used to play (not very well) guitar in my teenager years.

Name two things that are still left on your bucket list.
  1. Achieve something truly remarkable, I’m thinking of running an Ultra Marathon (100 miles in 1 day).
  2. Become a scratch golfer.
Tell us about the person you really admire.

I started running just before the first lockdown, I couldn’t run 1km without stopping for air. Within 2 months I ran my first half marathon, later that year I ran a full marathon in 3hrs 37mins. If I hadn’t found David Goggin’s book ‘Can’t Hurt Me’, it would not have been possible, his story is about overcoming and perseverance, which helped me build mental toughness and self-motivation.

What was your favourite band when you were 18?

I’m not really big into music but I do enjoy Mumford and Sons and Hozier, they are amazing performers live.

 What fictional place would you like to visit?

Not very original here, I think most people around my age would say Hogwarts, I grew up in the Harry Potter era and was obsessed with the books.

What has been your proudest moment at Benamic?

The launch of the Benamic rebrand was a special moment, all the hard work in the background was finally out there for everyone to see.

What do you want for your future?

After the year and half we’ve had with COVID I’m looking forward to spending more time with friends and family. I can’t wait until we can go to social events and travel normally!