In April we welcomed new member to the HealthBid team as Rob joined us as our second Business Development Manager. Rob lives in South Yorkshire and enjoys mountain biking, watching Marvel films and Italian cuisine. As ever, we've interviewed him on a wide variety of significant subjects....

What is your full name?

Robert William Furness

What causes are you passionate about?

Cancer research – I support the charity, ‘Children with Cancer’.

Sum up your day so far in four words.

Networking, cold-calling, business development

If you could be anybody for a day, who would you be and why?

Lewis Hamilton – so I could drive his amazing car as well as he does!

What was the last thing you Googled?

The Weeknd’s ‘Call Out Your Name’.

Excellent song! Next, name your favourite type of…. pizza?

I will have to go for ham and pineapple, with green jalapeños and olives. I’ll normally order a pizza then customise it, and I think this one is good mix of salty, spice and sweet. 

On the subject of food, how do you feel about cheese?

I love cheese

Any particular favourites?

Snowdonia Black Bomber.

Agreed, this is a fab cheese - could you eat a whole round though?

Probably! Though with the right selection of accompaniments such as crackers, cured meats, sundried tomatoes….

Top meal! Have you ever lived abroad? Do you speak any languages?


Where’s the furthest you have ever travelled to?

Cuba – Havana in particular. We went to see the sights, including the cigar making process which was really interesting.

Sounds an incredible trip! And now for The Pub Quiz question: which film sequel was released yesterday, based on a famous comic book series and starring a witty superhero?

[Without hesitation] Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin. I love Marvel.

Quick answer! What is your favourite Marvel film?

Avengers: Infinity War.

If you were an animal what would you be?


Can I ask why?

To fly – I’ve had an enduring dream since childhood that I could fly.

Excellent reasoning! And finally… name an interesting fact about yourself

I helped build the Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter Studios, including the Grand Hall. I also met Robert Downey Jr as he visited the Studios when he was filming the first Sherlock Holmes film.

Amazing! Thanks Rob!