Post date: Oct 25, 2015 7:29:0 PM
Many thanks to Roger Brown, Mick Gander and Adrian Malupa for identifying the actor, screenwriter and producer Nick Frost as a former colleague who worked in the Hainault office for a couple of years. Nick had worked on the African trade for the shipping company Cowell Nicola and in 1990 he was recruited by P&O Containers to work on our African sales/bookings desk where he reported to Iain Brymer ('Bifta').
If the name is familiar but you can't quite place it then Nick's acting credits include the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and on TV the 2014 Dr Who Christmas special. See:
Nick Frost - Wikipedia (reference to "...left school and took a job with a shipping company to support the family...")