Day 199 - 11 Dec 95 - Page 02
1 Monday, 11th December 1995.
3 MR. MORRIS: Would you like me to explain what happened with our
4 witness that had been scheduled?
6 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I gather the witness you were going to call
7 today has had an accident but you have managed to get
8 Mr. Cranna here?
10 MR. MORRIS: That is correct.
12 MR. ANDREW CRANNA, sworn.
13 Examined by the Defendants.
15 MS. STEEL: Could you give your full name to the court and your
16 present occupation, please?
17 A. Andrew Lawrence Cranna, and I am currently a Temp
18 Controller, Temporary Controller, for an employment agency
19 in Ealing.
21 Q. You joined McDonald's as a Trainee Manager when you were
22 28. Could you just tell us what you have done between
23 leaving school and joining McDonald's?
24 A. By the time I was 28 I had done numerous jobs. I was a
25 Trainee Manager for Brentford Nylons working up to
26 Assistant Manager at their branch in Stockton. That was
27 just before the receivership was called in in the good old
30 After that, I went to a company called Prestos as a
31 non-food Manager. Basically, I was in charge of all the
32 non-food items within the store and the running of a small
33 department there. Other jobs I have done include -- I was
34 a representative for Cadbury's Chocolates for a while and
35 even relief management for Tetley Walkers Breweries in the
36 West Country.
38 Q. So you were an experienced Manager before you joined
40 A. I had had previous management experience, yes.
42 Q. Since you left McDonald's where have you worked?
43 A. After leaving McDonald's, I went to work for my other
44 company I am currently with, Olympic Staff, as a temporary
45 controller. I was there for a period of seven years and at
46 that time I worked my way up to Branch Manager.
47 Unfortunately, it is an independent agency, independent
48 agency, it is not part of a large group, and the owner of
49 company was making no plans to expand. I was getting itchy
50 feet, if you like and the grass was always greener, and
51 I spent two years as a self-employed salesman. The first
52 year of that went very well.
54 The second year was a disaster. With a wife, three
55 children and mortgage I started looking around for more
56 secure employment and I met up with my former employer,
57 George Campbell, and he said that there was a vacancy back
58 at Olympic Staff for me if I wished to go back, and that is
59 where I am now.