Dreams of being a spitfire pilot for lawyer

What was your first job?

I cleaned the dough off bakery machines when I was 16. By 17 I was the delivery man.

If you weren’t in your present position, what would you be doing?

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Ideally a Spitfire pilot.

What’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made?

I sold my beloved TVR.

What’s your ideal day away from the office?

Playing sport with Rachel and our children.

Name one person you’d like to have dinner with and why?

Eric Morecambe. A truly funny man.

What was your best subject at school?


What are your hobbies?

Playing football, swimming and coaching Eldwick Juniors U9s (best team in the world)

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Get that TVR back sharpish.

What’s your top time saving tip?

Stand up and walk to the door when folk overstay their welcome

What’s your favourite time of day?

Early morning as the Allen children gather for breakfast

What’s your favourite item of clothing?

My new Tour de Yorkshire cycling top

What’s the best thing about being in Yorkshire?

It has it all, cities and countryside.

What would your epitaph be?

Here lies Chris Allen, not dead but just resting.