On The Spot With Angus Houston

ANGUS HOUSTON, MD OF YORK-BASED WILL & PROBATE SERVICE PAVILION ROW
ANGUS HOUSTON, MD OF YORK-BASED WILL & PROBATE SERVICE PAVILION ROW
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Angus Houston is managing director of will and probate service Pavilion Row, based in York.

What was your first job?

Farm labourer during the harvest season.

If not in your present job, what would you like to do?

Food and wine critic for Egon Ronay.

What was your worst mistake?

Allowing redundancy to affect my confidence – it’s business not personal, so move on.

What would be your ideal day away from the office?

Lunch at the Feversham Arms, Helmsley. The hotel where my wife and I were married.

Name the one person you would most like to have dinner with?

Putting my allegiance to Leeds United firmly to one side, Alex Ferguson. I admire his continued focus, drive and man-management skills.

What was your best subject at school?

Can’t remember…probably economics and not the ‘home’ variety (see next answer).

What are your hobbies?

I love to cook but I am clearly not as good as I think I am. My wife keeps booking me onto cookery courses.

What would you do if you won the Lotto?

Holiday homes in Scotland and Italy, a year travelling the world going to all the Formula One Grand Prix events and then invest in other young businesses to help them grow.

What is your top time-saving tip?

Concentrate on what you are good at and outsource the rest.

What is your favourite time of the day?

At home with a glass of wine relaxing after a long day.

What is your favourite garment?

My kilt in the family tartan – timeless , comfy and smart.

What is the best thing about being in Yorkshire?

It’s okay to be thrifty.

What would your epitaph be?

Moving On.