On the Spot

What was your first job?

I worked for my grandad in his motor cycle shop.

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

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Being the boss and working with good people would always be at the top of my list.

What was your worst mistake?

Probably buying a house at the wrong time.

What’s your ideal day away from the office?

A day out at the beach in the Yorkshire sunshine with my wife and children.

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

Jay Z. He’s built an empire off the back of his talent and passion

What are your hobbies?

I listen to music a lot. I also collect sneakers.

What would you do if you won the Lottery?

Travel the Far East with my family

What’s your favourite item of clothing?

I live in jeans.

What’s your favourite time of day?

Morning. I like feeling refreshed before the busy day kicks in

What’s the best thing about Yorkshire?

The no nonsense yet friendly attitude of the people and the amazing landscape

What would you like your epitaph to be?

‘Firm, but fair’