On The Spot With Nick Ryder

Nick Ryder, technical account manager at internet service provider CCS in Leeds

What was your first job?

I worked on my parent’s milk round which was good, honest, hard work and gave me a sprightly start to the day before school. It was also a good way of staying fit.

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

I think that without question I would be a psychiatrist. The human mind and the way people behave has always fascinated me, we are such complex creatures and infinitely interesting.

What was your worst mistake and why?

Probably misguided trust in someone but then I learnt a lot from that incident so I did take away a positive from it too.

What would be your ideal day out of the office?

A day in a spa. It’s one of the best places to relax and I have always loved being in or around water.

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

If he was still alive then it would be George Harrison. From what I have heard he was a fiercely intelligent and spiritual person who also had a great sense of humour.

What was your best subject at school?

Very predictably it was maths and music, which is odd because music is considered to be an art form and my career in the IT industry, is very much about numbers and figures as well as a lot of problem solving.

What’s your top time-saving tip?

Invest in a hands-free car kit for you mobile phone.

What would you do if you won the Lotto?

I would carry on as usual but own a bigger TV.

What is your favourite time of day and why?

Getting home after a long day at work and seeing my family. Why? Because they are my world.

What would you like your epitaph be?

Oh, I don’t want to think about that just yet, thank you very much.