Co-opening the Paragon Manchester office in 2015 and growing a team from two of us to 20 in less than three years.
Building on our success. Being genuinely helpful to our clients, not just providing a service. Persuing excellence and continuous improvements in what we do and how we do it.
Listen. Never assume. Take personal responsibility and be relentlessly proactive. Communicate and collaborate to get the best from teams. Offer pragmatic solutions when problem arise.
Married to Jo with three teenage children, Bryony, William and Imogen and Tilly (Jack Russell!). I love spending my spare time with them all and when time (and Jo) permits, playing golf and dabbling in a lifelong ambition to get properly fit via squash and cycling.
All of it except raw onions!
Lunch at Jamie's Italian and dinner at Blackhouse for red meat feast... not on the same day.
In order - gin and tonic plenty of fresh limes, overly chilled Sauvignon blanc, good full bodied red... not all in the same class except on my birthday. Or a drink called real ale exclusively available in the north of England.
Rural France, Northumberland coast and North Yorkshire Moors.
I used to be a canoe instructor in France... quite possibly the best job in the world.