On the Spot

What was your first job? 

Stacking shelves at Waitrose in Kidderminster

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

Working as a corporate finance adviser

What was your worst mistake? 

Staying too long in a previous role

What’s your ideal day away from the office? 

A long lunch with my wife at a cliff-top restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean

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

Jason Pierce, Spiritualized frontman, I’d love an insight into his genius

What was your best subject at school? 


What are your hobbies? 

Fine dining, fine wine and trying to grow things

What would you do if you won the lottery? 

Spend it

What’s your favourite item of clothing?

Any one of my collection of John Smedley sweaters

What’s your favourite time of day? 

Dinner time

What’s the best thing about Yorkshire? 

The landscapes

What would you like your epitaph to be?

He did ok