Tom Bermingham works at Poppy PR in Ilkeston
I was born in Exeter before moving to Sussex before my third birthday and grew up there before moving to Nottingham for university.
What are your hobbies ?
Sport is the main passion in my life. I have a season ticket at my beloved Queens Park Rangers and follow them rain or shine, win or lose around the country. I have a membership at Notts CC to get my sports fix during the summer months and play golf, cricket, football and tennis to fill the time when I’m not working or at QPR.
What is your favourite film? Snatch. A film that includes crime, comedy, action, money and gangsters, it has it all.
What is your biggest achievement in life?
The obvious answer would be graduating but I once shot 77 round the golf course. It is the bigger achievement as I probably won’t break that in the next ten years but in that time I could get another three degrees.
What are your hopes for the future of this area?
I can’t wait for the train line to be opened again. I could help the environment by getting the train to work. It will make getting to London a lot easier, which can only be beneficial to the local economy, and I think it’ll give the town a huge boost.
What is your favourite place to eat in Ilkeston?
As someone who has only been to Ilkeston in the past five months it has been hard to critique the many establishments available but the Poppy-PR team went to Stanhope Arms for my birthday and it was excellent.
Where is your favourite local place to go on a day trip?
Trent Bridge when it’s sunny, either for a Test Match or for a County Championship fixture. Sitting in the sun all day and watching some decent cricket is heaven.
What is your idea of a perfect Saturday night?
If you could change anything in Ilkeston what would it be?
Ilkeston seems to be growing very well but I’d like to see more investment from businesses into the bottom of Bath Street. It’s a fantastic area to open up a shop but it just needs a few businesses to attract people to this end of town.
What will your epitaph say?
We told him it was just a game!