When you think about the word 'quintessentially', it's about trying to get to the very essence of something.
A lot of my work is about developing relationships with corporate partners such as Jaguar and Diageo.
I definitely like sorting stuff out, and I have the enthusiasm to try and help.
I have to be passionate about everything I do.
I mainly read histories and biographies, but I'm also a big fan of Graham Swift and Thomas Hardy.
I think people might say I'm a bit of a sucker for punishment.
I'm a creature of habit and tend to favour small, traditional English businesses.
If people don't feel they've got your attention, you're not going to succeed.
In my heart and soul, I am a West Country man, and ideally, my weekends are spent there.
Now if I don't take exercise I feel a bit frazzled.
Since childhood, I have been a cricket fanatic.
Since I travel to the four corners of this planet for work, I don't need sun holidays or that kind of thing.
I studied politics and economics at Bristol, and people always assumed that I'd go into politics or a non-government organisation when I left. I might well do this later on. I'd love to represent a West Country seat in the House of Commons.
I've always been fascinated by India and its color and vibrancy. I worked in Madhya Pradesh in the Kanha National Game reserve before university, and it is probably the most intoxicating country I have ever visited.
My obsession with eating out partly comes from having spent 10 long years at English boarding schools in the 1980s, where food was pretty low on the list.
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