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Published: December 18, 2019 | Updated: December 22, 2019

20 Questions: CityFibre’s Lucy Cooper takes the hotseat for our popular weekly Q&A feature

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Each week we shine the spotlight on a member of Dorset’s business community and ask him, or her, for answers to our part fun/part serious questionnaire. This time…

Her favourite food is spaghetti bolognese, she loves holidaying in Southern Spain, gets frustrated when people don’t have basic manners and would like to be remembered for having a positive impact in the community and being a kind person.

Lucy Cooper, City Manager, Bournemouth, at CityFibre takes the 20 Questions’ hotseat.

Question: What’s your favourite TV show?

Answer: The Apprentice.

Q: Who would you like to share a lift with?

A: My friend Nadine who lives in Oz.

Q: The best bit of my job is…?

A: The variety, the people and being part of the digital transformation in my home town.

Q: And the worst…?

A: Juggling plates!

Q: Who was your childhood hero?

A: My Grandad.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?

A: Fresh linen.

Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?

A: Durdle Door for exploring, Poole Quay for relaxing.

Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out on a career?

A: Do something you’re passionate about.

Q: What was your first record/CD?

A: Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

Q: What gets you angry?

A: Injustice.

Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?

A: I enjoy all music although it’s commonly known that Michael Bolton is my favourite!

Q: What are the qualities you look for in a new employee?

A: Tenacity, commitment and communication skills.

Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?

A: Spaghetti bolognese.

Q: Steamed sponge pudding and custard or plate of melon?

A: Plate of melon

Q: Name the best thing about living/working in Dorset?

A: Having the best of all worlds, the sea, the countryside and just a two hour journey to London.

Q: If you were Prime Minister for the day what would be the first thing you do?

A: Address the challenges of homelessness.

Q: What’s your biggest frustration?

A: People who don’t have basic manners.

Q:  Where’s your favourite holiday location?

A: Southern Spain.

Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

A: Still working hard and making the most of living by the sea.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Having a positive impact in the community I live in and being a kind person.