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Published: March 19, 2020 | Updated: March 19, 2020

20 Questions: Paul Hendy, Owner, Hendy Group, takes the hotseat for our weekly Q&A

Paul Hendy: What advice would I give to anyone starting out on a career? Work hard and be honest.
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…

His favourite smell is freshly baked bread, he’d like to share a car with Nelson Mandela, lists Sir Ian Botham as his childhood hero and, of course, chooses Top Gear as his favourite TV show.

Paul Hendy, Owner of the Hendy Group, takes the 20 Questions’ hotseat.

Question: What is your favourite TV show?

Answer: Top Gear.

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

A: Nelson Mandela.

Q: The best bit of my job is…?

A: Developing people.

Q: And the worst…?

A: Taking the rough with the smooth.

Q: Who was your childhood hero?

A: Sir Ian Botham.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?

A: Freshly baked bread.

Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?

A: Remedy Oak,

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

A: Work hard and be honest.

Q: What was your first record/CD?

A: I can’t remember!

Q: What gets you angry?

A: Poor timekeeping.

Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?

A: Anything by Coldplay.

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

A: Energy and enthusiasm.

Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?

A: Roast dinner.

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

A: Melon.

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

A: Near the sea and in the country.

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

A: Reduce taxes.

Q: What’s your biggest frustration?

A: Too much social media.

Q:  Where’s your favourite holiday location?

A: The next one…

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

A: ???

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Treating people the right way.