Published: November 28, 2019 | Updated: November 28, 2019
20 Questions: Simon Scarborough, hospitality consultant and guru is in this week’s hotseat
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 childhood hero was Charles II, he looks for a ready smile and a willingness to learn in new employees but gets frustrated when people are late and angry when they’re rude…
Simon Scarborough, hospitality consultant and guru, takes the 20 Questions’ hotseat.
Question: What’s your favourite TV show?
Answer: Grey’s Anatomy (American medical drama).
Q: Who would you like to share a lift with?
A: Princess of Wales in my next life.
Q: The best bit of my job is…?
A: Developing people.
Q: And the worst…?
A: Nothing – I love what I do.
Q: Who was your childhood hero?
A: Charles II.
Q: What’s your favourite smell?
Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?
A: Studland Beach.
Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out on a career?
A: Be enthusiastic and hard working.
Q: What was your first record/CD?
A: ‘Please Mr Postman’ by The Carpenters.
Q: What gets you angry?
Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?
A: Zadoc the Priest by Handel.
Q: What are the qualities you look for in a new employee?
A: A ready smile and a willingness to learn.
Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?
A: Roast chicken.
Q: Steamed sponge pudding and custard or plate of melon?
Q: Name the best thing about living/working in Dorset?
A: The people and the climate.
Q: If you were Prime Minister for the day what would be the first thing you do?
A: Sort out all the roads.
Q: What’s your biggest frustration?
A: Lateness in others.
Q: Where’s your favourite holiday location?
A: South of France.
Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
A: Doing what I do now with a few more holidays attached.
Q: What would you like to be remembered for?
A: A good guy and true to my word.