Biz Extra

Published: November 14, 2019 | Updated: November 17, 2019

’20 Questions’ with Paul Stewart, Managing Director, Goadsby (Commercial)

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…

He’d like to share a lift with American actress Mila Kunis, lists Poole Harbour as his favourite place in Dorset, gets angry at traffic and if he was Prime Minister would give himself special powers to resolve Brexit…

Paul Stewart, Managing Director of Goadsby (Commercial) takes the 20 Questions’ hotseat.

Question: What’s your favourite TV show?

Answer: Sky Sports News.

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

A: Mila Kunis (American actress).

Q: The best bit of my job is…?

A: The variety of people I interact with: landlords, tenants, corporates and individuals.

Q: And the worst…?

A: Having to be patient while other people do their bit to conclude matters.

Q: Who was your childhood hero?

A: Kevin Keegan.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?

A: Bacon.

Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?

A: Poole Harbour

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

A: Listen, get stuck in, don’t be afraid to speak to people in person.

Q: What was your first record/CD?

A: ‘We All Stand Together’ by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus.

Q: What gets you angry?

A: Traffic.

Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?

A: ‘The Wicked Flee’ by Carter Burwell.

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

A: A sociable personality. Agency work requires people interaction skills to build relationships.

Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?

A: Omelette.

Q: Steamed sponge pudding or plate of melon?

A: Melon.

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

A: The hybrid of commerce and lifestyle without the City strain.

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

A: Give myself special powers to resolve Brexit and have a majority. Fantasy I know but I am bored of the delays.

Q:  What’s your biggest frustration?

A: In property it has to be the planning process. Delays just stifle development.

Q:  Where’s your favourite holiday location?

A:  LeFay Resort, Lake Garda.

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

A: Chief Executive Officer of Goadsby.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: A hardworking, reliable, friendly and successful man.