Biz Extra

Published: October 14, 2021 | Updated: October 17, 2021

Bill Clinton, Cliff Richard, James Bond, Cressida Dick – Nick Gregory takes our 20 Q&A hot seat

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 looks for commitment in a new employee, would like to share a car with former US President Bill Clinton, had James Bond as his childhood hero and gets angry with pretentious people.

Nick Gregory, Operations Director, Dorset Growth Hub, occupies the 20 Questions’ hot seat.

Question: What is your favourite TV show?

Answer: Silent Witness.

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

A: Former US President Bill Clinton.

Q: The best bit of my job is…?

A: Being able to organise my own diary…usually.

Q: And the worst…?

A: Forms and paperwork.

Q: Who was your childhood hero?

A: James Bond …of course.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?

A: Coffee.. just as you open the package or when you grind the beans .

Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?

A: The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers.

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

A: Learn to manage your boss ….quickly ?.

Q: What was your first record/CD?

A: Too embarrassing! Please Don’t Tease by Cliff Richard, I think.

Q: What gets you angry?

A: Pretentious people.

Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?

A: Freya Ridings – Lost Without You.

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

A: Commitment.

Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?

A: Seafood paella.

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

A: Melon.

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

A: Everything.

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

A: Sack Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Q: What’s your biggest frustration?

A: Misinformation in the news.

Q:  Where’s your favourite holiday location?

A: Siena, Italy.

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

A: Alive…I hope!

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Being a good father to my children.