Published: October 31, 2019 | Updated: November 9, 2019
New feature – ’20 Questions’ with Richard Stanbrook, Director, Pennon Water Services
Welcome to our great new feature.
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. First in the hotseat…
His favourite food is fish and chips, he’d like to share a lift with New Zealand rugby union player Jonah Lomu but take cover quick if he ever finds grapes in the plughole!
Richard Stanbrook, Director of Bournemouth-based Pennon Water Services, answers our first 20 Questions.
Question: What’s your favourite TV show?
Answer: Have I Got News For You (and Spitting Image – when it comes back).
Q: Who would you like to share a lift with?
A: Jonah Lomu.
Q: The best bit of my job is…?
A: Developing the people and giving them the chance to thrive.
Q: And the worst…?
A: Falling short on the service we would like to provide.
Q: Who was your childhood hero?
A: Kenny Dalglish.
Q: What’s your favourite smell?
A: Freshly baked bread/doughnuts.
Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?
A: Kimmeridge Bay.
Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out on a career?
A: Be confident in your ability to learn and look to learn at every opportunity.
Q: What was your first record/CD?
A: Oh, What a Night by The Four Seasons.
Q: What gets you angry?
A: Grapes in the plug hole.
Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?
A: Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses.
Q: What are the qualities you look for in a new employee?
A: Keen to learn and restless.
Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?
A: Fish and chips.
Q: Steamed sponge pudding and custard or a plate of melon?
A: Steamed sponge pudding all the time.
Q: Name the best thing about living/working in Dorset?
A: Being in a county with no motorway and beautiful coast and countryside.
Q: If you were Prime Minister for the day what would be the first thing you do?
A: Create a law that prevents discrimination against gingers.
Q: What’s your biggest frustration?
A: Losing my hair at 25.
Q: Where’s your favourite holiday location?
A: Watergate Bay in Cornwall.
Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
Q: What would you like to be remembered for?
A: Being ginger.