Biz Extra

The qualities I look for in a new employee? Good manners and a willingness to learn...

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: March 18, 2021 | Updated: 19th March 2021

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 cricketer Wasim Akram, he chooses fresh strawberries as his favourite smell, gets angry at rudeness and would like to be remembered for seeing the best in people.

Alistair Wallace, Director, BKB Accountants Ltd, takes the 20 Questions’ hot seat. 

Question: What is your favourite TV show?

Answer: QI.

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

A: Sir David Attenborough.

Q: The best bit of my job is…?

A: Helping people.

Q: And the worst…?

A: Not being able to help people.

Q: Who was your childhood hero?

A: Wasim Akram.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?

A: Fresh strawberries.

Q: Where’s your favourite place in Dorset?

A: Ballard Down.

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

A: Do something you enjoy.

Q: What was your first record/CD?

A: Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair.

Q: What gets you angry?

A: Rudeness.

Q: Do you have a favourite piece of music?

A: No, but I like most dance music.

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

A: Good manners and a willingness to learn.

Q: What’s your favourite food or dish?

A: Roast chicken with all the trimmings.

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

A: Melon.

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

A: Having the coast and countryside all nearby.

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

A: Resign.

Q: What’s your biggest frustration?

A: People speeding around town.

Q:  Where’s your favourite holiday location?

A: The Alps.

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

A: Cycling the entire length of the Alps.

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Seeing the best in people.

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