Job title: Project Administrator (West Midlands)
Hobbies/interests: Shows and records, DIY, Sailor Jerry rum, sausage dogs
“When I’m not at work I hibernate and drink strawberry beer“
Favourite music: Braid, Descendents, Fugazi
Favourite object: My recently purchased Hungry Like the Wolf sticker
Favourite book: Haruki Murakami: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Favourite word: CRACKING
Favourite food: Soya Café vegan fish
“I really hate being overly bored“
Not very good at: Handstands
Really good at: Headstands
Job title: Business Advisor (West Midlands)
Specialist area/expertise: business advice
Hobbies/interests: classic cars and other old transport. I also enjoy cooking.
“When I’m not at work I relax with friends and family“
Favourite music: Depends on mood but like Pink Floyd, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Santana – the old rockers are the best
Favourite object: Barometer – although it never tells the correct time
Favourite books: Those written by Bill Bryson
Favourite word: Pub
Favourite food: Lobster thermador
“I really hate litter and graffiti”
Not very good at: wiping up
Really good at: washing up
Job title: Self employed Santa Claus Impersonator & Full time Business Advisor (West Midlands). I used to be a Male Pole Dancer but the blood kept rushing to my head
Specialist area/expertise: Anything as long as it’s legal & decent. OK I’m open to negotiation on the latter
“When I’m not at work I ……See Above…………………………“
Favourite music: Garage, House and Ibiza Anthems
Favourite object: My sailboard when I can stay on it.
Favourite book: Tolstoy’s ‘War & Peace’ Well up to page 5, after that it drags on a bit.
Favourite word: FREE
Favourite food: Anything as long as someone else is cooking it. Even better if its Cantonese.
“I really hate Not Being Perfect”
Not very good at: ‘Not Very Good’, Moi !
Really good at: Being Modest
Job title: Programme Area Manager, Enterprise Support
Specialist area/expertise: Ceramics, Designer/makers
Hobbies/interests: Gypsy caravans, sheds, beautiful things and the way they’re made, eating and drinking, buying too many impractical shoes.
“When I’m not at work I …think about work too much, potter about the house and garden to a soundtrack of Radio 4 and dream about my shed.”
Favourite music: The Smiths, the Jayhawks, vintage David Bowie and Rod Stewart, the Soundtrack to High Society, Bonnie Prince Billy, the Shangri Las, the Screaming Trees, the Lemonheads, Amy Winehouse
Favourite object: My house
Favourite book: Any of the Armistead Maupin Tales of the City series (except the last one – too sad), 1000 rings – a Lark Jewellery book.
Favourite word: Discombobulated
Favourite food: Pasta – couldn’t live a week without it.
“I really hate: people who think they know more than everyone else – because they very rarely do.”
Not very good at: work/life balance (although I preach it to everyone else), doing stuff I’m not interested in, sticking to a calorie restricted, alcohol free diet, not answering the phone when it rings.
Really good at: seeing solutions for other people, getting back up again after a knock back, helping people to be really good at the stuff they’re really good at (see the rest of the CLP team if you don’t believe me).
Job title: Business Adviser (East Midlands)
Specialist area/expertise: I like to think ….business advice in particular strategy and finance plus training
Hobbies/interests: Tennis Jazz Gardening Fine Art
“When I’m not at work I do lots of different things but currently renovating the garden drinking wine and listening to music “
Favourite music: Jazz – it is a bit of an obsession. This week it is Art Tatum Oscar Peterson and Ben Webster
Favourite object: My garden spade
Favourite book: War and Peace
Favourite word: Endeavour or veracity – can I have two?
Favourite food: Fish and chips
“I really hate loud aggressive know it alls”
Not very good at: IT but getting better at it
Really good at: building shelves