ON THE SPOT

Charles Brook, part­ner of Pop­ple­ton & Ap­pleby Li­censed In­sol­vency Prac­ti­tion­ers.

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What was your first job?

I re­mem­ber tak­ing over my sis­ter’s evening pa­per round when I was 11. Pick­ing up my bag of pa­pers from the vil­lage newsagent on my way home from high school and wind­ing my way around over 100 lo­cal homes

If you weren’t in your cur­rent po­si­tion what would you be do­ing?

I al­ways wanted to be an ar­chi­tect. My ca­reers teacher told me that my maths wasn’t good enough… Per­haps they hadn’t seen the tech­no­log­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion that was on the hori­zon and would en­able us to over­come our weak­nesses.

What was your worst mis­take?

I’ve made so many over the years but none from which I haven’t learnt or gained strength of char­ac­ter and pur­pose. How­ever, I re­gret not stay­ing in touch with the peo­ple that I grew up with. In the heady days of the 1980s whilst chas­ing a ca­reer, I forgot the friends that made me.

Give me a fine day on a North­ern beach; my cam­era, my wife, kids and our dog close by.

Dou­glas Adams, he was a su­perb writer, philoso­pher and vi­sion­ary.

English Lan­guage, with En­gi­neer­ing Draw­ing a close sec­ond. I’ve al­ways de­lighted in the sound of words and their mean­ing; through them you can de­fine or cre­ate a mood.

What are your hob­bies?

I’ve al­ways en­joyed singing and lately I joined the world renowned Hud­der­s­field Cho­ral So­ci­ety.

What would you do if you won the Lot­tery?

Buy a cot­tage by the sea, and cre­ate fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity for rel­a­tives and friends.

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