…with Claire Hulme
Describe your office in under twelve words
My time is split between my travelling office (car) and my office at home
How much time do you spend there?
Usually by car during the day (travelling to different appointments) and my office at home most evenings.
Tidy or untidy?
Trendy or functional?
Toy dinosaur that belongs to my little boy Ollie.
Office refreshment of choice?
What do you keep in your desk drawer?
Old stuff that I really should throw out!
Open plan or office?
My home office is unusual as it is technically a summer house at the bottom of my garden.
My car, is well, a car!
Meetings – lover or hater?
Lover – it’s how I make my living
Phone or e-mail?
Phone, as you can’t email while you are driving
Best time saving tip?
Always plan your day the night before.
Best business advice ever given?
You have two ears and one mouth, so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Most annoying office habits of others?
I’m all on my own, so only myself to annoy
Biggest office irritations?
It doesn’t drive itself
Best office you’ve ever visited?
Sheppard Robson Architects, Manchester, simply for its spectacular drop-out box.
Dream place to work?
Beach Bar, anywhere that is hot the vast majority of the year!