Adam is a local entrepreneur who first came to Business Central working on a project with PWLC, also based within the centre.
Adam is just one of many entrepreneurs who have benefited from the Open Space co-working environment whilst building his marketing business.
So lets get to know Adam a little better…
What is your favourite North East building and why?
It has to be Fountain’s Abbey. It is still technically a building but to me it showcases the British history and the best of the British countryside all wrapped into one great day out.
What was your first job and how much did you get paid?
My first job was a pot washer – I was 15 and I got paid £3 per hour. I quickly realised the value of money when I figured out I had to work for 5 hours to earn £15. (I got tips too – that was always a bonus!).
What is the worst job you’ve had?
I have done a few labouring jobs in my time growing up whilst travelling and I really enjoyed them as it is great to do something physical and be outdoors. There was one ‘task’ however when I had to remove all the wood chip wall paper from an entire downstairs of a property on my own with one narrow scarper. Wood chip wall paper if you didn’t know quite likes to remain stuck on the wall!
What would your superpower be?
What is your favourite book or film or both?
My favourite film is Cool Runnings and Jack Reacher books by Lee Child.
What is your greatest achievement?
Complete Challenge Roth Long Distance Triathlon in 2012 – 13 hours and 9 minutes. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, 26.1 mile run (Ironman distance).
What’s the best piece of advice in business you’ve ever been given?
It’s all about the people and building relationships followed by patience.
What’s your favourite animal and why?
It has to be a dog! I own one after all!
Have you met anyone famous and if yes who?
Johnny Wilkinson when he was at the height of his career! That will always be up there.
In another life I would be…
I would want to be exactly where I am now. Family is at my core and I wouldn’t want to change anything that would affect that.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
Jim Carrey – I think it would be interesting to see how he would act out my day to day life. It is rather normal.
What’s your secret talent?
I learnt 3 quarters of the Titanic theme tune in piano (with 2 hands) for music GCSE. I kind of didn’t get round to learning all of it, my mum suggested I went for a ‘big finish’ as she told me I couldn’t just finish in the middle. I can’t remember the big finish but can still play a lot of it.
What’s your passion outside of work?
Cycling, being outdoors, taking photos and making videos.