The Last Word with Spencer Culley


Name: Spencer Culley
Company: QES
Job title: Director

What did you want to be when you were young?

Professional cricketer.

What was your first full time job?

Weighbridge operator in a scrap yard.

What is your best quality?

My sense of humour.

What is your worst quality?

I can be very impatient.

What is your favourite book?

Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

What is your favourite restaurant?

The Wet Wok – Plymouth Hoe.

How do you like to relax?

Any form of exercise, preferably running.

What is your favourite film?


If you could be a superhero, what superpowers would you like to possess?


Can money buy happiness?

No, it can only offer you choices.

If you could build a house anywhere in the world where would it be?


What has been the best moment in your career?

Becoming a Director at QES.

What has been the worst moment in your career?

Leaving a telesales job after two weeks.

Who was your teenage pin up?

Debbie Harry.

What do you begrudge spending money on?


What’s the best thing about Cornwall?

The people and the music scene is pretty good too.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned in life?

Treat everyone as you would want to be treated.

Most annoying TV personality?

Anthony Worrall Thompson.

What makes you happy?

Being with my family.

What makes you angry?

People who are rude.

If you could invite any two people for dinner, who would they be and why would you invite them?

Stephen Fry for his quick wit and intellectual prowess and Professor Richard Dawkins (he knows everything!)

What could you not live without?


Tell me a joke.

A man walks into a doctors surgery with a chip up his left nostril and a piece of battered fish in his right ear and says to the doctor “Doctor, I’m not feeling very well at all” and the doctor replies “I’m not surprised, you’re not eating properly”.

When is honesty not always the best policy?

When you are protecting someone’s feelings.

What’s the greatest invention ever?

The sandwich, so many possibilities…

What’s your #1 ambition?

To help make QES a nationally recognised company.

If you could be God for a day, what miracle would you perform?

I would keep Southampton FC in the Championship next season.

What was your biggest mistake in life?

Not learning a musical instrument at a young age.

What was your luckiest break?

Meeting my wife.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

Alp D’Huez, in the French Alps.

What would you like to be doing in five years time?

Raising a family.

Describe yourself in three adjectives.

Friendly, gullible and mischievous.