The Last Word with Tim Brawn

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Tim Brawn, MD at Netpack Fulfilment
Tim Brawn, MD at Netpack Fulfilment

Name: Tim Brawn
Company: Netpack Fulfilment
Job title: Managing Director

What did you want to be when you were young?

Sailor.

What was your first full time job?

Recruitment.

What is your best quality?

Kindness.

What is your worst quality?

Impatience.

What is your favourite book?

Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge.

What is your favourite film?

Local Hero.

What is your favourite restaurant?

Fifteen Cornwall.

How do you like to relax?

Tennis, swimming, walking, having fun with my family.

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

Near my children.

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

Move the sunshine so Cornwall could be like California.

Who was your teenage pin up?

Raquel Welch.

Can money buy happiness?

Definitely not. I know really happy poor people.

Most annoying TV personality?

Most of them.

What has been the best moment in your career?

Going to look for my first real job in a recruitment company and getting hired by them.

What has been the worst moment in your career?

Falling off a chair in a presentation (I was presenting).

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

Make Zimbabwe peaceful – I have friends there and still hear regular horror stories.

What do you begrudge spending money on?

Airport taxes.

If you only had £1 left in the entire world, what would you spend it on?

Somebody else.

What’s the best thing about Cornwall?

Wild scenery.

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

Shower the people you love with love by James Taylor.

What makes you happy?

Being with my family and friends listening to James Taylor and reading poetry.

What makes you angry?

Ignorance.

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

My late father, because I still miss him and Billy Connelly because we could have a great laugh.

What could you not live without?

My family, my friends and my faith.

Tell me a joke:

“We believe in an ethical foreign policy”.

What’s the greatest invention ever?

The iPhone.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

St Lucia.

When is honesty not always the best policy?

It is always the best policy.

What’s your #1 ambition?

To see my children grow up happily.

What was your biggest mistake in life?

I haven’t got any regrets.

What was your luckiest break?

Being on Blankety Blank and winning the chequebook and pen.

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

Reading this column having fulfilled my ambitions.

Describe yourself in three adjectives:

Tall, shortsighted and handsome.