Adam Morrison: “Having worked in publishing for 30 years, I will always back news media."
Our Publishing Relationship Manager on his favourite childhood memory, the worst job he's ever done and how he switches off from work (rugby all day, every day!)
Let’s break the ice with a drink, what are you having?
I'll start with a pint of Stout please.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Not getting a BMX for Christmas cos they were just a “fad” – now an Olympic sport!
Where do you want to travel to next?
Having missed a couple of holidays due to Covid – Croatia next year.
Summer or Winter?
What would you never leave the house without?
These days a mask.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Silver service waiter at my local Golf Club. Having spilt numerous items of food over the members, my services were no longer required at the club.
Most overused word or phrase?
Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Love all but if had to pick it would be dinner, probably a roast or a medium-rare steak.
Favourites of 2021 so far?
Being able to see friends and family again and getting out for a meal/drinks.
Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Definitely a dog person, don’t mind cats at all just as long as they stay out of my garden!
Sunny holiday or city break?
Sunny holiday all day long.
How do you switch off from work?
Love watching all sports and you will usually find me on the edge of a rugby pitch at some stage during the weekend, either my son’s school team, local club or Ulster and on a good weekend all of the above. Also looking forward to watching the sleeping giant of Newcastle United climb the English Premier League 🤞
Name the film you’d watch again tonight?
Titanic, “I’ll never let go..”
Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Amongst the numerous things my mother drilled into us as children, the one that sticks in my mind is ‘treat others as you would like to be treated.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
To the ’80s for that BMX 😊
What would your superpower be?
Future sight would come in hand during Cheltenham.
What’s your favourite question to ask people?
What’s for dinner?
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