Spotlight On.. John Baddeley
Director & Management Board Member
Lives: Totley, Sheffield
Education: Hemsworth High School, University of Newcastle, Chester Law College
Work History: Articled clerk Dibb & Clegg Barnsley 1983-1985, Solicitor at Dibb & Clegg 1985-87, Wake Smith 1987- to date.
What was your first job? Unpaid working in my parents corner shop, paid as a weekend petrol pump attendant.
What did you think you would be when you grew up? Explorer/Adventurer. Anything to escape Hemsworth!
Where is the best place to go for office gossip? What office gossip?
What is the best thing about your job? Meeting interesting people and the variety of businesses we deal with on a daily basis.
What is the worst thing about your job? Management not being appreciated.
What and where is your favourite restaurant? Fischers, Baslow.
What book are you reading? Solar by Ian McEwan.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which two luxury items would you take? A desalination kit and a fishing rod.
If a film was being made of your life, who would you want to play you and why? Ben Stiller – he would be able it make it amusing.
Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with? Giant haystacks, The Mountain (GoT) and Piers Morgan.
Which 3 celebrities would you invite to your perfect dinner party (alive or dead)? Robert De Niro, Kylie, Nelson Mandela.
What do you enjoy in your spare time? Cricket, Wine/Beer, Walking and Gardening.
Who is your hero and why? Martin Luther King, no need to say why!