60 seconds with Matthew Lowdon

Hey everyone. To complete our ’60 seconds with’ segment I now posed the same questions to my fellow director, Matthew Lowdon.

What is your favourite food? – Sweet & Sour Chicken or Satay Chow Mein. Too close to call.  

What is your favourite film? – Fight Club

What is your favourite colour? – Red

What is your favourite song? – Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s.

What is your favourite place? – Donington Park

What is your favourite word? – Home

What is your least favourite word? – Guesstimate.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? – Racing Driver, particularly in the 60s.

What profession would you not like to do? – Farmer, I would just be useless at it.

What sound do you love? – A roaring V8 or a screaming V12. There is a theme here.

What sound do you hate? – The noise my first car used to make when it wouldn’t start, which was quite regular. 

What is the one thing you can’t live without? – Family and friends, a cliché I know.  

Who inspires you? – My uncle Tim, but that’s a story for another day.

Best thing about your job? – It really is different every day.

Worst thing about your job? – Counter offers.

Matthew is founder of Newton Colmore Consulting along with myself and specialises in highly technical R&D roles across medical devices and scientific engineering. Please take a look at our current vacancies.

60 seconds with Marina Vlachoutsikou

This week our scientific sales and life sciences consultant Marina Valchoutsikou is in the hot seat. 60 seconds and a lot of questions to get through.

What is your favourite food? – Anything Greek.

What is your favourite film? – Toy Story.

What is your favourite colour?– Pink.

What is your favourite song? – Supergirl, Reamonn.

What is your favourite place? – Barcelona.

What is your favourite word? – Peanut butter (that is two words, Marina).

What is your least favourite word? – Impossible.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? – Professional athlete.

What profession would you not like to do? – Singer (terrible voice).

What sound do you love? – Crashing of waves.

What sound do you hate? – Morning alarm-clock.

What is the one thing you can’t live without – Coffee.

Who inspires you – People who fight for a better world.

Best thing about your job – Every day is a different challenge.

Worst thing about your job – Talking/meeting people with bad manners.

Marina is working with a number of life sciences and scientific engineering companies across Europe in their search for sales professionals. If you are looking for your next role in scientific sales then feel free to get in touch.

60 seconds with Andrew Welsh

60 seconds, 15 questions and Andrew Welsh, a director and founder here at Newton Colmore Consulting. I am by no means Michael Parkinson but lets see what happens.

What is your favourite food? – I’m a sucker for Five Guys burgers when I’m on the go, but when I’m at home I like to make a cheese & potato pie.

What is your favourite film? – Blazing Saddles

What is your favourite colour? – Red (for the mighty Liverpool)

What is your favourite song? – All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix version)

What is your favourite place? – Airport knowing I’m going somewhere new.

What is your favourite word? – Shiny

What is your least favourite word? – Can’t (“No such word as Can’t”)

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? Actor

What profession would you not like to do? Cleaner

What sound do you love? Laughter

What sound do you hate? Ref blowing a whistle and giving a penalty against Liverpool

What is the one thing you can’t live without? – TV

Who inspires you? – Bob Dylan

Best thing about your job? – Freedom to try new ideas and not being stuck with people who say “It’s the way it has always been done”

Worst thing about your job? – I really cannot think of anything.

Brexit – the ultimate TV cliff-hanger episode

Hi LinkedInverse, I’m back with my second post.

Research on the Brexit

I’m sure a lot of us have been hearing about the Brexit vote on the 23rd June.  And I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who are 100% committed to voting yes or voting no, but what about the people we don’t know or the people who are open to the other point of view?  Where can they get the information they need that will help them make an informed vote?

For the last few months I have been reading up as much as I can and attending events that tell you they are going to tell you the ‘facts’ about the debate.  I have been left disappointed every time as every sides ‘facts’ are just countered with more ‘facts’meaning we are left not knowing who (if anyone) is telling the truth.

One event I attended suggested looking at where the facts are coming from, however as with the economy reports that have been released over the last month both sides of the argument seem to have well educated people with a good career track records.

 

TV Cliff-hanger

So where can we find the facts?  The answer it seems is nowhere.  I have come to the realisation that the Brexit Vote is a lot like a TV cliff-hanger on popular shows likeGame of Thrones and Walking Dead.  Basically what I’m saying is we won’t know what will happen until it happens, this is what I’ve heard quite a few people say who are on the leave campaign.  It does not matter what theories we have about Jon Snow, Rick Grimes or the Brexit, until it happens we won’t know.

So I’m sorry if you read this looking for more information to make your decision but the leave campaign does not seem to be able to give out this information because they don’t know, the stay campaign can as they know what the renegotiated deal with the EU looks like.  I hope over the next month they do, so people can decide on what effects them and what they feel is best for their loved ones.

I hope you found this interesting and I hope people from both the leave and remain campaigns read something like this and take it as a prompt to actually release facts of what the UK will look like after the vote.

 

Make Sure You Vote

I have written this purposely sitting on the fence, I don’t want to influence your vote as that is your vote and your right to have but please please make sure you use your vote.  If you choose not to use your vote please don’t complain when it does not go your way.

 

Newton Colmore Consulting

Newton Colmore Consulting is a specialist recruitment company for the Medical Devices and Scientific sectors.  If you would like assistance recruiting or help finding a new role from consultants who understand your sector please get in contact;

Andrew Welsh

Newton Colmore Consulting – NewtonColmore.com

0121 268 2240 – [email protected]

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