Q&A with Simon Bailey

In our new blog series, find out more about the staff here at Scottish Debt Help with our “20 Question” series! First up, our Head of Marketing Simon Bailey!

1.    What three traits define you?
Determined, Kind, Adaptable.

2.    What is your personal philosophy?
All for one, and one for all.

3.    What’s one thing you couldn’t live without? 
My iPhone… It’s constantly in my hands!

4.    What bands are you listening to these days?
I’m a BIG fan of Bastille – I love their music, especially Pompeii.

5.    What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
Discovering I was heavily dyslexic in Middle School.

6.    What is the one food you cannot resist?
BBQ Ribs and chips from my local Chinese!

7.    What is your greatest fear?
Never seeing Geneva win the Swiss ice hockey league.

8.    Where is your favourite place to be?
In a rink watching Ice Hockey with my closest friends!

9.    What is your favourite thing to do? 
Meeting new people and networking.

10.    Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?  
San Francisco to see an old friend.

11.    What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Cleaning the Rolex watch factory in Geneva!

12.    Who is your biggest inspiration? 
My mother.

13.    What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Piloting an aircraft at the age of 14, thanks to the Air Cadets.

14.    What has been the most important lesson you have learned in your lifetime?
It’s possible to make no mistakes and still lose.

15.    What would you do for a career, if you weren’t working at Scottish Debt Help? 
I would open up a gastropub in San Francisco.

16.    You’re hosting a dinner party. Who are the 3 people, living or dead, who you would invite and why? 
Maurice Richard – ex NHL pioneer and an idol of mine growing up, Winston Churchill to debate with, and my Aunt Alice who passed away when I was 7.

17.    What would you serve?
BBQ Ribs and chips… what else?!

18.    If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would love to be a pilot for a day – providing I had the training for it!

19.    What advice do you have for people who are struggling with debt?
Don’t feel ashamed, don’t feel you’re on your own, we’re here to help.

20.    Proudest moment in your life?
Winning the Patton Conference with the Manchester Storm.