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Meet Our People: Gary

Posted on Wed, 2018-06-20 10:59 by Gary Brown - Construction Manager

What does a typical day look like for you?
I’m an early bird, so the day starts early in the office with a coffee preparing for the day ahead. I cover all construction projects in our Central region, planning and pre-construction play a big part in my day which means I’m involved in numerous types of meetings with the team from design to site managers.

What was you first job?
I started my apprenticeship as a joiner in 1984 with Gilbert Ash Construction and what I find incredible is the very first site I started on following my first stint at Telford College, was at the old Fountainbridge Brewery which is only a stones throw away from my new home at SPACE. The old brewery no longer exists and has been replaced by the modern retail park, breathing new life in to the area.

Who is your hero?
My hero has to be Paul Weller. I’ve loved his music since I was very young and have followed him ever since and can say I haven’t missed a gig of his in Scotland since 1992. To top everything, my oldest son who plays bass in a band called Rituals (formerly The Merrylees) were confirmed as one of his support acts for a series of gigs across the UK in 2015 with the ultimate high being a support slot at the Edinburgh playhouse. To say I was a proud Dad was an understatement!

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?
I would have to say I would love to sit with my Grandad who is no longer with us. To be able to have that opportunity to sit and tell him all about my life and my family would be very special.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
If I could have one super power I would say it would be the ability to be able to grant everyone with one wish in life!

Describe yourself in 3-words
Genuine, Kind and Loyal.

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
I would be torn between 3 actors with Tom Hardy, Paul Newman or Steve McQueen but I think I would go with Steve McQueen around the time of the classic movie Bullitt. He was the king of cool so yes, Steve McQueen.