Find out more about Rob, Skout’s MD, in our very first ‘Meet the Skout’ blog…
1)Why was PR your chosen career path?
I wanted to do media studies at uni but didn’t get any offers! PR degree courses were just starting at the time and I had the chance to reapply. It seemed to be similar to what I set out to do and luckily I got onto the course.
2)If you hadn’t chosen a career in PR, what would you be doing?
Originally I wanted to be a chef, then a psychologist, then work in the media e.g. TV – so hopefully one of these! Not sure I fancy the idea of being a chef now though.
3)What’s the best piece advice you have ever been given?
“Of course you can do it.”
4)If you won the lottery, how would you spend it?
I’d buy a luxury chalet in the Alps, a beautiful villa on a Greek Island, and then see that everyone I cared about was ok for life.
5)What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Washing up in a hotel kitchen in York. Waiters scraped the plates into the bin but often missed and the food hit our feet! There was a dishwasher but you had to lift the lid mid-cycle to manually spin the drum that the plates and glasses sat in. If you didn’t time it right boiling hot water would come spraying out at you. It was a bit of a health and safety nightmare.
6)If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
Since getting a dog I would have to say a dog as they just seem to have so much fun!
7)If you could, would you live forever, and why/not?
No way – certainly not if everyone else you knew didn’t. Haven’t you read Dorian Gray?
8)Who are your top three dream dinner party guests?
Friends and close relatives no longer with us.