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In the HEADLIGHTS | CV Dealer – Richard Drinkwater | Issue 133 | March 2013

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Richard Drinkwater

Richard Drinkwater

This month’s sombrero-wearing bandit, zig zagging his way around our crazy golf course is Richard Drinkwater, Marketing, PR and Business Development Manager for SV Tech. Does he score a hole in one or just another boring bogey……?

What is your current job position?

Marketing, PR & Business Development Manager

3 jobs, 3 pay packets! What is the strangest or most challenging job you’ve ever done?

Setting up and running a successful Headhunting Practice at the age of 25

50 years ago then! What would be your dream job?

Professional Golfer on the European Tour, (regular or Seniors!)

FORE!!! If you had your time again, would you have followed the same career path?

Probably not. Things happen for a reason, and you need to take your opportunities when they arise.

That’s a relief then! If you had been reincarnated, who or what do you think you were in a past life?

A Knight of the Round Table

Or a round Knight! And what do you think you deserve to be in the next?

A Serf.

Close to that now aren’t you! If you could invite any four people to a dinner party, living or dead, who would they be – and why?

Nelson Mandela, – what a life, what a man, what a legacy!

Bill Bailey – legend of wit and humorous banter!

Seve Ballesteros & Ian Botham, undoubtedly my two biggest sporting heroes

What is your most irritating habit?

Being far too loud!!

Quiet please on the tee! Best corporate jolly or incentive?

Either watching the final Ashes winning test at the Oval in 2005, or any Corporate Golf event. (all invites gratefully accepted!!!!)

Tee and Tea then! What are your passions outside the workplace?

Spending time with my daughter, playing as much golf as possible, running 2 touring cricket teams, (the Emeriti and The Stonyhurst Wanderers), and cooking amazing roast potatoes (to go with full roast & trimmings!)

How do you find time for golf! If they made a movie about your life, who would play you?

Ideally somebody bald!

Phil or Grant, take your pick! Who would be your dream date?

Charlize Theron or Kate Beckinsale

Strange they both wanted to date you too! Describe yourself in five words.

Loud, fun, competitive, caring and spontaneous

A noisy comedian, who wears a sombrero! BANDIT! Write your own eulogy/tribute.

This would be better coming from someone else!!! They might be a bit more objective!!!

He couldn’t half hit the ball a long way, but his putting was pants…..!!!!!!!


Dog or Cat?                                           Dog

Beer or Wine?                                      Real Ale

Football or Rugby?                             Rugby

Pans people or Hot Gossip?            Pans People

Benny Hill or Morecambe & Wise?  Morecambe & Wise


Magnificent 7 or Pulp Fiction?          Pulp Fiction


Night club or restaurant?                  Restaurant









About Jason Hodge (1361 Articles)
Editor of Commercial Vehicle Dealer Magazine, Jason has worked in the commercial vehicle industry since leaving university over 20 years ago.