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In the Headlights | Dominic Ilbury, Group Business Development Manager | Rygor

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WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB POSITION?

Group Business Development Manager  Sounds like a made up job title!

WHAT IS THE STRANGEST OR MOST CHALLENGING JOB YOU’VE EVER DONE?

Whilst I was studying for my degree I moonlighted as a debt collection officer. It’s where I learned my hardened negotiation skills! Sounds like Dominic’s bite is worse than his bark!

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?

I would say that at some point running my own business. I love being able to have creative thought and control in decision making and process implementation. That doesn’t sound what it’s like to run your own business – what about the stress and tears?

IF YOU HAD YOUR TIME AGAIN, WOULD YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE SAME CAREER PATH?

I think that whilst I didn’t mean to end up where I am, I wouldn’t change a thing really as my career has led me to the place where I am, and I would say I’m pretty happy today. Sounds like our Dom walked into a cushy little number!

IF YOU HAD BEEN REINCARNATED, WHO OR WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WERE IN A PAST LIFE?

I would say a Churchill type historical figure. I may not always get it right, but I certainly try to do right and to be the best version of me. The best? (despite the debt collecting!)

IF YOU COULD INVITE ANY FOUR PEOPLE TO A DINNER PARTY, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD THEY BE – AND WHY?

Jamie Oliver, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Tom Jones Basically a good dinner and a good show! Fancy expecting your guests to cook and sing for their suppers!

WHAT ARE YOUR PASSIONS OUTSIDE THE WORKPLACE?

I love mixed martial arts. That is probably my major passion, but I love anything sporty and active. Whether it’s walking the dog or seeing the world, I really enjoy doing things! We’d better start being nicer to Dominic – I always said he was a great guy!

IF THEY MADE A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD PLAY YOU?

I would like it to be someone like Tom Hardy, but truthfully, it would be more of a Martin Freeman type. What a contrast – Bilbo Baggins or a Peaky Blinder – we’re going with Bilbo!

WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DATE?

18-year-old me would still say Kelly Brook, but I think I would go with Natalie Portman. Glad you got glasses fitted when you turned 19!

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS

Energetic, enthusiastic, hard-working, empathetic, and funny. We’ll be the judge of that!

QUICKFIRE ROUND

DOG OR CAT?

Always dog

BEER OR WINE?

Beer

FOOTBALL OR RUGBY?

Rugby

ANT OR DEC?

With a gun to my head I’d say Ant, but I get the two confused

MAGNIFICENT 7 OR PULP FICTION?

Pulp Fiction

NIGHTCLUB OR RESTAURANT?

Restaurant