Yorkshire Post – On the Spot with Chris Griffin from recruitment firm Manufacturing Futures, which is part of Futures.co.uk

What was your first job?
Fishmonger for Morrisons as a 15 year old. £2.14 per hour (time and a half on Sundays) with an NVQ Level 2 in Food preparation & hygiene chucked in for good measure!

chris-griffin-of-futures-co-ukIf you weren’t in your present position, what would you be doing?
Writing (bad) novels and worrying that they weren’t as good as my favourite books. Then writing more. Then returning to point one and repeating the whole vicious cycle

What’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made?
Lying with good intentions. No matter how well meant it always finds a way to go wrong

What’s your ideal day away from the office?
A beach somewhere exotic (but not too far away) where it’s sunny and blue skied (but not too hot) with nothing to do but sit and read (with excellent wifi just in case!)

Name one person you’d like to have dinner with and why?
David Lloyd George. “Colourful” to say the least. Ideas every bit as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.

What was your best subject at school?
History

What are your hobbies?
Music. Friends. Socialising. Football. Books. Family. Other common hobbies too. And obsessing about musician Ryan Adams.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Buy Leeds United. Win the Champions League. Go bankrupt. Be happy

What’s your top time saving tip?
Make lists. Work through said list. I love a good list

What’s your favourite time of day?
Early. When the sun comes up in summer, around 6am in winter. I get so much done when most of the world is asleep

What’s your favourite item of clothing?
A pair of brown shoes I bought in 2002. Still going strong. Ish… I only wear them on special occasions

What’s the best thing about being in Yorkshire?
Going to London, letting other drivers out junctions, then reassuring yourself that the car behind beeping is the one in the wrong; we’re from Yorkshire, we let people out at junctions here!

What would your epitaph be?
He was alright him