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Dan Laurence

Managing Director

Getting to know Dan...

What’s your favourite film?
Back to the Future – classic! Growing up in the eighties, there is a raft of close seconds – Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Goonies, Planes, Trains and Automobiles – my list of ‘go-to’ classics is endless!
What’s your favourite book?
Favourite is a very difficult question… I’ve recently got into audiobooks which is a great way to ‘read’ books. I love business and entrepreneurial stories and have just finished How Google Works which was fascinating and well worth a read. I’d also highly recommend Delivering Happiness – the Zappos story – very inspirational.
What telly are you addicted to?
I’m a huge Suits fan! Stranger Things was brilliant – can’t wait for season 2…
Where would you most like to be right now?
Driving down California’s Highway 1 with the roof down in the sun – the most stunning scenery in the world
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
The West Coast of America – would move there tomorrow!
What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
The Screwfix catalogue! Having just recently finished renovating a house, the time and money I have spent in Screwfix means I know every page of that book back to front!
What’s your favourite sport to watch or play?
Football. It has to be, though my playing days are long since over!
What’s the best soundtrack to a long car journey?
It would have to be a megamix of singalong eighties power ballads!
What’s the best thing about Manchester?
United! I was born in the city and love everything about it - the food, the music, the culture. I love the fact you are close to everything – big city, countryside, you name it – Manchester is the gateway to the UK!
Tell us about your pet
Having a gorgeous 2-month old son means I don’t have time for much, so right now I am pet-less. I get my fix through my role as a trustee for the charity Support Adoption For Pets though – lots of pets to meet and greet!
Sunday brunch or Sunday roast?
Roast! Pork if there’s a choice!
Finish this sentence - ‘I can usually be spotted in the office…
…clutching a huge mug of tea.’