Name: Lee Tillcock
Job title: Head of business.
Where do you live? East Dereham, Norfolk.
Describe your current job:
I am responsible for a team of researchers collecting data on a wide range of financial products designed for small businesses and buy-to-let investors.
What was your first job?
I was employed as a replacement window fitter straight from college – a great use of the A levels I worked so hard to gain. But the pay was good and I saw some interesting sights.
What was your last job?
I was lucky enough to spend two years trading on the futures markets, which involved lots of extreme highs and a few serious lows.
What have you done in between?
A bit of everything from managing sales for a commercial paint sprayer to testing gambling systems in casinos, which was a great job.
What has been the defining point of your career to date?
In terms of financial services I’d like to think it’s still to come. That said, I’ve done a variety of fascinating jobs and have amassed some great memories. And it’s fair to say that promotion to my present role has already provided some fantastic opportunities.
And the most embarrassing?
On new year’s eve 1999, a group of us were out dressed as rather scary ladies. As midnight approached, so did a rather drunk middle-aged man who took a shine to a tall, unattractive and balding ‘lady’. A few choice Anglo-Saxon phrases later and he took his leave of the club. On January 4 2000 we met again, this time at a job interview, with him as my prospective employer. Embarrassing yes, successful no. I’m not sure who was more ashamed – him for his actions or me for asking if he’d had a pleasant new year.
Do you have a mortgage?
Yes, but I like to think of it as a millstone.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
La Dourade in Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia.
What’s the most you’ve ever spent on dinner for two?
It was a romantic meal in La Boucherie, a fairly typical French restaurant in the Montparnasse district of Paris. A traditional bended knee proposal met with the desired response and I’ve been paying for it ever since.
What’s your favourite band?
The U2 concert in Dublin in 2005 was out of this world.
What’s your favourite tipple?
It’s probably easier to list what I wouldn’t drink but if I was pushed, I’d say champagne.
Do you have any hobbies and interests?
I used to love playing golf and cricket as well as visiting various European cities for relaxing weekends. I also used to love going to the cinema and taking in the odd show in London. Now I am the father of an eight month old boy. Say no more.