0 Getting Personal with Tim Lodge

TimLodgeTim Lodge - if you are a slow payer, you'd best not read on!

Who are you? Tim Lodge, founder of Agrostis Sports Turf Consultancy.

Family status? Divorced. Two children; Emily (17) and Alice (15).

Who's your hero and why? William Shakespeare for providing the raw material for most of my leisure time activities.

What would you change about yourself? Nothing.

What's your guilty pleasure? Californian teen movies - Wayne's World, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, etc.

What do you drop everything for? Theatre.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Forming Agrostis Turf Consultancy Ltd in 2005.

Glass half full or half empty? Depends how Agrostis is going.

Climate change - fact or fiction? Fact.

What's your favourite season? Autumn.

What are your pet peeves? There is not enough space in this magazine to even scratch the surface.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Szechwan.

What's the best part of your job? Taking intact soil core samples for soil structure analysis.

… and the worst? Chasing slow payers.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? No - the key to a happy life is to lose all ambitions. Enjoy and do everything to the best of your ability, full stop.

Who wouldn't you like to be? There's always someone worse off than yourself.

Favourite record, and why? Brandenburg 5, JS Bach. I can relate to Bach's obsessional personality.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My girlfriend.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Expand Agrostis and build a theatre.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Harpsichord. I love the detailed, spidery and technical sound they make.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Honour good men and women. Be courteous to all. Bow down to none.

What's your favourite smell? Not fit for publication in this sort of magazine.

What do you do in your spare time? Theatre.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Would you wait a year for payment pending the outcome of the case (Expert Witness).

What's your favourite piece of kit? My Old Town Canadian canoe.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Extraordinarily good looking.

What talent would you like to have? To do Liverpool accent better than I can.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Ban SUVs driven by solo drivers.

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