Neil Farrell is Farrell Associates’ Managing Director.
He began his career as a Graduate at Sky Sports, working in production. After a brief stint as a television presenter, he joined Robert Walters PLC as a recruiter, focusing on investment banks. Neil worked his way up to Associate Director, before moving on to set up Farrell Associates.
What was your first job?
I was a Runner at Sky Sports
What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone?
Go for a run!
What’s the skill you’d most like to have?
I would like to have access to the ‘limitless pill’ from the film Limitless
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
What are you passionate about?
What would be your perfect day away from work?
Long lunch in a good restaurant with my wife
What’s your greatest business achievement?
Leaving a PLC and setting up my own business
What’s your greatest personal achievement?
Gemma agreeing to marry me
What would you choose as your last meal?
What’s your favourite quote or motto?
‘Let’s get serious’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Name one person you’d like to have dinner with (and why)?
Bill Shankly. Because he is a hero!
What’s the best/worst quality in a leader?
The best quality is to lead by example. The worst is poor communication.
If you weren’t in your current role, what would you be doing?
What’s your favourite pastime/relaxation activity?
What can’t you live without?
If you could have any superpower what would it be (and why)?
Read the future, so I would know which candidates would get which jobs
Dogs or cats?
What is your most treasured memory?
My wedding day
What is your favourite film (and why)?
In the Name of the Father, because it is real and featured DD Lewis
What in life are you most grateful for?
My family and my wife
Read Neil’s blog post ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ here.
Charlotte Robinson, Administrator