Belfast Telegraph

'Trust your instincts, follow your goal'

Q&A: David Burrows

Q: What's the best business (or life) advice you've ever been given?

A: Making a bad decision is better than the paralysis of waiting for a good decision.

Q: What piece of advice would you pass on to someone starting out in business?

A: Trust your instincts and follow your goal but remember, it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to blow it.

Q: What was your best business decision?

A: Returning to Northern Ireland.

Q: If you weren't doing this job, what would be your career?

A: Criminal barrister.

Q: What was your last holiday? Where are you going next?

A: Last year we went to Croatia and this year we're heading to Northern California

Q: What are your hobbies/ interests?

A: Cycling and rugby.

Q: What is your favourite sport and team?

A: Rugby and Ulster Rugby. I've also played rugby as well.

Q: If you enjoy reading, can you recommend a book?

A: Lion Man, the autobiography of rugby legend Ian McGeechan.

Q: How would you describe your early life?

A: Enjoyable.

Q: Have you any economic predictions?

A: A sustained period of unpredictability.

Q: How would you assess your time in business with your company Benmore?

A: Resilient.

Q: How do you sum up working in the property development sector?

A: It's 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

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