Anthony Mark Cutter is a lawyer and social scientist by training, a publican and wine merchant of Lancaster by accident and a consultant researcher and freelance lecturer in his not so spare time.
What was your first job?
I think technically, I was illegally running a pet sitting service from the age of 11, but I can’t remember precisely.
How do you relax after a hard day’s work?
Do I ever relax? I’m a bit of a workaholic … but my hobbies include drinking fine wine, craft beer and rare spirits, alongside eating nice meals. Fortunately, my job seems to involve those things. I also really enjoy giving lectures, learning new things, teaching new things, and coming up with new ideas.
When I do get to relax properly, I like to watch films and TV Series (in one box-set or on demand TV fuelled block) with a glass of one of the above named work related relaxants.
I especially like biopics and science-fiction.
Proudest moment in business?
It’s any moment when you realise that in some small way you’re doing a good job. Whether it’s because someone tells you that you are, or because you just know you’ve done it well. I try to see my businesses as part of the community, and it is good to know when that works.
Most embarrassing moment at work?
Giving a lecture a group of high school students about the ethics of science, referring to Jurassic Park, and then realising none of them had seen the film. Then realising I was old. That was quite embarrassing.
Luckily I had a clip on my laptop to save the day.
Your biggest vice?
I refuse to give up on ideas that I believe in.
Who is the biggest influence on your life?
Word of business advice?
Believe in your ideas, stick to your guns and try to remember three things:
Everyone has to eat.
Always do interesting work.
Make the world better today than it was yesterday.