Sixty second interview: Jamie Gray

Meet the founder and managing director of Buddy Burst, Jamie Gray.

What did you want to be growing up?
From about 8 years old I wanted to be a rugby player. I even went to a rugby secondary school. I was a winger and everyone in my age group was about the same size. But I was a bit of a late bloomer so as soon as we hit our teens suddenly I was the small one and getting hit by men rather than boys. So I decided to step away and find a career where there was less chance of getting injured.

When are you at your most productive?
Sometimes if I have the time to go to bed really late I can be really productive in the evening after office hours. But if I get an early night, then the mornings are the most productive for me. I’m still fresh, I have a nice cup of tea in my hand, watching the world get light.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Well I wake up in the morning excited for the day ahead – I don’t get the Sunday Blues. Not only am I trying to help save the planet, but also as the boss I’m only accountable to myself. So I can organise my time as I see fit. It gets a bit nerve-wracking at times not knowing where the next paycheck is coming from, but being my own boss is worth it.

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