Time Out: Julie Bailey, Chief Executive at Andrew & Co Solicitors

Julie Bailey, Chief Executive at Andrew & Co Solicitors

It’s almost the weekend and that means it is time to sit back and relax with some quick fire questions. This week’s ‘Time Out’ features Julie Bailey, Chief Executive at Andrew & Co Solicitors, who it turns out loves getting lost in numbers and would like to visit the Victorian era…

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?                                           I am ashamed to say I have a vodka and slimline tonic and share a large bag of crisps with my husband. We gave up crisps for Lent this year. When Lent finished, we decided to try to keep up some level of abstinence so now only allow ourselves one large bag a week – which usually gets devoured on a Friday evening.

What is your hobby?                                                                                                         I don’t really have a hobby per se, but in the spring and summer months I like to spend plenty of time in the garden. Thankfully, we’re having the most amazing weather this summer! Once the clocks go back and the nights draw in, I love to knit. My daughter is hoping that this year I’ll finally get around to finishing a blanket made up of several knitted squares. It’s a work in progress!

What is your favourite movie?
   I love going to the cinema so this is a tough question to answer. There’s so many classics to choose from. However, at a push I’d have to pick The Bridges of Maddison County closely followed by Yanks and Saturday Night Fever.

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career?                                                                                                                           I think I’d have become an accountant. I love getting lost in numbers. Luckily, with the nature of my work as a chief executive, I do spend some time dealing with numbers. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I enjoy the challenge.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?                                                     I would love to be able to fly!

What is your favourite genre of music?
   I don’t have a favourite genre. I have an eclectic taste when it comes to music.  At school, I first came across northern soul music which is something I still listen to today. My teenage years and early 20s fell in the 1980s – a classic era for music. I still love 80s music! I also enjoy listening to show tunes, country music and even some rock music.

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?                                   I would go to the Victorian era – when change really started to happen. That period of time was transformative and pivotal to our country today, so it’d be very special experience it.