Time Out: Sue Cooke, CEO of the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC)

The weekend is just around the corner and that means another ‘Time Out’. This week’s edition features Sue Cooke, CEO of the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC), who lives in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield.

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started? 

I find a glass of Yorkshire Blonde usually goes down nicely on a Friday evening, followed by a healthier session of Iyengar yoga on Saturday morning.

What is your hobby?

I enjoy walking especially around the Pennine hills of the Colne Valley near to where I live, as well as tending to my veg garden, where I’m growing salads, beans, leeks and courgettes, as well as soft fruit.

What is your favourite movie? 

I rarely go to the cinema these days, but I do love the theatre, especially Northern Broadsides productions. Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favourite play, with special memories of the very damp but hilarious production in Regent’s Park outdoor theatre.

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career? 

In my youth I loved the idea of running a theatre or an art gallery.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?  

Supersonic flight to see the far reaches of the world in the blink of an eye.

What is your favourite genre of music?

I like Kate Rusby, the folk musician from South Yorkshire, and enjoy the annual ‘treat’ of camping at her Underneath the Stars Festival in Cawthorne to discover an array of musical styles from around the world, including local bands like Hope & Social, who really make the party swing!

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?  

I’d travel to the future….to see what kind of innovations humankind has developed in a hundred years’ time – especially in the health and medical field.