Friday, May 29, 2020

Time Out: Sam Thomas, Savills

It’s almost the weekend and that means another ‘Time Out’. This week we talk to Sam Thomas, Associate Farm Agent at Savills in the East Midlands.

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

We tend to try to have a drink as a team in the office to mark the end of the working week. We all spend so much time out visiting clients during the week, so it’s always good to find the time to catch up with everyone before the weekend officially begins. I live in the Leicestershire countryside and love spending time exploring the great outdoors with my three dogs, Holly, Willa and Nell.

What is your hobby?

I enjoy keeping fit and spend as much time as I can being active. Whether that’s making use of my gym at home or doing anything with an outdoors slant to it.

What is your favourite movie?

There are several, but my absolute favourite would have to be Green Mile. It’s a classic.

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

I feel really lucky being a farm agent as I get to spend so much time outside and have the opportunity to meet lots of people, however I’m a fully qualified personal trainer so if I wasn’t doing what I do now, I’d probably have pursued a career combining personal training and my love of rugby by becoming a rugby coach.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I would love to be able to fly. I’ve always really enjoyed exploring and seeing new places.

What is your favourite genre of music?

My taste in music is pretty eclectic. Depending on my mood, I listen to anything from jazz and R&B to drum and bass. Last summer, I went to Pete Tong’s Heritage Orchestra Ibiza Classics tour which was great fun.

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

I’d quite like to have the opportunity to see the British countryside before commercial farming and industry took hold.

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