Time Out: Mark Gasson, Founder of Gigantic


It’s almost the long weekend and that means it’s time to wind down with ‘Time Out’. This weeks questions are answered by Mark Gasson, Founder of Gigantic, who intriguingly could be running a beach bar on a tropical island in another life…

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?                                          Currently it involves taking my 7 year old daughter to her dance and drama class.

What is your hobby?                                                                                                          I get a lot of enjoyment from playing Tennis, trying to play at least once a week

What is your favourite movie?                                                                                         It has to be ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Christmas time, or at other times I’d go for Withnail & I.

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as career?                                                                                                                               I like to think I’d be running a chilled-out beach bar on a tropical island!

If you could have any superpower what would it be?                                                    I don’t think its actually a superpower but I’d like to be able to Teleport Star Trek style, as I love visiting different countries but get bored flying and going through airports. Teleportation would make travelling a lot easier. 

What is your favourite genre of music?                                                                        I like a lot of psyche music, bands like The Black Angels. Plus, older acts such as Neil Young and R.E.M.

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?                                  San Francisco in 1967 for the beginning of its Flower Power counter culture. That would have been an exciting time with great music