Amanda Callaghan

Amanda Callaghan

Head of Office for Manchester at Browne Jacobson

Amanda Callaghan answers this month’s 20 Questions

What time did you wake up this morning?

What’s your favourite object in your office?
The charity ‘tuck shop’ tray.

Who is your closest colleague?
I couldn’t answer that. I get a lot of friendship, support and advice from my colleagues, for which I am very grateful.

Do you have a favourite family heirloom?
I inherited a pair of pottery dogs because I am a youngest sibling, as was my mother and in turn her mother. They’re not to everyone’s taste; my youngest is trying to encourage a break from tradition.

What’s your favourite song of all time?
My desert island album would be Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (feat. Emma Kirby) and my island song would be The Smiths’ This Charming Man.

What’s your favourite play?
My favourite ever is a theatre version of Animal Crackers I saw at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Who’s your favourite movie star?
Robin Williams – he’s especially clever in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King.

What’s your favourite book?
Pride and Prejudice is like an old friend; although I also loved the first 10(ish) of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.

What book are you reading right now?
My book club book: A Boy Made of Blocks.

What book do you wish you had written?
A Brief History of Time.

What’s the greatest invention of all time?
With six children I am bound to say the washing machine.

Is there a sport that you wish you could play?
Any would be nice.

Who inspires you in business?
A business built round a community vision and set of values, like the Westmorland Family Group.

Dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?
I like a bit of both but mainly in between.

Where do you go to relax?
My bed - as early as I possibly can.

What country have you always wanted to visit?

Besides your phone, what do you always have with you?

What’s the best part about your job?
Undoubtedly it’s people-focus.

What’s your favourite post-work tipple?
An ice-cold white rioja.

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?
Dipping Toblerone in tea.