Toby Harper

Toby Harper

CEO and Founder at Harper James Solicitors

We grill Toby Harper for this month’s 20 Questions who shares with us an insight into his passions and interests

What time did you wake up this morning?

7.30 a.m.

What’s your favourite object in your office?

My coffee mug!

Who is your closest colleague?

An impossible question, really. I have many close colleagues who I trust and rely upon for support and guidance.

Do you have a favourite family heirloom?

Not particularly.

What’s your favourite song of all time?

Fool in the Rain by Led Zeppelin.

What’s your favourite play?

I don’t really do plays, so I can’t say.

Who’s your favourite movie star?

Leonardo DiCaprio.

What’s your favourite book?

It’s three books really: the original Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum.

What book are you reading right now?

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham.

What book do you wish you had written?

I don’t think I would ever have the patience to write a book! 

What’s the greatest invention of all time?

The Internet.

Is there a sport that you wish you could play?

Not a sport you would ‘play’, but I thought the other day that water-skiing would be pretty cool.

Who inspires you in business?

Many of the founders and managers of lots of our clients who are succeeding against the odds.

Dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?

Down. I’d work in my PJs if I could!

Where do you go to relax?


What country have you always wanted to visit?

I have always been very intrigued to visit China, which I did earlier this year. Next would be South Africa.

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

My wallet.

What’s the best part about your job?

Talking to business owners and managers about their companies and the vital things they need to get right to achieve their ambitions; then helping them do just that.

What’s your favourite post-work tipple?

A cold beer.

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate hobnobs (and lots of them).