Q&A: Ray Baxter, commercial director, Insite Graphics
Monday, October 29, 2018
Ray hails from leafy Epsom and has been in the industry for 10 years. He’s been married to Jane for “34 long years”, and they have two grown up children. He’s passionate about Chelsea FC and is “a born-again Mod”
What is your nickname?
Why did you get into printing?
It was the only job going at the time
What would be your dream job?
A Red Coat at a Butlin’s holiday camp
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
What is your dream bit of kit?
My Vespa 250 GTV
What would you most like to print?
What is your favourite film?
The Long Good Friday
What is your favourite TV programme?
Great Railway Journeys
Sweet or savoury?
Who or what do you hate the most?
Who do you admire most in the industry?
Tony Dennington the managing director at Colouration – a driven professional
What is your favourite phrase or saying?
“Wrong number” …after a lengthy call in the office
What is your favourite album?
Saturday Night Fever
What is your favourite book?
An Island to Oneself by Tom Neale
Cat or dog, or…?
Our dog, Woody
What is your greatest luxury in life?
Pouilly Fumé wine
What is the strangest job you’ve ever done?
I once spent a day working in a travelling circus
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
What is your greatest ambition?
To reach the age of 80
What’s your greatest fear?
Who or what makes you laugh?
What piece of kit would you like to see invented?
A brain transplant machine
Which celebrity would you like to get out of here? Why?
Rowan Atkinson... it might be fun
Most embarrassing moment?
Ordering Chinese food in an Indian restaurant
Where would you like to be right now?
Key West, Florida
What’s your worst fashion disaster?
Everyday dress according to my wife
Which superpower would you like to have?
The power of flight
Who would be your favourite party guests?
Where would you go if you could time-travel?
To Wembley in 1966 to watch England win the World Cup
What was your childhood obsession?
What is the worst kind of print?
Anything that is pixelated
What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off?
Helping getting event print to Tenerife by boat
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Be yourself. Laugh a lot and if you are going to bend the rules… don’t get caught
How would you like to be remembered?
First one at the bar... last one to leave
For living to the full – there is no coming back for another go