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MY LIFE IN CHESHIRE | David Rothburn

We sat down with David Rothburn, Executive Director and head of the Manchester office at Quilter Cheviot.

How would you describe yourself?

A keen family man and a sports enthusiast. When not following my beloved Manchester City, I spin at the gym and play squash between eating out (another passion).

Where is home? And work?

Home is Hale Barns, very convenient for the early morning commute into Manchester and a lovely area.

Work is King Street in Manchester when Im based in the Quilter Cheviot office, but I travel around the UK meeting clients almost anywhere.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

The usual ambitions of a youngster, a professional footballer or tennis player. When reality kicked in, I began to consider various professions and ended up in the financial services sector.

Name a few of your favourite places to be...

My favourite place to be has to be at the Etihad Stadium watching an entertaining game.

For holiday relaxation, it has to be Hillside Beach Club in Fethiye in Turkey (ticks all the boxes), or the Maldives for that “castaway” feeling! I also enjoy the local Cheshire countryside. Aside from my sporting interests, I like to travel with my wife and family (when able to join me).

If a Michelin-star restaurant is available, you will usually find me there!

What or who inspires you?

Philanthropists – those that create wealth and use it to help others. Think of Manchester University (John Owens) or Cheadle Hulme school (where I attended), which was founded to educate orphaned children.

What was the last gift you gave someone?

Most probably a Selfridges gift card, as I am often requested to buy these by my wife.

Tell us a secret or a fun fact?

I was a life guard at the local swimming baths for a short period in my teens, doing the Baywatch thing (budgie smugglers included).

I enjoy a good bop on the dance floor, even at my tender age!

Who or what would you put in Room 101?

Those that seek to oppress or bully others.

What's been your biggest life lesson?

Words can be cheap, but actions speak much louder.