This month in the spotlight is Junior Developer, Tom Bonnick.
What brought you into the world of market research?
After a career in Social Services and the NHS I decided I wanted to pursue a career that I had interests in. I have always loved computers since school and was always the “tech guy” in the NHS.
I worked with Nottingham Trent on a gaming project to combat recidivism and I really enjoyed the technical and design stage.
This made me pursue a career in software development and Omnisis were the perfect fit. I immediately felt like one of the team and was excited to be given the opportunity to work in a fast-paced setting on some big projects.
If you were stuck on a desert island and you could bring three people to join you, dead or alive, real or fictitious, who would you pick?
First one has to be Dwight Schrute, he is capable of lowering his cholesterol on queue among many other skills. If anyone is able to help you out on a desert island it is this man.
David Attenborough – to have someone explain different parts of the island in a soothing tone would be much needed. I imagine he has lots of stories to tell, I just feel I may be hated by the rest of the UK for taking him to a deserted island.
And lastly, Dave Grohl – I can listen to some of my favourite music whilst watching the waves crash the shore.
Describe your ideal weekend?
I love to travel, so an ideal weekend would be exploring a new place, preferably old abandoned buildings that nature has reclaimed which is a weird fascination of mine.
I would then definitely head to some art galleries (which is one of the main reasons I love living in Sheffield).
In the evening I would catch a musical or a gig in a small venue.
At some point, I also have to inhale a pizza, maybe more than one, seeing that on my ideal weekend, calories don’t exist….
Favourite film, book and podcast?
Notting Hill is my favourite film. I love a rom com and this is the GOAT of rom coms.
As mentioned, I love to travel and have visited a lot of places by motorbike. Ted Simon – Jupiter’s Travels is my favourite book.
It’s a narrative about travelling for 4 years through 126,000 km across 45 countries on a Triumph Tiger 100 500 cc motorcycle from 1973 to 1977.
The experiences he has and the people he meets along the way is really inspirational. He is helped when in need and also spends time in a Brazilian jail.
The motorbike he did the trip on is on show in the Coventry Motor Museum, however, I have not been geeky enough to visit this yet.
This book is the inspiration behind a lot of the travelling I do.
I don’t really listen to podcasts, I just put Spotify on and enjoy finding new music.
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