Andrew Dawes

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When we caught up with Andrew he let us know that he can't remember the last time he went shopping (whhaat!) and his fave place to eat was more than likely KFC...It's just as well that he's one of our favourite tech guys! He is literally our equivalent of James Bond's aide 'Q' - tech extraordinaire, super smart, efficient and always full of new creative ideas. However, instead of spy watches that turn into tranquilizer darts he gives us super optimised google AMP pages and we love him for it!

This week Andrew steps from behind his multiple computer screens to chat all about bitcoin, flying planes and his love of cars PlUS we get a sneek peek at their brand new website at Liberty Engine!

1. Tell us the weirdest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you at work?

Once I was at a client’s house for a meeting, when it started snowing really heavily. He lives on a hill, so when it was time for me to leave, my car got stuck in the snow, the client, the cleaner and I all spent ages throwing down grit before my car would finally move. How embarrassing!

2. What signals the start of your days off?

A cooked breakfast (with excessive amounts of bacon) starts off the day and then it’s straight onto working on my pride and joy, my Abarth (Italian car brand). Almost every week I’ve ordered some kind of upgrade for it, so when the weekend arrives my best friend Robert and I get to work fitting them. Followed by some driving on some winding country roads. Not only for the roads themselves, but also the stunning scenery we are so lucky to have here in Perthshire.

The Bitcoins I had back then would be worth an eye-watering amount now. But I try not to think about that..!

3. What might people be surprised to know about you?

I used to be super involved with and interested in cryptocurrencies a while back before they really took off. The Bitcoins I had back then would be worth an eye-watering amount now. But I try not to think about that..!

4. What is at the top of your bucket list?

One of my lifelong dreams is to get a private pilot’s license. Flying is probably my favourite thing in the world. I’m never happier than when I’m up in the skies at the controls, so hopefully sooner than later I’ll make this dream a reality.

5. What is the worst job you’ve ever had?

I have only ever applied for 2 jobs and I was lucky enough to get both, so I can’t say I’ve had a job I could call the worst thankfully.

6. Who or what inspires you?

My boss Anna is a big source of inspiration for me. Her honesty, knowledge and work ethic is admirable.

7. Tell us about the day you’d love to live again?

If I had to live one day again it would probably be the first time I flew on a plane, it was on my first trip abroad, heading to the south of France. It was a day full of new experiences.

8. What’s the best part about your job?

The best part of my job is that it’s something I’m really interested in and enjoy. I don’t think I could ask for more than a job that I actually look forward to going to.

9. Complete this sentence; the best things in life are….

Driving, flying and spending time with family and friends.


Andrew is a web developer at Liberty Engine (The smart folks that built our online magazine!) See more here >>>

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