Spotlight on Dale Lucas

Hi Dale, let’s start with work; what does a ‘normal’ day constitute for you?

A normal day for me involves working with the Nuneaton advisors to make the admin side of their job as easy as it can be, including preparing client reviews and forwarding on new business and various other paperwork to wherever it needs to be.

How long have you been with the company?

I started with Newell Palmer in November so 7 months or so.

When you were a child, what job did you want to do?

When I was a young I wanted to be a footballer, still wouldn’t mind!

Work in silence or with music, background chatter and noise?

Background noise

What’s your greatest moment working here so far?

I’d say the Christmas party was a great chance to meet everyone at all the other offices!

What’s your drink of choice while you’re working?

Black coffee

And when you’re not working?

Beer & Bourbon

Name the best place you’ve ever visited.

Las Vegas

And how about the place that’s currently top of your ‘to visit’ list?


If you have the choice between staying in and going out, which do you normally choose and what do you normally do?

Normally I’ll spend my weekends out eating and drinking somewhere or another!

What’s the one talent you have that people in your office are unaware of?

I’m a keen snowboarder, last year I went to Val Thorens in the French Alps.

What would your ‘Desert Island’ disc, film and book be?

I much prefer films to books, I really enjoyed Deadpool 2.

Do you prepare well in advance or are you a ‘last minute’ person?

At work prepare well in advance. Outside of work I just go with the flow.

Who’d play you in the film of your life?

Ryan Reynolds

DIY or call an expert?


If you had to compete at the Olympics, in any event, real or fake, what would you choose?

Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics

Do you ‘do’ Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? Are they useful?

Yes, all three. I’d say they’re useful and help keep in touch with old friends

Physical book or e-book? Do you still buy a paper? Which one?

Neither, I can’t remember the last book I bought that wasn’t for university!

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being ‘not at all’, how clued up on technology do you feel you are?

I’d say 9.