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Garth Lyons

Client Accountant

Garth joined Sterling in March 2015 as a client accountant.

He has over 20 years’ experience working in the finance industry in a variety of roles giving him a wide range of skills within the finance sector.

A chat with Garth

What was your first job?

Working for the MEA, raising bills and chasing debts.

When you were growing up, what did you want to be?

Either a mechanic (sort of a family tradition) or a policeman (as I was an avid fan of the Bill growing up)

If you could give a younger version of yourself some advice what would it be?

Don’t get into motorbikes they’re bad for your wallet. Also the lottery numbers for last week were ….

What makes you happy?

A simple life – nice food, a happy place to work, my motorbike, the Manx Grand Prix and the TT.

What infuriates you?

Nothing, I’m pretty calm about things

Name 5 guests dead or alive you would invite to a dinner party?

Valentino Rossi, Marco Simoncelli, Lance Armstrong, Mike Tyson, and Joey Dunlop.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?

Can’t remember.

What are your best qualities and worst habits?

My best qualities are I’m honest, dependable and not afraid of hard work. My worst habits are eating too many pies and smoking (I am going to quit)

Worst job you’ve ever had?

Packing OO gauge model railway kits, I don’t think this needs explaining any further!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I watch too many movies, and love to ride my motorbike as often as the weather allows it. I’m a fair weather biker and I’m not afraid to admit

Do you prefer Indian or Chinese food or another cuisine?

Chinese is always good

Besides the obvious if there was one day you could relive, which one would you pick?

Reliving the past is futile – I prefer to look ahead rather than backwards

Favorite TV programme?

Anything but reality TV shows

Favorite holiday destination?

Isle of Man

Favorite meal ?

Christmas dinner with all the trimmings as it’s the only time of year you don’t get stern looks for getting second and third platefuls

Favorite smell?

Castrol R, I’m sure you can buy it in scented candles, or the smell of fresh coffee

What is the best invention ever?

The internal combustion engine and petrol

If you could change one law what would it be?

Gravity – football would be more interesting to watch that way

Have you take the toiletries from hotels when you leave?

Nope, Never

Do you still watch cartoons?

No.

When was the last time you hand wrote a letter?

Can’t remember

What was the first concert you attended?

Never been to one

Can you change the oil in a car?

Yes

If you could have a super power what would it be?

I would like to be able to fly

Who is the most famous person you’ve met?

I’ve never met any famous people

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

My dream bikes, a Ducati Superleggera, Honda RC30, Ducati 916, Yamaha RD350LC, the list goes on!!

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Efficient, Organized, Logical

If you could time travel, which era would you visit?

I’d take a trip forward in time to see if we fix global warming

What is the first record you bought?

I can’t remember

Skype: garth.sterling.im

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