Gary Brooks

Gary Brooks

Location: Farnham, UK

Work: Since the late ‘90s, I’ve worked in all sorts of London agencies – from plucky independents to global behemoths. I like to think I’m a curious, lateral thinker. I find what I do as fascinating as I did on my first day as a junior writer and I’m a sponge for facts, stats and trivia. Knowing a little bit about a lot of things gives you a better understanding of the world. I really enjoy working with my colleagues at Fresh. They’re a fab bunch and they make me laugh.

Favourite activity?
Anything to do with classic cars. Books, TV programmes, rallies, shows, the lot.

Favourite TV show?
If I had to watch one TV show on a loop forever, it would be The Wire.

Favourite book?
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee.

Top of your bucket list?
Another holiday in South Africa. I can’t walk past a plaque without reading it, and there’s one I missed on a road bridge between Franschhoek and La Petite Ferme vineyard…