The Steeple Times asks business development consultant and marine conservation campaigner Amber Nuttall: What’s on your mantelpiece?
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
Smile. Its cost nothing and is so good for all who share in them including you.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” – I can be as stubborn as a mule.
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2015?
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
What might you swap all your wealth for?
To have her back.
Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?
In life and industry we have to push boundaries in order to learn, succeed, develop, grow – in this case some financial institutions went too far but you regroup, you learn and you begin again.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
“Do you know what I mean?” – If you’ve just spoken in English to me the chances are yes, I do know what you mean. It’s the most infuriating ‘filler’ phrase people seem to have latched onto.
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
If you know how to look after yourself, you’ll be in a better position to help others. Conservation, most especially marine conservation, is my ‘thing’, the creation of Marine Protected Areas will hopefully work as well as the national parks on land have and continue to give back to us all for generations if not millennia but the importance of their creation now, today, is not to be underestimated, we need them now before its too late.
The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?
Never at the table.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
Sir David Attenborough, the Queen and a butler.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
English breakfast, in a clearing in the middle of the wilderness, then I’d make a run for it!
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
Anytime, perhaps just not every day.
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
Tea, always, fixes everything.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
Mostly my own as I like to choose the guest list. That said people watching is one of my favorite past times in the world so I’ve found a reason to love almost every party I’ve been to. Human behavior is fascinating.
Who is the most positive person you know?
My old nanny. She taught me: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”.
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
Driving the 911 with the roof down and learning to fly a plane. I adore the act of travelling and love speed. Neither, sadly, are great for the environment.
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
Having taken a consensus of those around me without exception there was a chorus of ‘a dolphin’. I will graciously suggest they are wildly more intelligent, have better curves but I’ll join them everyday of the week in the mischievous department and how much we love the sea.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
An Aston Martin DB10 or a Land Rover.
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
Breaking a finger nail really does bother me.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
Photos, invitations, a slowly growing herd of Patrick Mavros silver elephants, a fishing rod, a Bougies-Rigaud Cypres candle (I recently found out the beloved fragrance of Jackie O), somewhat bizarrely the skin of a puff adder and endless boxes of matches.
Business development consultant Amber Nuttall grew up between Switzerland and the Bahamas but considers herself British to her core. Her late father, Sir Nicholas Nuttall, fostered her passion for the sea and conservation and she recently paddleboarded 236 miles from source to sea on the River Thames to raise awareness for the Blue Marine Foundation. Funds raised will be used to aid a team of scientists in creating what will became the Atlantic Ocean’s largest Marine Protected Area to date. To support Amber’s efforts and to make a donation via JustGiving, click here.
Follow Amber Nuttall on Instagram at @ambernuttall.
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