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The Essential List: Paul Hutchison


Chief Executive Officer at Wavemaker UK is building a pizza oven, likes a bit of altitude and lives and breathes for the Hammers

The Essential List: Paul Hutchison
Paul Hutchison is Chief Executive Officer at media agency Wavemaker UK, but he makes plenty of time for life in the real world as well. Whether he’s climbing a mountain on holiday, relaxing in front of a ‘90s Italian comedy-drama or just slipping out for an hour to enjoy one of London’s amazing museums, Paul knows how to enjoy the things he loves.

Check out his Essential List to understand more about his favourite things to do and have.


◦ Place of birth: Watford

◦ Hometown: Muswell Hill
◦ Staycation: Northumberland coast
◦ Vacation: In the mountains

◦ Pet: A Hungarian Vizsla called Penny (we don’t have her yet but we will one day)

◦ Place of work: Anywhere. At Wavemaker we are fully flexible
◦ Place of workout: English Channel
◦ Side project: Building a pizza oven 
◦ Mode of transport: Moped

◦ Bonus Travel Essential: Inflatable pineapple ring


◦ Artist: Uno Hoffman
◦ Musician: Justin Currie

◦ Film director: Quentin Tarantino
◦ Photographer: My wife (Instagram pattyroddy
◦ Film: La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful)
◦ Series: Breaking Bad 
◦ Commercial: Nescafe - Moments That Matter
◦ Music Video: Thriller - Michael Jackson

◦ Board Game: Trivial Pursuit. Is there any other?
◦ Book: Long Walk to Freedom

◦ Podcast: ExWHUEmployee - The West Ham Way
◦ Newspaper (off or online): The Times, weekend section
◦ Magazine: Any travel magazines
◦ Bonus Culture Essential: A stolen hour at any London museum

The British Museum

Food and Drink

◦ Breakfast: Rarely
◦ Restaurant: Asador Etxebarri 
◦ Cheap bite: Turkish, Green Lanes
◦ Favourite Dish: A good spaghetti carbonara (never made with cream)

◦ Snack: Crisps, I’m addicted
◦ Guilty Pleasure: Drifter
◦ Bar: La Favorita, Lisbon
◦ Booze: Espresso martini

◦ Not Booze: Very rarely, only a red coke with ice through a straw will do
◦ Bonus Food: Cheese
◦ Bonus Beverage: Frangelico


◦ Phone: iPhone X
◦ Computer: Surface laptop
◦ TV: Samsung 4k, 65 inch
◦ Camera: Canon compact, point and shoot
◦ Soundsystem: Sonos
◦ Pen / pencil: The one in the bottom of my bag
◦ Where you document an idea: Draft folder in Outlook
◦ Casual Clothing: Shorts
◦ Smart Clothing: Sandro suit. I can actually buy them off the peg
◦ Footwear: Trainers, I collect them, Nike or Adidas
◦ Watch: IWC or swimming watch

◦ Collection: Bad memories at the London Stadium [West Ham’s new home in the old Olympic venue]. It’s growing quickly
◦ App: Headspace, I started meditating today
◦ Website: Claretandhugh 
◦ Analogue work tool: My Wavemaker day book
◦ Morning grooming / makeup essential: Floss
◦ Bonus Kit Essential: West Ham shirt
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Wavemaker UK, Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:00:09 GMT