Music and motorsport

PUBLISHED: 12:49 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:20 20 February 2013

Ed Scott

Ed Scott

Hutton Kitchens managing director, Ed Scott, tells Emily Pascall how he drove in a rally race just before his honeymoon and why he gave up playing the guitar

Where do you live?
I have lived in Billericay since the age of ten. I grew up in Upland Road and attended Mayflower School. I am currently living in Little Burstead.

How long have you lived there?
I have lived in Little Burstead for more than ten years.

What do you do for a living?
I am the managing director of Hutton Kitchens.

Tell us about your family
I am married with one son, Ben, who is 20. My wife, Pauline, works closely with me and heads the accounts department of my business. Ben went to Billericay School, and then went on to be part of The Young Americans, a performing arts and music college in California, when he was only 17. He joined the family business late last year as purchasing manager, so the family now all work together.

What do you love about your job?
The best part of working at Hutton Kitchens is the fantastic support and relationship we have with all our staff and many of our clients. The company is based on treating customers as you would like to be treated yourself.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Business-wise we are looking at expanding and further improving our service and have recently purchased a new warehouse and office to become our management and logistics centre. Personally I hope to be able to step back and leave my management team to run the business.

What do you like about where you live?
It is a wonderful small village, so close to Billericay and yet so quiet and peaceful, it often feels like you are in the middle of rural England.

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
The answer to that has to be my wife, Pauline, closely followed by motorsport.

What are your hobbies?
When I was 17 I became involved in motorsport, navigating for my older brother in rallying. My involvement grew over the years and included wins on several road rallies in the 1980s. I also competed in stage rallies around Europe, and the Lombard RAC World Championship round in 1989 before starting Hutton Kitchens. I competed in a Welsh rally two days after getting married and before setting off on honeymoon, but at least we won the rally.

How do you relax?
Turn my mobile off, but that never actually happens.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I did play electric guitar for a while, but when Ben got better than me, I stopped.

What is your favourite song or piece of music and why?
When I was 16 I went to a Status Quo concert at the old Southend Kursal. Playing guitar inspired me to listen to many other rock bands like Queen and Oasis, but I also have a passion for classic Rock n Roll.

What is your favourite town in Essex and why?
Billericay, I have grown to love the town, its history and the people.

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