greets us in Japanese:
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Chilwell at the time of 1970 attending Sunnyside
primary before moving on to Bramcote Hills Comp.
extended multicultural family, we moved to Radford/Aspley/and
finally Whitemoor. Mum and dad emigrated back to Jamaica in
were your early jobs?
At 16 I left the family nest and moved to St An. I was a chef
at Ben Bowers/Royal Hotel/Edwalton Hall Hotel and the Golf course.
After graduating with my City and Guilds, I quit chefing and
donned a suit and tie.
I worked on the restoration of the Victoria Centre Flats (It
was definitely not my decision on the colours) but id guess
that in 1994, everyone in the apartment block all 1500 of them
knew me. (I don't know if that's a good thing or not). [more...]
you leave Nottingham in the first place?
I left on a gap year in 1995, heading for New Zealand,Australia
and never came back. [more...]
my time in Australia, I was caught in the Telecommunications
deregulation, I worked for a few well know Multinational telecoms
companies as a various sorts of Account executives. The boom
is continuing down under, although I met my other half Tomoko
Aihara and moved to Tokyo.
When you speak to people about Nottingham what is their general
They know Nottingham for two reasons - Robin Hood and Nottingham
What do you do now?
I work as a Channel Account Manager, for an up and coming Tier
2 Carrier Saiki -Tech Communications Japan Co Ltd.
Gough (left) with work colleagues Eyal Agmoni (President
Saikitech) and Eamonn Broderick (MIS Director EMC Japan).
heading for an IPO which is a listing on the local stock markets.
We often are involved in all types of high level negotiations
with all of Japans telecommunications consortiums.
Do you think of yourself as a Nottinghamian?
I'm still a Nottingham lad.
Do you find the BBC Nottingham Online website useful?
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