Q&A with Craig Killick, who runs a thriving beauty business

Basingstoke Gazette: Craig Killick Craig Killick

CRAIG Killick was born and raised in Basingstoke, growing up in Kings Furlong.

He has never strayed too far away from the town, running a number of businesses in the area since setting up his first enterprise at the age of 19.

Now living with his family in Kempshott, Craig runs a thriving beauty business with three salons, one of which is in Cross Street, Basingstoke.

Craig has also been involved with various local projects, including Destination Basingstoke, and is well known in the local business community.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? My grandad. He was a fashion photographer who seemed to me to live a very glamorous life and would take us on jobs. He died when I was only seven and left some very lasting memories.

2. What is your most precious possession, and why is it important to you? My laptop. Can’t live without it.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? It changes but I love Breaking Bad and Bang Goes The Theory.

5. What is your favourite film? Casino Royale (new version).

6. What is your pet hate? Lateness.

7. What are you reading at the moment? How Do We Fix This Mess? by Robert Peston. Insightful and scary.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Bread, houmous and a flagon of red wine.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Jim Morrison.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Basingstoke around the 1880s – just to soak up some history.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? Laptop – with wireless.

12. What sports team do you support? Arsenal.

13. What was your first job? Stacking shelves in Tesco, Chineham. Loved it!

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? The person at Basingstoke and Deane who signs off large projects. My pen would be busy all day.

15. What worries you the most? Seeing the change in society during my lifetime, and the impact it will have on my children.

16. What is your proudest moment? My wedding day.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? Move on. I’m dead now.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Watching You’ve Been Framed.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Education that prepares people for real life – especially work, money and personal communication skills.

20. What three words best describe you? Punctual, impatient, passionate.

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