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Meet a FarrPointer: Calum Lamont


Meet a FarrPointer: Calum Lamont

Calum is one of FarrPoint's founders since its establishment in 2007. In his 30-year career, Calum has led some of FarrPoint’s most exciting projects, including advising on the contractual specification for all telecommunications requirements at the Rio 2016 Olympics. However, amongst colleagues, he's appreciated just as much for his story-telling as his technical expertise.

You're a director and founder of a connectivity consultancy. But what did you want to be as a child?

I wanted to be an engineer in the Royal Navy. My uncle was one and I thought it was the best job ever - he'd come home from sea and would easily fix the TV. I found it very impressive. My mum later convinced me to study engineering at university. I did go to the Navy recruitment office a few years later and tried to join, but turned out I was 5 days too old.

What's your favourite FarrPoint project and why?

It has to be the Rio Olympics 2016. It is probably the most famous sporting event in the world and I find it rewarding to have contributed to it. Plus I like to travel.

What do you miss the most about pre-covid times?

I really miss going to the pub with friends and holidays abroad.

What's your working from home top tip?

Get a decent chair!

What's on your working from home playlist?

Peat & Diesel - Pirates of the Hebrides

Films or books? And what is your favourite?

Definitely books.

I love to read 20th-century military history books. I'm currently reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer and also Churchill's biography. I tend to go for books on kindle or audiobooks.

Your favourite place in the world and why?

It has to be Roag in Skye. That's where I'm from, that's home.

Calum's perfect weekend is...

Out & about on my motorbike. I have a Harley Davidson and a 1980 off-road Yamaha.

Who would you like to nominate for the next 'Meet a FarrPointer' interview?

Jan Miszalowski

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