For September’s edition we sit down with an integral part of our management team and Chief Tea Brewer – Nick Boaz.
How did you come to work at BPS?
I have been on the spanners in the motor trade (long time ago now) and in motorsport my whole life but I’ve always loved racing. I had stopped a going racing a couple of years before coming to BPS to be at home more and enjoy other things in life. However life if an F1 factory was not my cup of tea. I replied to an ad here and the rest is history,
What does a typical day at BPS entail for you?
I make sure everything on the technical side of the business get done, so a lot of delegating, sorting technical issues, keeping on top of maintenance of our own sims, stock control, purchasing, liaising with suppliers and so on. I will sometimes run customer sessions too, and I always seem to make the tea!
What do you think makes BPS different to other companies?
It’s a very small and personal company. Everyone here has a lot of responsibility in their different areas so there is no slacking.
What is the best day you’ve had at BPS?
The first time I managed a full lap of the Nordschleife on our GT sim without crashing!
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
Too much! I have an MX5 weekend toy that I’m prepping for track use. I am training to run the 10 mile Great South Run later this year. My sister inspired me to do it… I have recently finished refurbishing my house, and as a novice property entrepreneur I am often found reading property investment books or searching Right Move. I am involved in a great car show called Benz On The Green, preparation for this seems to take all year, but we raise thousands of pounds for the Ben charity so it’s very satisfying. Apart from that, I like watching Top Gear on Dave.
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to your 15 year old self?
Learn how to be a city trader then you can be the one racing an Aston Martin.
Quick fire round!
Tea or coffee?
Tea. Milk no sugar. Earl grey is a nice treat. Green tea first thing in the morning.
Single-seater or GT?
That I’ve been to; Laguna Seca. Or Spa. Or Monza because of the crazy fans. Or Nordschleife because it is better than anyone can describe. (sorry, can I have 4?)
Eh? That’s an impossible question to answer! Mercedes E63 bi-turbo estate. Practical. Mental. In equal measures. Or Ferrari F40. No, McLaren F1. I don’t know… Oh wait – Zonda. No, I’d park it in my living room and just stare at it. Yes, any of those…
Favourite workshop/office radio station?
Radio 2. Best score on Pop Master is a poor 12.