Beachroad Magazine meet up with Phil McGovern co owner of WSF Creative in 2014 following 3 years successfully creating and managing a content and social agency from the ground up. The creator of crankandpiston.com, ex-publisher of EVO Middle East and Automart, WSF Creative became Phil's new challenge amongst other things.
Following an exciting introduction to Porsche life via a Family member, He started the slippy slope towards an automotive addiction of collecting Porsche, VW's and Jaguars with his partner in crime; His Dad.. below Phil shows us some of his rides...
Phil answers the Beachroad Magazine Q&A //
NAME? // Phil McGovern. Unless I’m in trouble and then it’s Philip.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Driver for a VW parts specialist.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Good question. I currently run my own automotive focused content and communication company. Trying to do what turns me on every day.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My partner in crime and best friend, Emma McGovern.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Oddly, the underside of boats.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Sitting on communal park swings on a housing camp in Saudi Arabia.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // My Grandad on my Mums side of the family. He was from a Sheffield steel town family, who believed in his own convictions and undertook the first management buyout in British business history.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // I took my wife to Los Angeles without our kids.
IF YOU WERE 80 YEARS OLD, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR CHILDREN? // Believe in your instincts and subconscious. Dream big and do. No questions.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // I’m a squirrel. It can be seen as good and bad.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Anyone that is two faced and doesn’t believe in a collaborative approach being the best way forward. Too many people are in it for their own pocket and driven by the wrong things.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR ROLE IN A MOVIE? // God knows. I reckon Jason Segel would rock it
FAVOURITE MUSIC? // To be honest I’ve never really had a specific genre that turns me on. If it gets into my brain it’s a win.
LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // Oddly. Kid Rock.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // The Diary of Adrian Mole.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Revolution by Russell Brand.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Doing the right thing, with the right people, for the right reason.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Thankfully I’ve not faced that concern.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // A cheeky little beach house on the west coast of Koh Samui.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Coventry.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Usually behind the wheel of a car, with nowhere in particular to go.
WHY DUBAI? // My initial reason for moving to Dubai was to return to the Middle East after many years being brought up in the region.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // I used to be – very much so. If you can now call driving spiritedly sporting, then yes.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Desert.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Rural. Always!
CATS OR DOGS? // Cats.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Depends on the mood. If I need a kick start, coffee. If I want to chill out and relax, tea.
WHAT YOU MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Situational comedy.
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // Bereavement, loss or personal pain.
YOUR MESSAGE? // When everyone around you is looking left. Try going right. You never know what might happen.