Square Roots

Square roots: Cameron Brown

Flat racing, tattoos and cycling to Newquay! Find out what our Senior Social Media Executive Cameron Brown, gets up to in his spare time...

17/07/2024
First question

Who are you and what is your role?

I’m Cam and I’m a Snr. Social Media Executive at Square in the Air. I’ve been at the company for almost four years now working across both the Social and Racing teams.

Second question

Previous to Square in the Air, you were an on-course bookmaker, how did you find that and what new racecourses did you visit in that period?

I had a brief time on pitch with Star Sports after an eight-month placement with them off the back of the BHA Graduate Scheme. I loved my time working on the joint and travelling around courses. I met some fantastic people who I still love to catch up with when at the tracks.

One of the most memorable times doing this was venturing across the border to Wales for Ffos Las Ladies Day. It’s not everyone’s favourite track but it’s got character. We stayed in Swansea where the nightlife was great and Ladies Day certainly didn’t disappoint.

Third question

Flat racing is your speciality, are you looking forward to the upcoming season and what festivals are on your list to attend this year?

It's about that time where I come out of my jump racing hibernation so I’m extrememly excited to have the flat back. I just think it’s impossible to beat going racing when the sun is shining and seeing the likes of Frankie Dettori, William Buick and Ryan Moore going at it.

Of course, Royal Ascot is a must do every year for me, and I’ve got the suits ready. In terms of other festivals to attend, I’d be keen to do more of Glorious Goodwood. It's a wonderful course with an absolutely stunning backdrop. It’s right up there for me.

Fourth question

Darts is your ‘sport’ of choice to play - how’s that progressing and when will we see you in Q school?

Bit of a niche dream that, isn’t it? I’m not becoming the next David Bentley anytime soon so have been putting the effort into darts. I’ve grown up watching it and it’s great doing down the pub with my dad and a few friends to have a chuck.

Q School’s a bit far away, though. I can safely put my hands up and say I’m nowhere near the level, throwing a 70+ average on a great day. I have got the walk on song picked out though, just incase miracles do happen.

If we’re putting a date on it, 2025. Hopefully I’ll be at least competitive by then and can give it a good go.

Fifth question

In 2021 you and three others cycled to Newquay (over 400km!). Tell us more about the adventure and why it was so special.

Probably one of my biggest achievements to date. Myself and three other friends all picked up cycling during lockdown as a way to keep fit and getting out the house. We started cycling together after restrictions were eased and started setting ourselves bigger targets. One of the guys suggested cycling to the coast and the idea was born.

We cycled from Reading to Newquay over a four day period and raised over 2k for Prostate Cancer UK in the process. It was massively rewarding and something we’ll never forget. We met great people along the way, cycled stunning routes, attended local football matches and drank some pretty steller Korevs.

We’ll certainly be doing something similar in the future - hopefully abroad.

Sixth question

You’re well-known at SITA for your ink. What was your most recent addition and do you have any more in the pipeline?

I am partial to the odd tattoo and ever since getting my first have kept finding excuses to add more - it gets addicting! My most recent addition was a large mandala that covers my knee. It’s probably my favourite piece but it was also the most painfull by a long, long way. It was a rough eight hours to sit through.

Seventh question

If you could host a dinner party with three different celebrities, past or present, who would they be and why?

This has definitely been a topic we’ve discussed in the office. My three vary wildly but I’d have to go with Steven Tyler, Johnny Depp and Micky Flanagan.

Steven Tyler for those wild rock and roll stories from throughout his career, Johnny Depp as he is one of my favourite actors who is also into his tattoos and Micky Flanagan because he’s without a doubt the funniest man on the planet.

Final Question

And finally to takeaway - what horse should we be following this flat season?

Being an avid follower of the royal colours it would be wrong if I didn’t nominate one of those, wouldn’t it? Slipofthepen I think is one with a big future so I’ll be keeping a keen on him!

First question

Who are you and what is your role?

I’m Cam and I’m a Snr. Social Media Executive at Square in the Air. I’ve been at the company for almost four years now working across both the Social and Racing teams.

Third question

Flat racing is your speciality, are you looking forward to the upcoming season and what festivals are on your list to attend this year?

It's about that time where I come out of my jump racing hibernation so I’m extrememly excited to have the flat back. I just think it’s impossible to beat going racing when the sun is shining and seeing the likes of Frankie Dettori, William Buick and Ryan Moore going at it.

Of course, Royal Ascot is a must do every year for me, and I’ve got the suits ready. In terms of other festivals to attend, I’d be keen to do more of Glorious Goodwood. It's a wonderful course with an absolutely stunning backdrop. It’s right up there for me.

Fifth question

In 2021 you and three others cycled to Newquay (over 400km!). Tell us more about the adventure and why it was so special.

Probably one of my biggest achievements to date. Myself and three other friends all picked up cycling during lockdown as a way to keep fit and getting out the house. We started cycling together after restrictions were eased and started setting ourselves bigger targets. One of the guys suggested cycling to the coast and the idea was born.

We cycled from Reading to Newquay over a four day period and raised over 2k for Prostate Cancer UK in the process. It was massively rewarding and something we’ll never forget. We met great people along the way, cycled stunning routes, attended local football matches and drank some pretty steller Korevs.

We’ll certainly be doing something similar in the future - hopefully abroad.

Seventh question

If you could host a dinner party with three different celebrities, past or present, who would they be and why?

This has definitely been a topic we’ve discussed in the office. My three vary wildly but I’d have to go with Steven Tyler, Johnny Depp and Micky Flanagan.

Steven Tyler for those wild rock and roll stories from throughout his career, Johnny Depp as he is one of my favourite actors who is also into his tattoos and Micky Flanagan because he’s without a doubt the funniest man on the planet.

Final Question

And finally to takeaway - what horse should we be following this flat season?

Being an avid follower of the royal colours it would be wrong if I didn’t nominate one of those, wouldn’t it? Slipofthepen I think is one with a big future so I’ll be keeping a keen on him!

Second question

Previous to Square in the Air, you were an on-course bookmaker, how did you find that and what new racecourses did you visit in that period?

I had a brief time on pitch with Star Sports after an eight-month placement with them off the back of the BHA Graduate Scheme. I loved my time working on the joint and travelling around courses. I met some fantastic people who I still love to catch up with when at the tracks.

One of the most memorable times doing this was venturing across the border to Wales for Ffos Las Ladies Day. It’s not everyone’s favourite track but it’s got character. We stayed in Swansea where the nightlife was great and Ladies Day certainly didn’t disappoint.

Fourth question

Darts is your ‘sport’ of choice to play - how’s that progressing and when will we see you in Q school?

Bit of a niche dream that, isn’t it? I’m not becoming the next David Bentley anytime soon so have been putting the effort into darts. I’ve grown up watching it and it’s great doing down the pub with my dad and a few friends to have a chuck.

Q School’s a bit far away, though. I can safely put my hands up and say I’m nowhere near the level, throwing a 70+ average on a great day. I have got the walk on song picked out though, just incase miracles do happen.

If we’re putting a date on it, 2025. Hopefully I’ll be at least competitive by then and can give it a good go.

Sixth question

You’re well-known at SITA for your ink. What was your most recent addition and do you have any more in the pipeline?

I am partial to the odd tattoo and ever since getting my first have kept finding excuses to add more - it gets addicting! My most recent addition was a large mandala that covers my knee. It’s probably my favourite piece but it was also the most painfull by a long, long way. It was a rough eight hours to sit through.

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