Something people might not know about you
“I once entered a competition with Metro Radio to win a wedding. The aim was to get as far away as possible in a wedding dress with £10 by blagging your way. I managed to take a ferry to Amsterdam with DFDS, it was an amazing experience. Unfortunately, I did not win the other contender went to Plymouth by bus and beat me by 26 miles! I definitely had much more fun, though!”
Describe yourself in three words
“Caring, confident, motivated.”
“Experienced Management Accountant, also qualified AAT level. My 28-year career has been spent within a finance office. Recent studies and qualifications have enabled me to take on more challenges and further my career.”
What are the key skills you bring to your job?
“Experience, confidence in management and a friendly approachable manner.”
Daytime drink of choice
“Strong coffee milk.”
What is a non-negotiable part of your daily routine?
“Has to be hair and makeup! I believe that you can face any challenge with a lot more confidence if you have a full face on!”
Which person from history would you like to have a coffee with and why?
“I would like to have a coffee with my parents. Unfortunately they’ve both passed away. I’d love to tell them everything that’s happened and all about both my daughter’s success!”
What was your favourite subject at school?
“Home Economics, I loved cooking and bringing the dishes home for tea!”
Were you a pet, toy or imaginary friend kind of child?
“We adopted a lovely dog called Snoopy when I was a child. He was owned by a neighbour who didn’t look after him very well and was happy to see him go. My brother and I used to bring him in the house, where he loved to lie by the fire. We had snoopy for 12 years and loved every minute of it, we have great memories with him.”
When the weekend arrives you love to . . .
“We have our grandson every Friday night and it’s my favourite part of the weekend! He’s 11 months old so great fun for us all. The rest of the weekend is spent chilling with the family or catching up with friends.”
What’s top of your bucket list in this lifetime?
What’s your favourite book?
“Hannah’s gift. It’s a true story about a mother’s struggle when her three-year-old daughter who is diagnosed with cancer. I always prefer non-fiction books, I’m not great with fiction. Hannah’s gift, although very sad, leaves you inspired with how well they both faced the challenges ahead and also makes you so grateful for what you have.”