Tell us about yourself and your family.
After living abroad twice for short periods of time, I am now only happy to leave the country for holidays. I adore my friends and family and no amount of sunshine could replace them. Especially as I now have my own little family and work part-time. I am eternally grateful to my Mum and Dad for the copious amounts of time they share with my children as I have no idea where I would be without them!
What attracted you to Estate Agency?
It’s an industry that has always scared me and so I can’t say that its something I have always wanted to do. After working for 16 years in the retail sector I thought I would be there until the end. However, during my interview with Sue Iles this totally changed my mind. She is such an inspiring lady and gave me such an insight into her Company and the role that was available that I walked away wanting nothing more than to work in residential sales. Thankfully I was given this opportunity and I am very grateful.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I really want to write how I absolutely love going to the gym and keeping fit, however, I don’t seem to have the time. With two little children and a hard-working partner, I seem to find myself juggling house chores and soft play dates!! (Although sitting down with a cup of coffee while watching the children play could be classed as spare time). What I do LOVE is spending time eating and drinking with my friends and family.
Who is your role model? Why?
I really admire Richard Branson. I have always been interested in business and team leading. One of his quotes that has always stuck with me is ‘train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to’. I am also in awe of the charitable work that he does. He really does make a difference to people’s lives, and that’s what I live for. Making a positive difference.
Tell us something about yourself that’s not on your CV…
I was one of ten ladies who set up an event ‘LoveCreate’ in memory of my late friend Hayley Dowdell. She passed away from Cystic Fibrosis, as did her brother David. We raised £24,500 and a lot of awareness for CF. We bought new hospital equipment for Bristol Hospital, gave money to the main charity towards finding a cure and we also helped individuals living with CF in the local area. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my friend Hayley; I only wish more could be done for the deadly disease.
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