I have 20 years marketing experience across various industry sectors including professional services, B2B and B2C, for companies ranging from global corporations to soletraders. I like to work with engaing people who care with a passion about their business but also about the wider world around them. I hope that I can contribute a lot to the Women Mean Biz community and give as much as I am sure I will receive.
When not busy working I am usually being taxi to my gorgeous 12 year old son, or wading up to our knees in mud with our bouncy dog. We also LOVE to travel to experience the amazing sights and sounds the world has to offer.
What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
The people and the amazing ideas they have.
What is your vision for your business?
To be a business client enjoy working with and to provide services that genuinely add value.
If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Believe in your vision so you can evolve.
Which business person or company do you admire most and why?
I think Richard Branson in terms of well known but also friends who follow their dreams and build the business and work life the know is right for them.
Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
Think of the bigger picture!
What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
Having worked as a freelancer for 7-8 years, I wanted somewhere to belong, a base, a home and to meet other business women who have made a success of working for themselves, plus meeting new start-ups and seeing them flourish.
What do you do at week-ends?
We're outside a lot....usually in muddy fields and eating warm soup in the winter, or on the beach in the summer (and winter come to think of it).
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
A pillow and sunglasses!
What book are you currently reading?
I read a lot of online content but would love to be able to stay awake long enough to read a novel in bed. I'm thinking I need some audio books but I love reading about travel and adventures and romantic novels.
What book(s) would you recommend?
How to Start a Business from your Kitchen Table, by the Not On The High Street founders. Although they very quickly got an office but I love the story of their growth and success (and all the hard knocks along the way).
Who's your personal hero and why?
My son....he's been through a lot and he's amazing!
What is your worst experience in business or work?
A manager undermining my abilities through a fear of their own inabilities and failings being highlighted!
What was your first ever job?
Paper round and working in a farm shop, I loved them both.
Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
Cornwall, as I went there a lot as a child and go there a lot now....also New Zealand and it's people made us so welcome....and Africa for its amazing wildlife and because it's my birthplace....but there are many other favourite places in world, not just one.