Lucy Howard
Office Supervisor

  1. How long have you worked at Confex?
    I started working for Confex Central Distribution in 2011.
  2. What were you doing before joining Confex?
    I have worked mostly in business administration including a stint in the NHS as a Commissioning Manager and more recently as PA to the MD at Hook Norton Brewery. Iím the most informed non Beer drinker in the UK!
  3. Tell us something different about your life outside of Confex?
    Iím trying to redesign our garden at the moment, I have dreams of a Gertrude Jekyll inspired garden with lots of roses, foxgloves and lupins. At the moment all I have is mud.
  4. Who are your role models and why?
    Ellen MacArthur Ė who sailed single handed around the world to win the Vendťe Globe Solo Race. I admire her courage, determination, self-belief and resourcefulness in overcoming the obstacles she faced whilst at sea.
  5. How do you like to spend any spare time you may have?
    I started playing tennis about 3 years ago, my favourite hour of the week is my tennis lesson on a Tuesday night. Thereís a group of us that have been going for a while, I laugh more in that hour than I do the rest of the week and I keep fit as well!
  6. What is the most interesting place you have visited and why?
    As a teenager I was really lucky to see a lot of the Middle East as my Father worked in Jordan for a couple of years. Iíve been to Petra ďThe Rose Red CityĒ and other ancient sites including Crac Des Chevalier which is the most amazing Medieval Castle in Syria.
  7. Tell us an ambition you have achieved and one you have yet to fulfil?
    When I left school I went to Agricultural College, but secretly always wanted to study for a degree. Whilst working in the NHS I got the opportunity to study for a Masters at Warwick University, thatís definitely my biggest achievement. The latest challenge is Iíve joined the local beekeeping association and my ambition is now to have a couple of hives. Iím really looking forward to having a piece of toast with my own honey on it!
  8. What do you like about working at Confex?
    I enjoy being part of a small team. We have lovely offices and my job is very varied, thereís always something to learn and a new challenge around the corner. I feel very privileged to work in such a beautiful part of the world.