- How long have you worked at Confex?
I started working for Confex Central Distribution in 2011.
- What were you doing before joining
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.