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As a child, what was your dream job?
I wanted to be a vet as I love animals. Given the chance, I’d re-home all the animals in the world if I could. I even worked as a volunteer at a veterinary surgery for a while, to help the poorly animals on the road to recovery. It was so satisfying, as they give so much back, and I loved knowing I'd helped them to recover.
I get a lot of satisfaction from helping others, so when brokers call in with an interesting case I always want to help and, when I can, it really does make my day.
Do you have any secret talents?
I love to crochet! Whether it be making hats, blankets and scarfs ready for the winter, or the miniature baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy (which I have on my desk!), I love being creative and making things from scratch
What is the best advice you have received?
My parents used to say this to me all the time when I was a child, and now I saw the same thing to my step-son. Never give up at the first hurdle, you will always get there in the end.
"The biggest misconception is that working in sales is all about cold calling. This isn’t the case at all. We really value our brokers and work hard developing relationships with them."
Who is your all-time hero, and why?
My grandparents – they are always on hand to help me. My grandad loves gardening and has taught me all the tips and tricks. My grandmother is always on hand with good advice and I always value her opinion and life lessons. Whether it's life skills, or how to mend clothing malfunctions, I can always count on their expertise and caring nature.
What is the biggest misconception about your job?
The biggest misconception is that working in sales is all about cold calling. This isn’t the case at all. We really value our brokers and work hard developing relationships with them. The BDMs and underwriters are just a phone call away and we are more than happy to help with your interesting cases.
What do you like to do after work to unwind?
I love to take my German Shepherd, Zeus, for a walk and get out in the great outdoors. There is nothing better than going for a stroll in the fresh air with my fluffy companion!