What do you do at Redgrave?
I’m the Marketing Director at Redgrave.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
What I enjoy about my job is also the main reason I joined – I have the ability to make a difference in the business. We have structure, processes, and systems in place to facilitate our work and maximise efficiency but without bureaucracy or red tape holding us back from driving change. Every day I’m learning something new which keeps the job interesting and means we’re constantly moving forward.
What was your first job?
My first job was working in a pub in Wimbledon Park as the cook. I loved the pace and energy in the kitchen but knew it wasn’t for the long-term. My first Marketing job was as a temp Marketing Assistant at an international management consulting firm where I was offered a permanent role – and went on to work there for five years.
What are you reading/listening to at the moment?
I’m a big fan of The Diary of a CEO podcast, especially since hearing Steven Bartlett share his story at the Marketing Week conference a few years ago. The episode I’m listening to now is with ‘The Miracle Doctor’, Dr, Mindy Pelz, on the topic of fasting. While I’ve always been a sceptic when it comes to fasting, I added it to my playlist because it was a recommendation. I would definitely recommend it too, however, more so because of the extent of Dr Mindy’s knowledge about food and the body in general.
Unfortunately, I don’t get as much time for reading as I’d like though.
So hard to choose. I’d probably go for Asian flavours as my first choice – Thai, Chinese, and Indian. Being a pescatarian, there are always endless options, though that often makes it harder to pick a dish. I also love Tapas or any small-bowl type food – I love variety and sharing food.
What do you do when not at work?
When I’m not working, I’m with my two young daughters and husband in-and-around our village in Cambridgeshire. Quite often this includes going to football or swimming lessons. I also have a slight obsession with home improvement projects so will try get the paint brushes out whenever possible.
What do you think makes Redgrave special?
What I think makes Redgrave special is the people and the culture. Though I expect many firms say the same thing. For Redgrave, we’ve established our culture by hiring smart, hard-working people, who don’t take themselves too seriously, and are kind, supportive and want you to do well. I really enjoy my job and love the people I work with.
What is your proudest/best Redgrave moment?
My proudest moment was launching our refreshed brand and website. We now have a brand that reflects who we are and what our culture is.
If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
This would definitely be teleportation. I would love to be able to travel to anywhere without the travel time involved – whether it be taking away my one-and-a-half-hour commute to work, or my 15 hour flight to visit my mum in South Africa.
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