For many years I worked in the theatrical world as an agent for some wonderful actors. I helped them find work, managed their diaries, negotiated contracts and supported my clients through difficult times and decisions. I also worked as a PA for several top London agents, where I undertook secretarial duties as well as meeting and dealing with interesting and challenging people – from casting directors to producers. I gained excellent organisational, communication and administrative skills.
I have also worked as a production manager in a corporate film company and as administrator in a cross-section of professions ranging from a buying and sourcing company to a pharmaceutical company and publishers.
When my children were growing up I ran my own business teaching and demonstrating cookery to adults and children. This was both exciting and fun. I learnt many skills including marketing, basic bookkeeping, time management and even ‘appeared’ on local radio as a cookery expert!
Having moved from London to Wiltshire a year or so ago, I enjoy walks in the countryside, growing my own vegetables and finding that work/life balance that was missing in my city life.