I have been a part of Waterstons since April 2000 and during this time I have worked with some incredibly talented and hardworking colleagues and some really fantastic customers.
Starting out as a consultant and project manager I found that I was pretty good at managing people, and loved the challenges that came with project management and delivering to a deadline. I spent a number of years based on-site with Newcastle Airport and during that time programme-managed an array of projects; ranging from the upgrade of the core public facing flight information system, to the introduction of an interactive voice recognition system to manage all calls into the airport. I thoroughly enjoyed being on-site there and even now feel a strong sense of pride and connection whenever I hear the airport mentioned.
I have also worked with a number of Waterstons' clients in both the north and south; ranging from the NHS, Ports, Airports, and clients in the Social Housing and Oil and Gas sectors. This has often been on strategic initiatives including the development and execution of IT strategies. No two days are the same at Waterstons and that is one of the reasons it’s such an exciting place to work.
After nearly 10 years based at the Durham office, I moved down south and spent a year working remotely before being tasked with finding, setting up, opening and managing the Waterstons London base in 2011.
When I’m not working, I try to spend precious time with my husband, which can be challenging as he is away from home for over 170 days a year working for a Formula1 racing team. I do get to go to some of the races and it’s an amazing experience to see first-hand how the team functions and how they maintain control, composure and accuracy under extreme pressure... just like us at Waterstons!
I also have an adorable springer spaniel who has oodles of energy, and loves mammoth walks in country parks where he can get every inch of himself covered in mud.