Give a potted history of your career to date.
I worked initially as a business travel consultant for 5 years travelling around the UK and Scotland providing support to a range of companies such as IBM, BBC and Kodak. After 9/11, the travel industry was hit hard and so I decided to fulfil my dream of travelling the world. The plan was to do this for a year, but I discovered my love for adventure and didn’t come back to the UK for another 2 years. I then combined my love of travel and the need to buy my first property by getting a job in the city as a travel recruiter. I did that for 3 years before moving to Dorset in 2007 and working in temporary commercial recruitment.
What qualifications do you have?
GNVQ in leisure & tourism and an NVQ in Travel Services.
What do you think makes a great recruitment consultant?
Tenacity, thinks outside the box, listens, works hard and most importantly, cares. In temporary recruitment, you need speed and the ability to work to very tight deadlines without compromising on quality.
Your biggest achievement at Bond Williams?
Being shortlisted for Temporary Consultant of the Year in the REC IPS Awards and being part of the growth of the Bond Williams brand and business.
Your biggest achievement in life?
My daughter and travelling the world.
Always wanted to travel to…?
Always wanted to learn how to…?
If I weren’t a recruitment consultant, I would be…?
A travel writer for the lonely planet
People would be surprised to know this about me?
I absolutely love Disney musicals and the films. And I shot an AK47 in Cambodia.
Motto in life or something you strongly believe in?
It is better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven’t.