Since March I have been incredibly proud of my team and our supply chain’s response to COVID-19.
Working closely with our partners and against the backdrop of increasing demand and the strict H&S governance we have delivered a safe, effective, and extremely important service to our customers.
What advice would you give to others developing their career?
A favourite quote of mine by Oscar Wilde is ‘Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken’ and that would be my advice to others; if you trust, believe and be true to yourself you will develop an inner strength to get you through the highs and lows of life. A false persona will always be found out in the end.
If you could do anything else (regardless of skill or qualification), what would it be?
Well despite wanting to be an archaeologist when I was younger, I think I would like to be a teacher in history.
We understand that you advocate a lot for prevention of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Could you tell us a bit more about that?
Of course, Carbon Monoxide gas is a silent killer, "Every year in the UK 200 people are hospitalised by Carbon Monoxide and 50 people die", yet so many people have never heard of it. I am committed to continually keep spreading the message to make people aware of the dangers and the importance of regular maintenance to avoid CO positioning.
Earlier this year I became a member of The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG). This is the leading forum for Parliamentarians, charities and business leads to discover, discuss, and promote ways of tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK
You can invite 3 people to a dinner party (dead or alive) who would they be and why?
- Alexander the Great – a historical hero, I think it would be interesting to know what made him tick
- Tony Benn - A British politician, a member of parliament for 47 years, I did not agree with him a lot of the time, but I did admire his steadfast resolve in what he believed in.
- William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke – he is dubbed ‘England’s greatest knight’ He served five English kings from Henry II through to his grandson Henry III. Loyal, honourable and a true Arthurian knight. I would love to hear his stories.