Tell us a bit about life before Carbon?
I’ve been really lucky to work in credit control roles for some great companies such as Christie’s Auction House, OK Magazine, The Daily Express and most recently for organisations in the legal sector.
What brought you to Carbon?
Perfect timing. I had worked in London for 9 years and then moved to Bristol. I’d decided that I wanted to move to a new city - Cardiff had come out as the winner on my shortlist of 6 UK cities. Then, the advert for the role of Credit Control Administrator at Carbon caught my eye – it stood out - it was quirky and had personality. I loved the sound of Carbon and what they were doing. The rest is history.
What is Carbon like?
Carbon has a really friendly, down to earth culture. You feel it as soon as you walk through the door. The people are genuine and warm– everybody wants the same thing – for Carbon to do well and for each other to do well. I very quickly felt right at home.
What does your job role at Carbon entail?
I keep hold of the purse strings. I make sure the money comes in and goes out when, and to who it should. I get to work with our fabulous Partners, suppliers and clients. I also get to develop our credit control systems and processes. I love that I’m encouraged to draw on my past experiences. That’s the great thing about Carbon – people listen and take on board your suggestions. We are respected for the knowledge we bring to the table – that’s refreshing.
And life outside Carbon?
My father was in the military so I’ve lived all over the place! I spent my early years in Germany, my teenage years in Belgium with a few English towns in between. I think that’s where my wanderlust comes from. I love travelling. I spent 6 months in South America – the Galapagos Islands were amazing, as was Rio - Carnival is a must see. I thought South Africa was incredible and hope to do a bit more exploring there. Japan, Borneo and Costa Rica are also on my bucket list.
Other things I love? Football, live music, festivals, Christmas and my young niece who makes me laugh.