11th May 2021
Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails …… this is our private client expert
What do you do?
I’m a Partner at Thrings in the Family team. I’m also Training Principal, having the pleasure of looking after our trainee cohort, Head of the Private Client Department and Head of the Private Client Route to Market. Over lockdown I have helped to run Project Onion in order to centralise our facilities services.
Why did you decide to follow the career you are in now?
I worked in a law firm for my school work experience and maybe the 80s power suits got to me…
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Apart from being a sport mum found at the side of rugby or cricket pitches - season and lockdown dependant - I have developed new interests including life drawing, gardening (I share a cut flower allotment with friends) and walking – a lot.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
My house currently resembles a garden centre with seedlings on every flat surface, so I’d open a flower farming business with my daughter, Eleanor. I’d do the growing and Eleanor, whose degree involves marketing, would do the selling and marketing. I’d wear dungarees and clogs all day with dahlias being my central focus. My challenges would be snails, slugs and the weather, instead of time recording and zoom meetings!
Name one thing that helps make your day better?
Other than talking to my seedlings it would be my pets. My dogs, Mabel and Coco sit with me while I work and are always there if I feel low and in the evenings I am joined by my three legged cat, Angel who, although over 20 can still give my naughty pug a run for her money Lockdown has definitely been a wonderful time for our pets.
What is the best place you have ever travelled to and why?
Sri Lanka. It’s so culturally diverse, the people are lovely and it’s such a beautiful place to go. I’d definitely like to go back and see more.
Describe yourself in three words?
Passionate, curious, creative
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