1974 Post Office Telecomms (Manchester) Drawing office - designing telephone exchanges and keeping circuit diagrams and ordinance survey maps up to date.
1976 Started interior design company (part time) mainly designing show house interiors and gardens.
1980 Accounts Department within British Telecom
1983 PA to Sales Manager and Lease administrator and negotiator. British Telecom
1985 Sales Support in the field - Training on new phone systems telephone technique training and technical support. BT
1986 Sales Manager, own area and staff to organise; setting up of tele- sales departments and sales of business telephone equipment. BT
1988 Moved to Wiltshire,
Left paid work to care for disabled child. Found this to be too limiting and became involved in some charity work. I started a company, which provided housing and domiciliary support for adults with learning difficulties in Wiltshire. I was Treasurer of an Opportunity group for children with special needs which included becoming a charitable trust and company limited by guarantee and negotiating a service contract with Wiltshire County Council.
1998 Returned to paid work, with Business Link offering Telemarketing services for clients and within BL. Mainly making appointments for Business Advisors and Generating interest for training events.
1999 Moved to Staffordshire and continued with telemarketing provision.
Water Cooler sales
Health and Safety
Racing Car Simulator
Consultant Project Finder
Hotel and Restaurant PR
From 2002 until March 2013 I have been contracted to www.skillfair.co.uk to provide
customer services; including incoming call handling of all enquiries,
first line technical support, outgoing customer service and welcome
calls, debt recovery, new member recruitment, building relationships
with professional bodies and management of the customer service and
I also design promotional information and wedding stationery. I do little in terms of interior design for clients but still offer business consultancy re layout and product placement. Most recently for Marlborough Tiles in Wiltshire, La Maison and The Little White Cottage in Staffordshire.
I am married and have two children aged 18 and 21 the elder has cerebral palsy which brings unique challenges and joys. I enjoy walking with my dog, a keen gardener (this is the fourth garden that I have designed completely from scratch) an avid reader, I try to complete the T2 crossword everyday! an enthusiastic cook especially with my daughters help and I like going to the cinema, swimming and eating out.
I hold a full UK drivers licence and own my own car.