Tell us a bit about your employment history so far…
I’ve just moved to Nottingham from London where, most recently I worked at a SaaS company providing Digital Marketing and Ecommerce strategy for their B2C Comparison Shopping Service. Prior to that, I worked for a number of years as a Digital Marketing, Content and Ecommerce specialist for various companies in the London start-up scene – from Dragons’ Den featured subscription beauty brands to Uber subsidiaries. As evidenced by the fact that I’ve not yet retired, none of them turned out to be unicorns.
Tell us a personal or career highlight?
A huge personal highlight happened a couple of years ago when I worked with a couple of friends from Uni to make a feature film. The film did super well and won a bunch of awards at various independent film festivals all over the UK.
And a major career highlight was my team winning the Drum Agency Production Team of the Year award for our work on Skoda’s Tour de France campaign.
What are your favourite things to do in your time away from the office?
I’m a big film and theatre nerd and love seeing live music. Small indie bands + dingy bars are my happy place. I would’ve never believed it 5 years ago, but I’ve gotten really into keeping fit and working out. Just recently started practising Jiu Jitsu and have become obsessed.
Can you give us a fun fact about you?
Before moving to the UK at 19, I was a kids’ tv presenter in South Africa. It was the South African equivalent of Blue Peter, except we didn’t make things out of old toilet rolls. So for like 6 years I was a minor celebrity amongst South African kids aged 8 to 12.