Meet our team on International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day, we thought we’d ask our team (as we are all women!) a few questions to get to know them;

Elaine Fisher

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Don’t panic. Just because you didn’t go to university doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to achieve your goals.  Keep on being you, work hard, and the future will be whatever you want it to be.
  2. What was your first proper job? I worked on the shop floor in a local foundry.  I made sand core as part of the manufacture of Rolls Royce jet engines.  A bit different to now!
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? A ‘writer’ in the Navy so I could see the world; however I met a boy…… I didn’t stay with the boy but have seen a lot of the world so at least I have achieved one of my ambitions 
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? Amelia Mary Earhart

Saffron Stickings

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Have fun, see the world and create memories
  2. What was your first proper job? I was a very bad waitress who would spill soup and drinks on people
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? A brain surgeon
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? J K Rowling

Claire Elston

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Enjoy life, travel and have fun!
  2. What was your first proper job? Fruit and Veg shop assistant
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? Air hostess, I just loved traveling and being on aeroplanes!
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? My Mum

Steph Hallett

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? That’s me now…. I tell myself to enjoy life & do what you love every day!
  2. What was your first proper job? I was a Housekeeper whilst doing my A Levels, changing beds and cleaning toilets!!
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? From the age of 6 I wanted to be an estate agent, I used to show family and friends around my parents’ house like I was selling it…
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? It’s a tough one between my Mum and Beyoncé, I think my Mum wins, she’s like Wonder Women!

Delena Binding

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Invest in property!
  2. What was your first proper job? A Saturday job in a shoe shop.
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? A travel agent – until I spent a week’s work experience in one!
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? Helen Keller

Sarah Hull

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Take better care of your teeth!
  2. What was your first proper job? At a fruit shop (aptly named fruity fruits)! I still don’t miss the hours and hours cleaning the mirrors!
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? A vet, I adore animals…. But the sight of blood not so much!
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? Michelle Obama, it may be a cliché but the lady is a warrior

We also asked our ladies in the Employment Team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys the same, just so you can get to know them too!

Claire Thompson

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Your life and career will take many different directions – don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re not where you expect to be right now.
  2. What was your first proper job? Part time assistant at Sainsburys – I followed the rest of my brothers but they stayed and climbed up the ranks to management, I left and began my legal career as a secretary.
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? Occupational therapist – no idea why.
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? Dame Judi Dench

Faye Reynolds

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Don’t take everything too personally
  2. What was your first proper job? Trainee Solicitor
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? Solicitor
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? My Mum

Nikki Powell

  1. What advice would you give to your 20 year old self? Don’t overthink everything – what other people think of you isn’t the be all and end all
  2. What was your first proper job? Hotel Assistant
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up? Not entirely sure I have yet (!), but probably a vet
  4. Which woman is an inspiration to you? Oprah Winfrey