Job role: Business Development Specialist
What does your job entail? Developing business...but, oh, so much more that just that! Database administration, reviewing procedures, customer service, promotions, intermediary liaison etc.
When did you start at Sheffield Mutual? April 2022
What previous experience do you have? After initially working as a trainee chartered accountant, I have spent a lifetime working in the insurance and financial services sectors in a variety of roles
What are your favourite things about your job? I love dealing with people; working as part of a team striving to deliver first class customer service
What do you like doing when you aren't working? Art (drawing, painting, pastels etc. in particular), cinema, cycling, music (listening rather than playing), reading, swimming, theatre, travel and walking
What three things would you take to a desert island? Art materials, music and tools, if such practical items are allowed (books if not!)
What would your last ever meal be? Ham hock terrine for starter, beef wellington with fresh vegetables, accompanied by a nice Argentinian Malbec then tarte au citron, followed by a selection of English cheeses and a glass of port
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be? Something with variety; different voices and styles. A toss-up between The Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'
Where is your dream location to visit? Venice - where I honeymooned on Guidecca
What are your top three films of all time? There are so many great films...but...after much deliberation...The Life of Brian, Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption