Could you give us a quick introduction to yourself and your role at Harrison?
I have worked at Harrison for just under 18 months within the procurement team looking after our UK suppliers as well as scheduling some of the production that we do in house.
How do you think your colleagues would describe you in 3 words?
Oooh I really don't know! Other than loud I have no clue!
What was your initial reaction to being voted star of the month?
I wasn’t expecting it at all and was very shocked, but also very appreciative.
Your colleagues voted for you in recognition of your hard work, is there a particular project or win that you are especially proud of?
As part of a new Culture Development Team within the company we have been finding ways of getting everyone together and just generally making the office a happier place. As part of this we have done events to celebrate National Sandwich Week and National BBQ Week, it was great seeing everyone interacting over some truly delicious food and having a laugh.
What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role?
The interaction with different suppliers for sure, and as weird as it sounds, I also like when something doesn’t go as smooth as you hoped and there is some problem solving to be done. It just makes things a bit more interesting, although we do try and keep these to a minimum of course!
What about outside of work? Could you describe your perfect weekend for us?
My perfect weekend would be spent in Edinburgh with all my friends from England and Scotland & my dog Cooper. I absolutely fell in love with the City when I lived in Scotland a few years ago and I like to visit as much as I can and love showing it off to anyone who hasn’t been there before.
Friday would be dinner at one of my favourite restaurants ‘Vittoria on the bridge’ amazing Italian food & plenty of wine.
Saturday would be an early morning walk up Calton Hill or Arthurs seat with the dog, both of which offer amazing views across the city, a wander around the shops followed by coffee & a picnic in Prince's Street Gardens soaking up the Sun (yes Scotland does occasionally get nice weather) and a trip to Portobello beach. The evening would be spent with a walk along George Street trying out several bars on the way, the Dome is one not to be missed before heading into the grass market and Victoria Place for a night on the town, definitely visiting the popular Irish bars, Finnegan’s Wake and Biddy Mulligans, both of which always have the best live music on at the weekend and the Skittle Bombs are pretty spectacular.. I advise being with someone who knows the city when walking out of these places because you will come out drunk and it’s so easy to get lost when you can’t walk in a straight line, as I found out!
Sunday would be a visit to North Berwick on the way back home, visiting the beaches with Cooper and eating fresh lobster for lunch.
If you were to go for a drink with 3 famous people from history, who would they be and why?
Sigmund Freud - I love psychology and find it very interesting, would just like to hear his theories in person
Anne Frank - To hear her story
Although not famous - My Dad because I was never old enough to have a drink with him.
Cats or dogs?
Definitely dogs! Sorry cat people.
What is your greatest fear?
Flying - despite having flown to Africa, Thailand and internally in both places I am still petrified of it, especially take-off and landing!
Finally, if you won the lottery, what would be the first item you purchase and most extravagant item?
First item would probably be 2 houses - 1 for me and 1 for my mum.
Most extravagant would probably to pay for an all-inclusive holiday for myself, friends and family to some remote private island.