- How did you get started in horticulture?
I recently took my first steps into the industry by joining the team at Glee. I have been in the job six months and the industry has to be one of the most open, friendly and passionate sectors I have ever worked in.
- What does your typical day involve?
No day is the same. One day I could be looking at strategic development, the next I will be engaging with key retailers. My job also entails being on the road with the sales team meeting key suppliers, as well as office-based work on our marketing communication plan and latest initiatives with the rest of the marketing team. My job really is diverse and that is why I love it.
- What is the best part of your job?
It has to be when the doors open on the first day of a show. A whole year's work has built up to that moment. It is nerve-racking, but you get a great sense of achievement.
- And the worst?
No question - getting up early for my long commute.
- What piece of kit can you not do without?
Unfortunately, my BlackBerry. It's essential that I keep up to date with my emails and industry news.
- How do you wind down after a hard day?
Going to the gym or a glass of wine in the garden.
- What is your greatest achievement?
Running the London Marathon is a good one. You tend to learn a lot about yourself around the 22-mile mark.
- What is your greatest ambition?
I am not looking past September, so it would have to be delivering a fantastic Glee 2010. I want to see Glee firmly back as the show of the industry for the industry. Plus, it would be nice to see England win the World Cup.