How did you get started? After temping during my university holidays for Boots' design department I was offered a full-time position working with the account team, which gave me a taste for project work and branding. I went on to work as brand manager at Kallo Foods, where I worked on the So Good Soya Milk brand, as well as working for Emap, Corgi Classics and Golden Wonder.
What does your typical day involve? There isn't really a typical day. Obviously, I have lots of emails to check when I turn my PC on each morning, so I tend to get those out of the way first. The rest of the day can be spent planning and budgeting for the next event/launch or working with the product teams and our agencies.
What is the best part of your job? The variety of projects that I can be working on at any one time.
And the worst? I have only been with Gardman for six months and I can honestly say that I haven't found one yet.
What piece of kit can you not do without? It sounds a little low-tech, but my notebook. It's vital for helping ideas materialise and reminding me what has been going on.
How do you relax? I love walking because you can see some beautiful places and get miles away from noise and distractions. I also like rugby union. Although I have never played, I can watch just about any match, either from the sidelines or from the sofa. Finally, I enjoy spending time in my garden and growing my own vegetables.
What does the future hold? Lots more exciting times with Gardman. We have a great team working on some really exciting ideas. It's always very fulfilling when they come to fruition.