What did you do before starting your business?
My ‘proper’ job, before I had the girls was a Sales and Customer Service Manager. Heading up the internal team and infrastructure for an international business. In short, it meant I got to lead and ‘look after’ staff & customers. You know me….. I love to look after everyone and be ‘Mum’ ????
Why did you start your business?
From personal experience, I knew there was a lack of opportunities for families to direct connect and learn about services and suppliers available to them, especially those in their area. So, being a do’er, I tool the bull by the horns and got to it. Plus, many of my memories are cemented around occasions, so I was keen to share an event that celebrated this special time for families expecting and with little ones.
Tell us a bit about you and your family if that’s relevant?
I am married to my husband Geoff, we have twin girls who are off to secondary in September and I am partial to a G&T, love a catch up with friends and am partial to the odd trip out on my Roller Boots with the girls. Not that I have done that for a while.
Who is your biggest influence / supporter?
My husband Geoff. He is my number one supporter. I am so grateful for his support and he is a big part of why and how babytodd has been able to grow. Thanks to his dedication to the family and wanting me to succeed and achieve my dreams. The hours are long and late, and he makes a mean toastie when its grub time which really helps too.
If you could meet yourself aged 13, what advice would you give yourself?
Don’t worry about what others think, go with your gut and believe in yourself. Oh, and cut yourself some slack sometimes. Simply, enjoy life and be kind to you and yours. x
What do you do to relax?
When the light goes off in the office, I love to share time with my family. It is a rare treat, especially as we get ever closer to the next show. Time with friends is even more infrequent but I love nothing more than a cold beer or G&T and catching up with friends and having nothing to distract this sheer indulgence.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Hehe, Sarah Fisher, I think you know the answer to this. I am certainly a night owl, although if I could switch my body clock I would LOVE to be an early bird. I love the idea of catching the start of the day with time on my hands. Something to aspire to.
What was the last film you watched or book you read?
I never have been a great reader although holidays are a lovely time to enjoy a good book. Film: Mary Poppins, the original and I simply love it. I will never tire of it.
First thing you’d buy if you won £10 million on the lottery?
Ooooh, good question….. I am sure there are some creative ideas but honestly…… A holiday for our family. Just the four of us. Plus, a polaroid camera so I could ditch the technology and capture the memories old style
What are your words to live by?
I heard this from a fellow babytodd Hub Bub Member and have adopted it…. In the wise words of Cinderella, ‘have courage and be kind’. Short, simple and perfect.