I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA Combined Honours Degree in French and German, which included a year’s study in the beautiful southern German town of Freiburg. This was later followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in International Marketing from Staffordshire University. The course included a company sponsored project and I was lucky enough to travel to New York and Chicago to carry out research for the client who was looking to export to the USA.
Before joining Forresters, I worked within marketing departments linked to publishing, direct marketing, sales promotion and manufacturing, working in sectors from national charities to confectionary and recently oversaw the trade mark portfolio of a market leading UK brand.
In my spare time, I enjoy foreign travel, keeping fit, running and aerobics, and am considering entering my first half marathon. I also enjoy volunteering in local charity and community projects, including supporting a local youth theatre and helping with the winter night shelter for the homeless in Birmingham.