I was born and raised in the Lake District, and involved in business from an early age earning pocket money by working in my parent’s hotel, I graduated from ‘helping’ carry customers bags while I was shorter than most of the suitcases (no actual child labour took place!!!) to waitressing and other front of house duties.
I went to university in Newcastle and gained a BA (Hons) in Secretarial and Business Administration and then the bright lights of London and further afield beckoned.
I worked in a variety of roles in London and Sydney, Australia including 14 years in advertising account management, administrative support roles in blue chip organisations. Upon my return to Cumbria I went back to college and retrained as a chef and worked in that industry for three years in two fine dining restaurants before deciding that the punishing hours were unsustainable. I then worked for a national childrens charity for five years, initially in a sales support role and then I moved into the fundraising team and spent three years as a successful funding proposal writer, winning over half a million pounds in funds to support the organisation.
These fast paced environments were a great learning ground for gathering the skills required to provide a range of business services and I love finding creative solutions to solve problems and being able to turn my hand to whatever needs doing, and this has led me to setting up LT Business Solutions.
Aside from setting up a business, I have two active spaniels and love spending time with them. I am a passionate football fan and watch many other sports, especially tennis. I really enjoy travelling overseas and being able to experience new cultures and cuisines. I discovered a talent for knitting about three years ago and since then have graduated from basic scarfs right the way through to lace knitting and clothing.