How long have you been working in the promotional products industry?
I have been in the clothing industry for about 30 years but have only been working in the promotional and corporate market for 18 years since we started Henbury. Previously I was with retail brands such as John Lewis, French Connection and Russell Athletic.
What’s the best thing to ever happen to you at work?
Reaching our first million from my office, which was in a little cupboard in my flat in Edinburgh.
Which tune can’t you get out of your head at the moment?
Runnin’ by Naughty Boy… however, I only know one line, which I think has running in it.
What’s your favourite TV show?
Obviously I would like to say Question Time, but in reality it is more like Downton Abbey, Great British Bake Off and Say Yes to the Dress.
Salt and vinegar or cheese and onion?
Cheese and onion, but would prefer bacon Frazzles
What is the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
Falling off the back of a treadmill in a hotel in Pakistan and having to be rescued by a Sri Lankan cricket player – it was a few years ago now but I still bear the scars.
What’s your most unappealing habit?
Being 70% deaf I have a tendency to give the impression that I have heard what someone has said when actually I haven’t really. Extremely annoying for them… Oh, and leaving half-drunk cups of tea around.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
A wonderful glass of rich red wine, and bacon Frazzles of course
What’s your hidden talent?
This has been tricky finding any talent, hidden or otherwise. My daughters suggested washing up, present wrapping and baking, but I think I will say gardening and singing the 12 Days of Christmas in the mini bus on our way home from our Christmas party.
If you could have anyone else’s job, whose would you want?
CEO of Amazon, an amazingly visionary company with unrivalled logistical ability showing that there really are no limits.
What is the best place you’ve ever visited?
The Great Wall of China (a life-changing experience) and the Cathedral Santa Maria la Real in Pamplona (an amazing contemporary space stimulating all of your senses) followed by dinner and a stay at the Pamplona Catedral Hotel.
Which gadget or app couldn’t you live without?
Obviously I would say my Windows phone, but my husband would say my sat nav as I have no sense of direction.
If you could ask one person (living or dead) one question, what would you ask?
Neil Armstrong: were those photographs real?