Having spent the first 20 years of my life planning to be a ballerina, I got serious and graduated with a BA Hons in Media and Cultural Studies and then moved to London in 2002 to start my professional career. I was instantly attracted by the vibrancy and pace of London life and couldn’t wait to be part of it.
I started work at Foxtons in the busy Islington office; it was a great first job. It was fast, energetic and extremely social. Working with the Sales Manager and sales team of 15 sales negotiators, I developed a practical and organised approach to my workday responsibilities and realised what I was good at – people and projects.
After an enjoyable 18 months, (and lots of new friends) I was asked to join a start-up company called New Space Investments which was the vision of 2 ex-Foxtons employees and the company sold new build investment property off-plan. Being part of a start-up company was a great experience; the feeling that I was part of a team building the foundations for success was very rewarding. Every day was different – I was learning so much, creating processes, researching and basically helping the team start and develop the best practices whilst starting from the ground. Nearly 4 years later I felt like my work with New Space was done and my goals there had been achieved.
In 2012, I was introduced to the Lighthouse Company and as soon as I met Kathleen I knew I wanted to be part of the Lighthouse team. I felt the passion, the drive and the strong team ambition, Kathleen’s energy was infectious! The company ethic was exactly right for me and I wanted to be an important part of the trademark bespoke service (for which The Lighthouse are known) ensuring a smooth and safe path for all our clients and candidates on their professional journeys.
At the Lighthouse I am trusted to build relationships with our most senior clients and candidates. The unrivalled knowledge I have gained working with the team for over seven years has led to my position of Account Director within the leadership team. My natural passion and curiosity for people and talent means I can authentically represent clients, companies and candidates whilst really connecting with each side on a very personal level to achieve the best possible partnerships.