Meet Glowsure’s Finance Director
We’ve persuaded Kerry to take some time out to tell us a little about what makes her tick – and who would be her perfect dinner guest!
Tell us a bit about yourself
I was raised in Shiplake, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. My mother raised five girls on her own and as my maiden name is Girling, we were known as the Girling girls. At 18 I left home to live with my boyfriend, Terry and 43 years later we’re still together, with two children and four grandchildren.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Driven, dedicated and caring.
How did you start in Insurance?
I first started working for Hampshire commercial property insurance brokers Keelan Westall in 1994 as their Finance Manager, becoming Finance Director in 1998. I left them in 2000 and it wasn’t until 2014 that I returned to the insurance industry.
What do you like about working in Glowsure?
We are all working for the same goals and enjoy the flexibility of the company but still have the drive and commitment to achieve our responsibilities. Honestly it is the people you work with and the business ethics that make Glowsure a good company to work for.
What gets you enthused about getting up and coming to work every morning?
We have a lovely team of people to work with, they are all supportive and caring. It is a happy environment to work in, even when stress levels are high, or we have personal problems, we seem to boost each another. We are a strong team committed to the company.
What do you like doing when not in the office?
I love walking, reading, listening to music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
What would you most like to achieve in life?
I’d love to learn to sing and ski properly.
What three famous people (dead or alive) would you invite to a dinner party?
Princess Diana, Tom Hanks and Ben Fogle.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
To heal, cure people of illnesses, physical or mental.
Tell us one interesting/weird fact about yourself?
My thumbs are double-jointed and I can create very unusual deep verbal sounds. I think I could be good at acting, if anyone would allow me.