Meet Glowsure’s Operations Executive
Tell us a bit about yourself
Local to the Glowsure office I’ve lived in Petersfield all my life and wouldn’t be anywhere else. I originally met my now husband of almost 15 years whilst at school and we would never have guessed our future would be together. We’ve raised an independent pre-teen and convince ourselves the hours he’s put into gaming will one day result in our mortgage being paid off.
How did you start in Insurance?
Like most people I didn’t dream of entering into insurance but it’s given me so many opportunities and fantastic experiences that I will always be grateful for. I started my career in Engineering insurance thanks to my sister who introduced me to the company. After gaining a grounding locally I spread my wings to the London City office at the age of 18 and earned my stripes in the heart of the insurance industry with Leadenhall market and the Lloyd’s building on my doorstep. From there I found my speciality in Property insurance and have enjoyed a wide variety of broking roles over the last 20 years. At one point or another I’ve worked with almost all of the Glowsure team, competing with Wes for a space on a High Flyers Training Programme and introducing Bex to the world of Operations.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
A Creative, fun loving, InsuranceGeek.
Who or what inspires you?
People who truly live in the moment and don’t confine themselves with the past or future. I love that energy and as a natural deep thinker it challenges me to look outside of that.
What would you most like to achieve in life?
Something I think most people can relate to in the fast paced world we live in is to achieve balance in everything I do and enjoy every day. Being lucky enough to work with Glowsure, who share the same values, I’m well on my way to achieving it.
What gets you enthused about getting up and coming to work every morning?
I’m excited about the journey we’re on at Glowsure. No two days are the same. Being part of an awesome team, empowered to make a difference everyday and have fun along the way – who wouldn’t want to get up and do that?
If you didn’t love working at Glowsure so much and you won the lottery what would you do?
When I’m not working for Glowsure I’m usually making something creative for my recently launched eco friendly party business ‘Sustainable Celebrations’. We believe you can make an impact without leaving an impact and if I won the lottery I’d love to support innovative ideas for dealing with the climate crisis – once I’ve celebrated! (in a sustainable way of course).
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
If I had a super power it would be the power of observation. Life is so fast paced we become too busy to even notice our surroundings or circumstances. The simple act of slowing down enough to take a look around and assess what you see is a super powerful thing.
Tell us one interesting/weird fact about yourself
As well as being an insuranceGeek I’m also a qualified massage therapist (Bex & Wes were 2 of my guinea pigs when I was training).