When did you join Labyrinth Technology?
I joined the company in October 2020. I’ve always worked in customer facing roles (retail, sales etc), with my most recent experiences being in “consultative” sales, meaning the understanding of clients’ needs to facilitate long term relationships.
When did you become interested in IT?
I’m not from a “technical” IT background but have been using technology in work for many years. From the early days of using Lotus 1-2-3 for creating spreadsheets I was totally sold on how technology makes things easier. So many of my roles have been in IT related sectors or had an IT focus within an organisation.
What is it that you do in your day job?
The role is a combination of sales and marketing, the latter of which I have enjoyed immensely as it has allowed me to be more creative. Such things as writing and designing all of the advertorial content we place, writing blog pieces for the website, social media posts etc. I also act as the “public face” of the business, attending events, going out networking and generally promoting Labyrinth. Then, once we get enquiries, I’m the first point of contact for them, ensuring they are managed through the lifecycle to onboarding.
What do you like to do out of work?
I like to think of myself as being quite laid back out of work, and usually I find myself doing something on impulse. But usually, it’s stuff that keeps me active, such as going for a run or gardening (growing vegetables in the garden, which is something I discovered during the Covid lockdown). I’m also partial to a bit of DIY and am a qualified tiler! It came in handy when I replaced an entire bathroom at a previous home.
What is your favourite book?
The books I always love to read are the five books in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy (and if you don’t get why it’s a trilogy in 5 parts, read the books!). Very funny and cleverly constructed. I’m such a fan that I’ve also got both the radio and TV series somewhere! Although the film was a bit naff!
And where do you like to go on holiday?
My ideal holiday is somewhere hot with a beach and a blue sea but tied in with something to see and experience. I went to Cuba a few years ago, and after spending 5 days in Havana (which was totally amazing) the next 7 days were in Veradero, which is a beautiful beach peninsula on the north coast. Perfect!
Do you have a favourite quote?
It’s not really a quote, but I have the first 5 volumes of Alastair Campbell’s diaries, all of which are “signed by the author”. But the fourth volume has a personal inscription to me with the words “Always be the best that you can be”. I think that if we all try this the world might be a little bit better.