like to start your interview a little bit differently and ask you about your
lush beard. How did this all happen?
I think it was due to lack of hair on my head. I try to balance it out by having a beard. Also I do it because I can, it’s a challenge to grow a good beard.
attracted you to accounting?
I spent 2 years not knowing what career path to take with a few dead end jobs so I did some research and really liked the fact that accounting is a career in which I could start at the beginning and progress from there.
would you have been if not an accountant?
Something to do with art, when I was younger I would spend hours drawing and painting. I am a big fan of graphics and pop art.
do you see yourself in 5 years?
I’d like to be spending more time developing the business and working the more strategic side of things. I believe that if you have a good product you don’t have to push and I strongly believe in what we do here at Chaddesley Sanford. So to be honest I think the question is not just where will I be but where will the company be? When I started working here we were only 5 people and a year on we have grown and developed so much! Who knows what the future brings.
your favourite book?
I’m a little embarrassed to answer this one because I often find myself reading books aimed at young adults but I really do enjoy medieval fantasy like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. I recently enjoyed reading Silmarillion by J R R Tolkien, a book that explains who everyone is and where they came from in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Many people said they found this book boring but I loved it because it helped with the understanding of the events in the other books...I think that falls back to why I became an accountant, I like things to be logical and make sense.
you could give your directors one suggestion what would it be?
As we are growing so quickly it would be to perhaps start looking for a bigger office for both Guildford and London.