MEET THE TEAM

Sharon

Finance and Quality Assurance

What do you do for the business?

I look after most of the administrative processes for finance and quality assurance to make sure everything meets the standards required by our awarding bodies. 

What is your favourite quote?

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well’ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

What is your favourite book or movie?

Book; I really love chick lit books, so it’s ‘Fast Friends’ by Jill Mansell. In fact I have all her books.
Movie; Dirty Dancing, because nobody puts Baby in the corner!

What is something people in your industry/niche have to deal with that you want to fix?

I’d like to ensure that any processes and procedures are fit for purpose, streamlined and effective.

What are your credentials/past experience?

I completed my degree at Plymouth Polytechnic, and then worked for Legal Aid, in finance, for a couple of years. After moving to Hampshire, I took a temporary job with Hampshire County Council working in education personnel, supporting school with HR and payroll services, eventually becoming a Senior Manager in the Support Services Centre. In fact I accidentally stayed there for 18 years! During that time I completed my Certificate in Personnel Practice and Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management at Portsmouth University.

What gives you the most satisfaction within your working life?

Seeing business practices working effectively, to enable the achievement of goals.

If you were a cartoon character which would it be and why?

Boo-Boo Bear – I’m very loyal. Generally I like to think a situation over before getting stuck in – sometimes I’m a voice of caution and like to do the risk assessment – but I’m always there for my family and friends, whatever.

What are the values that drive you?

Loyalty, honesty, practicality and best practice

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Time with the family, which includes our big black labrador, is what weekends are all about. Spending time with my friends keeps me sane! I enjoy being creative in all aspects of my life. I love home crafts, particularly knitting, and am currently learning to crochet.

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