Interior Design Consultant
My first career was in luxury retail. I spent over 10 years working for Alfred Dunhill Ltd in London which culminated in my appointment as Manager of their Flagship store in Jermyn Street.
After getting married in 1994 we decided to have a complete change of direction and accepted an offer to set up and run a scuba diving company in Menorca, Spain. After 5 years of fun in the sun we felt it was time to return to England as I wanted to start a family.
We settled in Southsea and I joined The Interior Trading Company in Marmion Road, Southsea. I helped build the foundations of a very successful soft furnishing business. I was then delighted to discover I was pregnant. To coincide with my daughter starting nursery I joined Material Things on a part time basis. It was at this stage that I enrolled at KLC School of Design in Chelsea harbour, London.
I was delighted to graduate in July 2012 with a PG Dip in Interior Design. I also won the Tutor Award which I received at The Royal Institute of British Architects.
I have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful people over the years and expect to meet many more in the future.