1. Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Tracey and I live in Ash, which is local to Farnham, with a house-trained husband, a second-year student (not so house-trained!) and three cats (one who lives in the garden).  My eldest daughter lives in London and the younger, part-time in Southampton. I’ve always worked for SME’s in Finance/HR roles and like the intimate team environment that such companies bring. I have many hobbies and interests and therefore, my life seems to go at 100 miles per hour!

2. What drew you to the Accounts/Office Manager role at theblueballroom?

As soon as I researched the website I was immediately drawn to the friendly approach of everyone. That message really did come across loud and clear.  I love creativity and so that was another tick on my list of criteria. Of course, anything with a mention of cake to match my love of coffee is a huge bonus!

3. What was your first couple of days like with us?

I’ve experienced a few changes and ‘first days’ recently having been working on short-term contracts since my last permanent role was made redundant in August 2016.  Whilst I embrace change, it’s always tricky being the newbie! However, the welcome that I received at tbbr and the warm and on-going friendliness and support of all the colleagues here, is second to none.  I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

4. What are you looking forward to most?

I’m definitely looking forward to learning more about the industry and how concepts are developed and eventually implemented.  I am following in well cared for footsteps so I aim to continue along that path and ensure that I meet not only my own, but the company’s goals also. I love being part of a team and that is certainly how it feels here and has done from very early on.

5. Share with us a fun unknown fact about you!

There are probably quite a few, but the one you’ve all heard of is that I have a flag pole outside the front of my house. I have a huge collection of flags and try to hoist the appropriate one on certain anniversaries (particularly national days).  My favourite flags are the Royal Standard and the rum drinking pirate ones! One Christmas, a man from a neighbouring road presented me with a huge box of chocolates to thank me for keeping his journey to work a bit more interesting by flying some unusual flags. That was lovely!

6. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tricky. I love all foods. It would have to be any Thai dish (as long as it’s served to me on one of their beautiful islands).