Helen joined the George Hay team, in November 2016, as a Secretary and is based at our Huntingdon office.
Q1. Describe George Hay in one word?
Q2. Whilst holidays may have been very few and far between this year, where is your favourite place to holiday (in the UK or abroad) and why?
I would have said the Caribbean, but we have found a beautiful haven on Halkidiki, Greece which offers everything you want from a holiday ….. gorgeous sun, clear blue waters, fabulous restaurants and lovely views of Mount Olympus. I’m pining for it right now!
Q3. The last book you read was…
Probably some trashy novel, but I’ve got Richard Osman “The Thursday Murder Club” and Piers Morgan “Wake Up” lined up.
Q4. Having been part of the team for almost four years now, what do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s a great team, someone is always there to assist you and as long as I’m kept busy then I’m happy churning through the work.
Q5. Describe yourself in three words?
Considerate, hard-working and dependable.
Q6. Your profile tells us you’re a Cancer Research Event Volunteer, can you tell us a bit more about what that entails?
Yes! Unfortunately not so much happening currently, but when Cancer Research hold fundraising events they rely on volunteers to help to make the event run smoothly. I have been involved in marshalling for Pretty Mudders and Race for Life and manning a water station for the Cambridge Half Marathon. I would love to volunteer at the Moonwalk in the future (or even take part!).
Q7. What’s your food heaven and food hell?
My favourite food ever would be a good chilli and food hell would be oysters or mussels.
Q8. Having recently taken on a cohort of new faces, what do you think are the benefits of being a part of a large and growing team?
You’ll always need new faces, and particularly youngsters, on the team to bring new ideas to the table and to progress the business into the future.
Q9. Can you tell us about something we’d find on your bucket list?
I would love to drive the Arctic Highway. It was being planned for Jan/Feb 2021 but I think COVID has put an end to that, but I will one day.
Q10. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned, or the best bit of advice you’ve been given during your working life?
Give it a try, you might surprise yourself!