Anita's details

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About Anita

I began my career working as an Executive Assistant in corporate head offices within the industrial/manufacturing and commercial property consultancy sectors.
After taking some time out to look after my two children, I went back to work in 2015. I joined Paul’s team as his Personal Assistant. My skills transferred seamlessly into the financial services sector and with a willingness to learn, I have become an integral member of the team.

In my role, I ensure that the business is running smoothly as well as supporting the team in ensuring that new and existing clients receive the high level of service to which they have become accustomed.

The part of my job I enjoy the most...

Working in a fast-paced environment, my role demands someone who is organised. I enjoy utilising my organisational skills and thrive on tackling numerous new and exciting tasks.

When I'm not at work, you'll find me...

Enjoying an active lifestyle – at home HIIT/indoor cardio workouts and spin classes are my favourite. I love spending as much time as I can outdoors going on walks with our dog. I have a keen interest in holistic therapies, so I spend a lot of time researching the subject.

Nice to meet you

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

My online fitness instructor, Belle.

What makes you laugh?

Mr Bean and Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.

If you had to take part in Karaoke, what would be your song of choice?

I hate karaoke – I am more of a 90s raver! However, if I was forced to take part, it would have to be Where Have All the Cowboys Gone by Paula Cole

Which celebrity would you most like to meet up for a coffee / glass of wine and why?

Dame Kelly Holmes. I love her story – from leaving her career in the army to becoming a successful international athlete and double Olympic Champion. She has achieved so much through determination and the will to succeed – she is such an inspiration. I also want to meet her adorable alpacas!

What’s on your bucket list?

I have always wanted to see the Aurora Borealis, aka Northern Lights, and I would love to go to Iceland. I could combine two things on my bucket list in one trip!

What three items would you take with you to a desert island?

Kindle, the entire series of Games of Thrones and my crazy Sprocker Spaniel, Cassie!

What’s your proudest accomplishment?

Purchasing our first home within a year of immigrating to the UK, through dedication, hard work and no social life!

Have you ever met anyone famous? – story please!

I haven’t met anyone famous. I did try and meet Kim Kardashian at Westfield London once, but gave up as my family were so embarrassed.

What is the best gift you’ve ever been given?

A carefree childhood in Africa!