“I went to school but I didn’t like it. I wasn’t very good at school because I didn’t know what I wanted to do at that time. I went on and studied travel and tourism which my husband finds quite hilarious now because my relationship with my satnav isn’t great! I looked at various different jobs and drifted into the city because it was something that paid the bills.
From there, I then realised what my passion was and where I wanted to take things. Since then my continuing professional development has become really important to me. I now love going on courses or learning something new and I’m continually absorbing myself in the industry. So, now, I actually spend a lot of time working on my education within the industry whether that’s on planting workshops or design/construction on the specification and business side of things. There is so much to learn and sometimes that can be overwhelming as every single project you work on has so much to learn. I now really enjoy it whereas when I was at school, I wasn’t at all interested or particularly successful.”