Our In the Spotlight series lets you get to know some of our team better. That might be their hobbies, favourite book or what they would take to a desert island with them. This time we’re talking to Marianne who is our Practice manager who is celebrating her 22nd work anniversary with us!
|Q: What is your role at SW and how did you get into a career in the said job role?|
|A: Practice Manager.|
I joined SW in 2001 as the secretary to Senior Partner. The company expanded and diversified, and so did my role.
|Q: If applicable what did you do before SW?|
|A: Worked 20 years for Halifax plc as cashier, assistant branch manager and for last 10 years, an internal auditor|
|Q: What are we likely to find you doing on a day-to-day basis?|
|A: Client onboarding|
Changing or inputting software data
Taking care of cleaners and cleaning issues
Managing any property/utility repairs/matters
Overseeing reception and morning mail
|Q: What kind of problem might you solve on a typical day / week?|
|A: I don’t ever have a typical day/week.|
Problems can range from the lift not working, rates bill correctly applied, water machine not dispensing cold water, fire regulations are adhered to.
|Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?|
|A: Being involved in the growth and development of SW. Interaction with clients and colleagues.|
|Q: Tell us what makes SW different…|
|A: We care about our staff and our clients.|
We take time to understand our clients’ needs and have the skills and resources to offer the best financial advice and support, all under the same roof.
|Q: What three words do you think (hope!) your colleagues would use to describe you?|
|A: Better than yesterday|
|Q: What are we most likely to find you doing when you’re not at work?/hobbies?|
At a gym class
Long distance road cycling
Playing with grandchildren
Socialising with friends
|Q: What’s your favourite spot in Yorkshire and why?|
|A: Anywhere in the Yorkshire Dales.|
Beautiful, peaceful, invigorating and relaxing.
|Q: What’s your party trick?|
|A: I don’t have one; managing to stay until the end of the party would be good though.|
|Q: Favourite chocolate/sweet/food etc?|
|Q: Favourite book/podcast/tv show/film?|
|A: The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro|
The Big Bang Theory
|Q: Name something off your bucket list?|
|A: Route 66|
|Q: Favourite/dream holiday destination?|
|A: Go on an African safari|
|Q: Role model/inspiration?|
|A: Frida Kahlo|
|Q: If you were stuck on a desert island what 3 objects would you take?|
|A: Survival pack|
Water purifier tablets
|Q: Tell us a surprising/fun fact about yourself|
|A: I was a member of the girls North West Gymnastics Team at the age of 11|
|Q: If you could learn a new skill what would it be?|
|A: Play the piano|
|Q: What is your favourite quote?|
|A: Stay hungry, stay foolish|
|Q: What was your first record/concert/cd/music download?|
|A: Record – David Cassidy|
Concert – Police
Need Some Advice?
Looking for some help or a little advice?
Call today on 01484 534431 or fill in our enquiry form below, and we’ll call you back.