Where are you based?
Burnley 😊 Lancashire Lass through and through.
What is your job title at The Landmark?
What do your daily tasks include?
Every day is so varied for me, so to summarise it the best I can, I oversee the day to day running of the business, building, team, marketing activities, key partnerships, plus working closely with the Managing Director in planning the next move for the Landmark.
What is the thing you like best about The Landmark?
Arhhhh can I say everything?!
I just LOVE this building <3
I have so many pinch me moments when I’m driving past, or walking back from town and feel so privileged to be able to call this building my office. There’s so much history and soul to this place, with the most amazing architecture both internally and externally. I feel very humbled and proud to have played a small part in saving such a beautiful building in the Borough.
What’s your favourite feature at The Landmark?
Our stone owl…. which is yet to be named, so taking suggestions.
I love this feature because it’s so small in comparison to the rest of the building and tends to go unnoticed by many. It’s a design and feature that you only seem to find on old buildings and I love the reason behind it – pretty genius if you ask me. So, if you want to know why it’s there, or better yet where it actually is, just come see me.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself…
It surprises many people to find out that I used to be a professional dancer and performer, where I was lucky enough to start travelling the world from the age of 16.
Having no real background in running a commercial building or business – yet here we are, and well so far, so good!
What’s your favourite food?
PIZAAAAAA!!!! Pizza, oh and pizza.
Where is your favourite holiday destination and why?
I was fortunate to work and live there for just over 9 months at a world class theatre show (Son Amar) where I loved the lifestyle, culture and language. To date it’s one of my favourite dance contracts and places I lived over the 10 years of being a professional performer.
What are your hobbies and why do you like doing them?
I love going out on long hikes and walks, or anything that involves being outdoors to be honest. After years of being super active and traveling it’s been a massive adjustment for me to have a more office-based role. So getting outside after work when I can is super important to me, it’s also a great mental release too – being fully emersed in nature is just the best feeling.
Playing classical piano 😊
Spending time socialising with friends and family – if that can count as a hobby? It usually involves food… pizza of course haha, and wine.
No surprise after revealing my past life, I love anything that includes dancing, although I’m not sure if busting moves on wedding dance floors counts.
I also really enjoy reading, listening to music and going to the theatre or any live gig when I can.
Who is your favourite person to follow on Instagram?
Ooooo that’s tricky, I follow so many amazing people and pages. But one close to my heart would be Polina Semionova, a Russian Ballet dancer who is currently the principle of both the American Ballet Theatre and Berlin State Baller. Two very prestigious companies in the ballet world. When I was touring with a ballet company at the age of 16 I was obsessed with her.
Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
Yes, I have a cat called Tish (ended up taking her in after my younger brother moved house) – who I love way more than I probably should. I am known by many as the ‘crazy cat lady’ but I totally embrace it.