What was your first job?
I was an office junior straight after college in a small family-owned business in east Hull.
If you weren’t in your current position, what would you be doing?
Running a small florist – I absolutely love flowers.
What was your worst mistake?
Not working harder at school. I just wasn’t interested, but it cost me later, with 10 years of night classes. It would have been a darn sight easier if I had worked harder at school.
Name one person you would like to have dinner with.
Richard Branson – I find him fascinating. He should just jump on one of Virgin’s new East Coast trains and come to Hull. I could cook him dinner, show him round the City of Culture and then he could do the same for me – on his island of Necker.
What was your best subject at school?
English – literature and language.
What are your hobbies?
Cooking and good food, plus running. I love running as it de-stresses me after a long day.
What would you do if you won the Lottery?
Travel round the world, shopping and laying in the sun.
What’s your top time-saving tip?
What’s your favourite time of day?
The morning – first thing I get up, usually about half five, see what the day is like.
What is your favourite item of clothing?
It’s an absolutely fabulous black and white dress I bought 20 years ago with my mother.