On the spot: The dream of being being an undercover reporter

Melanie Hird: Lottery winnings would give SMEs the opportunity to grow.
Melanie Hird: Lottery winnings would give SMEs the opportunity to grow.
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What was your first job?

I spent a summer with Jackson De La Hey.

If not in your present job, what would you like to do?

I’d have loved to have been an undercover reporter.

What was your worst mistake?

Not listening to doctors’ orders all those years ago with regard to my back.

What would be your ideal day away from the office?

Either taking my two dogs for a long walk, going out for a really nice meal or a trip to the theatre.

Name one person you would most like to have dinner with.

Richard Branson – I am sure by the end of it we would be doing business together.

What was your best subject at school?

Mathematics.

What would you do if you won the Lottery?

I would re-invest 70 per cent into those SMEs who deserve the opportunity to grow.

What is your top time-saving tip?

Plan your diary efficiently.

What is your favourite time of day and why?

Early evening because the work day is over and you have time to reflect.

What is your favourite garment?

My Burberry scarf.

What’s the best thing about being in Yorkshire?

You can get away with murder…..”ah she is from Yorkshire”

What would you like your epitaph to be?

She knew what she was talking about eh.