After a string of character-building life events, when I broke my back, recovered, got a job in a pub, then a bank, and climbed the financial ladder (what’s one of those?), I landed a fab role in customer service and sales.
A few years later, love blossomed (see what I did there? ☺) when I met my husband-to-be at the Cambridge branch of the bank. And my career bloomed in finance too! I took a job at Invoice Finance, initially as an assistant relationship manager, an auditor shortly afterwards, and then in sales/purchasing. I became the expert at finding fraudsters! I progressed into the sales team, evaluating and lending businesses from £250k-£5m. It was hard work and I regular put in 80-hour weeks, but I got a buzz helping businesses get the funding they needed.