What do you enjoy the most about working at Spreckley?
I enjoy that there’s not a rigid hierarchy. Everyone talks to everyone and is always available for a chat, whether it’s about work or something entirely unrelated.
The office environment is really friendly, which wasn’t what I expected when I turned up on my first day and it was empty. I didn’t get the memo that nobody comes in on a Monday.
Plus, there’s always cookies which increases the incentive to make the trip into Central London.
How did you hear about Spreckley and why did you want to join?
A recruiter approached me about the job and I was interested in hearing more. I met one of our directors Sean who explained the company culture and focus on training and development, which really appealed to me. It sounded like the perfect blend of work, learning and friendliness.
I also liked the look of the office and the central London location. It made me want to live my London city girl best life.
What’s been the most exciting PR campaign you’ve worked on and why?
One of our clients carried an atomic clock down the Thames on a flotilla of boats which was pretty cool. Lots of their content is very complex and scientific, so it was nice to work on something visually appealing that I didn’t need a PhD to understand.
What was your first job?
My first job was as a member of the comms team at the Guardian, putting together briefing documents, distributing press releases and responding to inbound enquiries. It was a good first step into the world of comms and media.
If you weren’t in PR, what would you be doing instead?
My sister always says I’d be an influencer – I love TikTok. I’d be posting city girl TikToks or relaxing in the suburbs documenting my cottagecore lifestyle.
Tell us one thing about you that surprises people?
I helped birth lambs at age 14 in Bangladesh. Complications arose and one of the lambs wasn’t coming out at first. I won’t go into too much detail but rest assured, it was the most traumatising thing I’ve ever done.
What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work?
I like to knit and I like to read, I’m a bit of a grandma at heart. I’m at my happiest when I’m knitting while watching true crime documentaries.
I’ve recently taken up squash and have been playing regularly with one of my friends. I’m not very good, but what I lack in skill I make up for in poise, finesse and pure vibes.
Who had the most influence on you growing up?
Probably my sister. She’s three years older than me, so old enough that I look up to her but still close enough to my age that we have shared interests. I always wanted to dress like her – I once bought neon hoop earrings just because she did.
I’ve also learnt a lot from her mistakes (except the neon hoops). Every bad decision she made I knew to avoid, which has provided a lot of guidance for me over the years.
What’s your go-to lunch on Leather Lane?
I go to Yum Bowl. It’s great: not too sweet, you get enough vegetables, soy sauce, perfectly cooked chicken, not too much rice.
There’s always a long line but it’s so worth it. Literally the perfect bowl. Yum bowl.
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?
I’d love to try skydiving. My sister was going to do it for her birthday but she chickened out and ended up doing one of those big swing things which is a bit boring.
It just seems so cool. I want an adrenaline rush with a view!
I’m going do it. August 2024, mark my words.
*Pulls out a quote book on her phone*
“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.” – My year 7 maths teacher