What was your first-ever job? I did potato picking in my school holidays and got £5 a day. Sadly, I lost my first-ever week’s pay when my purse fell out of my pocket at a bonfire night in our local village. I was devastated!
What’s been your worst job interview? When I was 17 and cooking my way round private houses in Scotland I was asked if I could play bridge, as I was expected to play with the guests after dinner. I knew I really did not want the job!
What was the first music single you bought? Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. My boyfriend and I sent a copy to each other. Mine was wrapped in gold paper.
How do you describe your job to your mates? Busy, diverse, challenging and nail-bitingly fun.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? Doing it well and having the end result appreciated by the consumer.
What is the least rewarding part? Spending too long on a train from York to King’s Cross. I prefer helicopter.
What is your motto in life? You only get one, but if you get it right that’s all you need.
What’s your nickname? My dad calls me Lou, my friends call me B.
If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be? A chalet in Switzerland to do NPD.
What’s your favourite movie and why? The Way We Were - vintage Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand. I love the music and the love story and it reminds me of being a child. I love a good cry.
What’s been the most embarrassing moment in your life? I don’t believe I have yet experienced it. Watch this space!
Do you have any phobias? Spiders and bad manners.
If you could pick a celebrity to join your staff who would it be and why? Eddie Jordan. He is dynamic, brave and lives life to the full while maintaining real values.
If you could change one thing in grocery, what would it be? Greater space for fresh chilled products close to fresh veg in retailers.
What luxury would you have on your desert island? Hand cream.
What animal best reflects your personality and why? You would have to ask someone else that. I feel like my horse sometimes. Quick on my feet, alert, ears pricked and enthusiastic.