Before setting up Oakhouse I worked in the insurance industry for 15 years. I had a variety of roles and tasks and the last 10 years were spent in the very diverse field of operations management.
I left the industry to start a family and by the time I was ready to return to work I had realised that there was a business opportunity in the virtual admin world!
My varied working life means that I had a good, broad knowledge of many things and was used to dealing with several things at once (a skill which has proved vital since becoming a mum!).
I have a first class degree in Psychology and have put that to good use over the years with a variety of roles giving me exposure to many things including data management, transcription, general administration, staff management, copyrighting, press management and many IT packages.
Prior to joining Oakhouse (as a Freelancer) I worked at The National Archives for 10 years as Project Manager and in positions relating to Licensing & Publishing."
I left the National Archive to start a family but was eager to return to work after a few years.
I have a degree in History & Politics and graduated in 2004; since then I have gained experience in a wide variety of disciplines most notably marketing, publishing, conference production and recently teaching. Through my work I have a good knowledge of many things including project development, copywriting, managing schedules and budgeting. I speak French and have lived and worked (as an English teacher) in France. I am a good communicator and very organised mum of three. Despite volunteering as the secretary of a preschool and running a local ‘Twins Group’ I was keen to return to work (as a freelancer) with Oakhouse.