After graduating from Crawley College, my first full-time job was at the RAC Head office in Croydon. Realising that it wasn’t for me, I moved to the Caravan Club in East Grinstead. I started in the ‘membership department’, then progressed to Relief Reception, during busy times, then to Assistant Editor, quickly followed by Deputy Editor for their Sites Directory department.
I met my husband through Radio Queen Vic, (instigated by my dear Mum) and within a year we got married. I left the Caravan Club in 1990 to have our first child. After our second child, and a 3-year break I decided I wanted to keep my skills going. So I started my business (then VA Sussex, secretarial services) in 1995, working around our family.
Over the years business has progressed and evolved through big changes in technology, and I’ve added considerably to my skill set. Then, due to the demand in CV Writing, I started Premium CVs, CV writing and SJE Marketing, which are both still running successfully.
I am very proud to have built up a vast, enviable set of skills.
My core skills are:
- Content writing, editing and SEO for WordPress websites, blog articles and CV writing.
- Resourceful problem-solver.
- Experienced in managing and growing client accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
- Building effective, long-lasting, colleague and client relationships.
- Friendly, professional telephone manner – securing business before the end of the phone call most of the time!
- Ideas orientated.
- Honest and trustworthy
- Easy going and easy to get along with.
I enjoy helping others, really proud to see the results of my work, and making a real difference.
I was a long-standing volunteer and Trustee for Uckfield Volunteer Centre, and have done various volunteering roles over the years.
I am co-author of Memoirs of a WAAF (Kindle version). A true story about Daphne Dangerfield’s time in the WAAF (my Mum). Sadly my dear Mum passed away in May 2017, so this book and all the memories of creating it are naturally precious to me. The book sold out, but thankfully I kept a signed copy. It still brings a big lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.
In 2017 I started ‘Business Support Uckfield’ a Facebook group to support local businesses.
At the start of 2018, I became a proud article ‘contributor’ to Uckfield Matters magazine.