Introducing… Patricia Swarbrick, our Administrator

What do you most enjoy about working at Forepoint?

I enjoy working with a fantastic team in a great working environment.

How did you get into admin?

I have always loved numbers. Maths was my favourite lesson at school. This progressed into securing my first employment and studying BTEC Business Studies at college on day release.

I didn’t take computer studies at school so everything that I have learnt I have achieved since then. Having to work with the introduction of computers at work from the age of 17, I had to quickly learn how to use them! I was interested in Excel and Word so much that I taught myself how to use them.

I finally went to night school to get an ECDL qualification in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Who has been most influential in your career?

A past colleague who I worked closely with for a couple of months on a new project was my greatest influence. He motivated me. He had confidence in me. We completed the project successfully in 2008 and we must have done a good job as we were asked to do a further project together in 2012.

What do you do when you’re not working?

I enjoy singing in a choir that is purely for fun. We have been asked to partake in a Flash Mob. This could prove interesting.

I love going to concerts. This ranges from the Bay City Rollers to The Eagles and lots in between. I am also an avid fan of Seal and I have to admit that I am possibly one of his oldest groupies. Having waited behind at one of his Manchester concerts I was rewarded with a kiss on the cheek by the man himself, needless to say I returned home on cloud nine.

What’s your favourite TV show?

Downton Abbey, that has sadly finished. I dream of wearing the dresses and dining in lavish style, to walk around Highclere and to take a drive in their cars would be a dream come true.

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