Who am I?
My name is Penny, I am 56 years old and I live in Rutland with my partner Terry, although I was
originally born in Kent. I have two wonderful grown up sons, an elderly Cocker Spaniel called Dougal
and I keep four hens on our nearby allotment. I would say that I am organised,
I hate working in a muddle and I like things to be 'just so'. I also strive for perfection,
to the point that this website will never be perfect!
What have I been doing?
For the past 12 years, I have been the Director and Company Secretary of a Limited Company in the
Construction Industry. It is a family business which we are unfortunately having to close down due to
ill health (not my own). As the only administrative member of the team, I dealt with
everything to do with the day to day running of the business, from setting it up in the first place,
to building and maintaining the website, dealing with customers and suppliers,
quoting for all new business, handling the day to day book-keeping, running the weekly payroll,
filing the VAT returns and CIS returns, together with organising the diary and team members.
Prior to that I had worked in a Personal Assistant capacity to an entrepreneur who owned various
retail and hospitality outlets, to the Corporate Finance Team at Arthur Andersen, the
Director of Neuroscience at Merck Sharpe and Dohme, the Chief Accountant at Longmans Publishers,
the Company Secretary for a large group of furniture companies and the Solicitors Department
at Scotland Yard back in the day when the Police prosecuted their own case load.
Going back to my very early days, I also had a four year stint in the freight forwarding industry
as Secretary to the Managing Director, so I've had quite a varied and interesting career so far.