Lydia Wolstenholme, 30 is marketing manager at Lancaster’s Fat Media. She lives in Milnthorpe.
What was your first job?
I worked Saturdays in a garden centre coffee shop which was a great introduction to customer service, but it had a terrible uniform which really took the shine off!
How do you relax after a hard day’s work?
From January it will certainly include lots more gym sessions and in summer maybe even a bit of tennis! At the moment it is most likely to involve the TV and the sofa. Once I have made it to the weekend it can be a different story, I like a good night out and there’s always room for a bit of shopping!
Proudest moment in business?
Working in marketing offers great potential for successful results and I have enjoyed some really proud moments after creating and launching campaigns which have really taken off. In 2012 I became a CIM Chartered Marketer which is something I had set as a goal in my career – so that was a proud moment too!
Most embarrassing moment at work?
I have amusing/embarrassing memories of dancing in an unnamed town centre in the Lakes with a life sized Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny in the name of ‘marketing’ whilst promoting a theatre show for Lakes Leisure. The three of us, two dressed as rabbits got some funny looks as we parked up and struggled out of my Mini!
What is your biggest vice?
I think I would probably have to say reality TV, singing, dancing, jungles – whatever it is, I want to watch it.
Who is the biggest influence on your life?
I have a fantastic family and admire both my parents and their approach to life and to work – they have been a huge support and give great advice. I have also worked with some inspirational characters in various jobs which has shaped the way I look at things from a business point of view.
Word of business advice?
Be yourself – focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses and don’t forget to enjoy yourself at work. I love to see enthusiasm and excitement for ideas which is why I chose to work in marketing but whatever your industry there’s always room for a smile!