Meet the Team – Amanda Chalmers

This is the 2nd in our series of light hearted Q&As with the team at Stretton Capital so you can get to know them a little better.

Next up is Executive Assistant Amanda “A-Rod” Chalmers (no relation to Judith). Amanda supports our Group CEO with his various businesses and is the high performance oil that keeps all of the Stretton cogs turning smoothly and efficiently.

Over to you A-Rod!

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Variety – no two days are the same

Favourite musician?
Far too many to choose from but The Eagles would be right up there

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

How do you relax outside of work?
Socialise with friends and walking with my dogs

Favourite film or TV series?
Frasier & Schitt’s Creek

Summarise your career to date and how you came to work at Stretton Capital
On leaving school I trained as a travel agent, the travel industry changed massively in the early 90’s so I changed jobs and worked as an office junior in a law firm, I progressed to being a secretary then developed my skills and became more focused on becoming a Personal Assistant.  I have worked in a variety of business’ over the years including a motoring services company, a major sports brand, a private investment company, interior design and private households.  My role at Stretton Capital is so varied, it enables me to draw on my experience gained in other roles

If you could change anything about your life up until this point, would you and if so what would it be?
I wouldn’t change a thing.  Everything happens for a reason

Who has had the biggest influence in your life, professional or personal?
My partner

Biggest success to date, professional or personal
Meeting Mark Harrison – that was a real game changer for me

What brings you most happiness?
Spending time with people I love

What’s your least favourite trait in other people
Pretending to be something they are not

And your favourite thing about people?
People who make me laugh