Best career moment: Setting up the Virgin Group Employee Discount Scheme for over 25,000 people in 2 weeks
My Top 3: KFC, Jack Daniels, Sky Plus
Find me here: Windsor KFC Restaurant
Best career moment: Being told by a global brand 'you blew our socks off' given what happened two hours earlier...
My Top 3 things from the 80s: Donkey Kong, snakebite & black, 'Come on Eileen' on 7" vinyl
Find me here: The Windsor Grill
Best career moment: Organising a successful speed-dating event for OAPs at a Burger King in Hastings
My Top 3 Shakespearean insults: Thou crusty botch of nature, Me think'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee, Thou art a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours
Best career moment: Being the youngest person in the Thames Valley to qualify at ACA level
My Top 3 places I'd like to visit: Australia/New Zealand, Thailand, Tour of North America: coast to coast
Best career moment: Winning the Google pitch and launching Apps across 14 countries
My Top 3 things I love: David Beckham, Mulberry bags, Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream
Best career moment: Securing the support of one of Britain’s top retailers while working on a ‘pro-bonio’ campaign to help save the lives of dogs
My Top 3 weather conditions: Snow, thunder storms, scorchio!
Best career moment: Meeting Harold from “Neighbours” in Cardiff on Cup Final Day
My Top 3 TV characters that scared me as a kid: Evil Edna from Willo The Wisp, Triffids – all of them, Pipes from Ghostwatch
Best career moment: Photo shoot at the top of Nelson’s Column with John Noakes and Peter Purves as well as the tonnes of resulting coverage
My Top 3 chocolate bars: Wispa, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Lion Bar
Best career moment: The day Octopus became my employer rather than my client
My top 3 chick flicks: Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, Breakfast at Tiffanys
Best career moment: Keeping paparazzi away from The Queen
Top 3 favourite cheeses: Camembert (baked); wensleydale with cranberries; edam
Best career moment: Declining a proposition from East 17 while on a flight to a client shoot in Edinburgh
My Top 3 forms of potato: Mashed, roast, hash brown
Best career moment: Working with F1 star David Coulthard at the launch of the Vendée Globe Round the World Yacht Race
My Top 3 Roald Dahl stories: The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Best career moment: Asking Vernon Kay whether he ordered the duck salad and him responding simply by ducking under the table
My Top 3 Fictional places I would like to visit: 1) Pandora (Avatar film), 2) Hogwarts (Harry Potter), 3) Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
Best career moment: Being paid to go to Melbourne and train bartenders
My Top 3 short jokes: 1. Why did the lion get lost? Because jungle is massive. 2. My husband went to the doctors last week and was told he has diabetes. This week he found out he has hayfever. So I did the usual, flowers, chocolates. 3. What is brown and sticky? A stick
Best career moment: Walking into the newsagent and seeing my client’s news story on the front page of the Daily Telegraph
My Top 3 'must follow’ Twitter accounts: @fieldproducer @MarkBorkowski @suttonnick
Best career moment: Being the first UK citizen to sit in the cockpit of the ‘F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Bomber’ whilst representing British Airways at the Fairford Air Show.
Top 3 designers: McQueen, Westwood, Galliano
Best career moment: Posing as Pudsey the bear for a BT’s (Children in Need) ‘chat for children’ photo shoot outside 10 Downing St with Lisa Faulkner
My Top 3 ‘likes’: Rock n’ Roll, Indian cuisine, The City of Bath
Best career moment: Dressing a Gary Lineker waxwork up as a farmer, ahead of a very successful launch event at Madame Tussauds
My Top 3 Bruce Springsteen Songs: Ain’t Good Enough For You, Cadillac Ranch, Fire
Best career moment: Having a drink at Barbara Windsor’s house after a photo shoot
My Top 3 cheeses: Comté, Applewood, Blacksticks Blue
Best career moment: Getting my break in the PR industry with Octopus
My Top 3 sporting moments: 1. Jonny’s winning drop goal in the 2003 World Cup. 2. England thrashing the Aussies in The Ashes down under. 3. John Terry’s penalty miss as Man Utd won the 2008 Champions League
Best career moment: Meeting the Chief Forecaster at the Met Office who decides what the weather is going to be.
Top 3 boyhood heroes: Kerry Dixon, Michael Atherton, Henry from Neighbours
Best career moment: Completing all my AAT exams with just a skills test to complete leaving me very close to further my accounting studies
My Top 3: Vampires, dogs & music
Best career moment: Getting a job with Octopus!
My Top 3 places to be: Venice, Paris, London
Anatomy of an Octopede
The success of Octopus is all down to our happy gang of 'Octopedes'. We are a spirited and talented bunch of people wanting to muck in, think big, and achieve great results. We're in it for our company, our own development, and some hearty laughs along the way. We use our values as a sanity check on everything we do.
Coming to work here
We like to think that a career here is an inspiring and rewarding journey from day one. Octopus is honest, down to earth, and open plan. Our culture is important to us and our experience is shared readily. Most crucially of all we take care of our people and help them to grow.
Octopus needs you!
If you fancy joining us we're always on the look out for great people who can add something different to our growing team. If there's an aspiring future Octopede out there we want to know about it. Drop us a line to tell us more.
We're always looking for enthusiastic, talented and tenacious individuals to join us. Click here for current opportunities.