MEET PHILIPPA

ORGANISING GENIUS
Working career to date…

I have worked in many different sectors as an operations specialist in one form or another. I helped found and expand a financial services company in London, reaching the heady heights of COO. After 15 years, I decided I needed to feed my creative side and left to train to become an upholsterer, whilst at the same time working as a business consultant for a variety of companies. I was then lured back into one more senior role for a couple of years in the construction and manufacturing industry, before deciding to work for myself once more.

I worked full time as an upholsterer for two years before realising I was greatly missing working within a team. I met Emma and it feels like fate, rather than the power of LinkedIn!

 

What do you like most about your role?

It’s early days, but I’m already loving getting stuck into all manner of things that need sorting out. The sheer variety involved in this role is awesome and I do like a challenge. This is my first experience of working within a creative industry and I’m looking forward to learning more about it.

 

What do you like to do outside of work?

When I’m not working at Genius, I am upholstering. I love anything to do with furniture and interiors. My real spare time is spent walking/running with my dog, Pilates, socialising with friends, cooking and reading literally anything I can get my hands on.

 

ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON MUSIC/PODCASTS/BOXSETS/MOVIES/APPS THAT YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED/LISTENED TO /WATCHED RECENTLY AND WHY?

I listen to literally anything music-wise, so I’m probably not the best person to ask, but I discovered Holly Humberstone recently and love her. I’ve been re-watching Killing Eve over the last few weeks, which is just brilliant and highly addictive as all good boxsets are.