QUARANTINE LIFE: LENDHUB
GEMMA PALFREYMAN, HEAD OF MARKETING
HOW HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR NEW WORKING ENVIRONMENT?
Homely! My new co-workers consist of my pet Beagle, Baxter and two cats, Jack and Bailey. During the sunnier days I have moved my office into the garden and have even managed to a little bit bronzed!
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED?
I am very fortunate to work for a company that gives me a lot of creative freedom, we constantly receive great feedback on our marketing and campaigns and it’s great to hear people enjoy what we put out in the industry. We already have some really exciting campaigns in the pipeline ready for when things start to return to normal! Aside from work, my Apple Watch, I have become somewhat obsessed with the goals and challenges you can do on it and have had great fun doing the activity competition against my colleague Max – he is still yet to beat me…
WHAT HAVE YOU ENJOYED THE MOST?
Extra time and exercise. I have gained over 2.5 hours a day from not commuting into London and so I have used this time to try get fit! Every morning I now take Baxter out for a 5k run and then do one of the many workout challenges on YouTube, this has also been really helpful to counterbalance the extra vino I have been consuming!
WHAT ARE YOUR PREDICTIONS FOR THE BRIDGING AND DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY POST CORONA CRISIS?
The industry is typically very driven and ambitious and there will be new opportunities where activity has stalled and house prices have taken a dip, I am fully expecting a strong bounce back when things start to return to normality.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST WHEN THE LOCKDOWN ENDS?
Apart from spending time with family and friends, I am looking forward to the changes I think we will all make to our working lives following the lockdown. We have been forced to find new ways of working and so long commutes, packed trains and 9-5 office working could well be more balanced (where possible) moving forward.
ANY NETFLIX RECOMMENDATIONS?
Bad Blood, a series based on the Canadian Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto and McMillions (Sky) – a documentary about the McDonald’s Monopoly promotion scam that was worth in excess of $24m!