And Adele makes five!


Last week we were thrilled to welcome Adele Hooper to the Rin Hamburgh & Co team. She’s joining us as a part-time administrator and will support the team to be even more efficient than we already are. Read on to find out what else Adele gets up to with her time, what she’s looking forward to about working with us and why you should never challenge her to a game of Air Hockey!

Where are you from and how did you end up in Bristol?

I was born in Yeovil and went to uni in Exeter. Bristol is quite close to both but a bit bigger and I liked the sound of it so moved here quite randomly really but I loved it from day one.

What have you done in your career up to now?

My degree was in music but I ended up doing a Masters in human resources and worked for a couple of companies doing HR before taking seven years off whilst my children were young. When I went back to work I wanted to fit it around my family so I taught music lessons in school and privately, which I still do now. I also work for a charity called Golden Oldies setting up and delivering singalong sessions for the older generation, which I love.

What most excites you about starting a new job?

I am really excited about having colleagues! Although I have loved being self employed and will continue with this while working for Rin Hamburgh & Co, I am really looking forward to working with the team and being a part of that.

What’s life like outside of work?

Life is good. I am very thankful for a lovely set of friends, family and church. Time spent with any of these is time well spent in my view! I am also a member of Gospel Generation Community Choir.

If you were given a week entirely to yourself, what would you do with it?

Mmmm, tricky as I can’t imagine this ever happening! I would probably go on holiday somewhere new and explore a little, recharge and get some much needed sun. Alternatively, I would enjoy having a week to do all of those jobs that I never get round to doing, interspersed with lunch dates with friends.

If you could choose a Little Miss character to describe you, what would it be?

Little Miss Sunshine. I’m generally a happy person - it’s better to laugh than cry, right?

What do people always find surprising about you?

I’m quite a calm, placid person but people are sometimes surprised by my competitive streak. It’s quite well hidden but if you challenge me to a game of Air Hockey or go-karting, watch out!

What is your proudest achievement in your life so far?

A bit of a cliché but my proudest achievement would have to be my children. Not that I can take credit really as they are entirely awesome in their own right. They make me proud every day.

If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?

I love interior design and would love to be given a large budget to go out and refurbish an entire house so I could indulge myself in choosing lots of beautiful home furnishings.

What book are you reading at the moment?

Sadly, no time to read at the moment as we’re frantically trying to decorate the entire upstairs of our house before new carpet comes…ask me again in a month or two!

What’s your favourite thing about Bristol?

I love the harbourside. I love the combination of the hustle and bustle of being in town with the stillness of the water.

What’s your personal motto for life?

Be thankful.

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