The Rin Hamburgh & Co team is growing again!
This month we're welcoming Rosie Fletcher as our new account manager. She’ll be helping to take care of our client projects and liaising with writers, but you’ll also find her out and about on the networking scene doing what she does best - building relationships. Read on to find out what she gets up to in her spare time, her proudest achievement, and which celeb she follows on Instagram.
Where are you from and how did you end up working in Bristol?
I’m originally from Berkshire. I lived in one house all my life until I went to university but since then I’ve lived in about 10 houses, including one in Switzerland! Both my husband and I worked for Proctor & Gamble, which is why we made most of our moves. Most recently I’ve moved from a little chocolate box country village in Leicestershire to a house in the very centre of Bath, so it’s very different!
What have you done in your career up to now?
I’ve mostly worked in PR and communications in the beauty industry with brands like Waitrose, Pantene, Boots. One job I really loved was as Proctor & Gamble’s regional external relations manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. I had some fantastic experiences in that role, like going to the launch of Elle Orient magazine in Beirut. After I had my children, I did a Digital Mums course and worked freelance as a social media manager but I realised I’m the kind of person who really likes to be part of a team, which is how I came to work for Rin Hamburgh & Co.
What most excites you about starting a new job?
Working with new people. I always think you learn something from the people you work with, it’s an opportunity to grow your own knowledge. But also as a mum it’s about having something in my life that’s beyond the laundry pile and transporting my kids to various places - a little bit of Rosie, rather than Mummy.
What’s life like outside of work?
My family are a big part of it - my daughter is 10 and my son is 8 - so a lot of the time I’m cook, chauffeur, laundress. At the moment we’re enjoying city life; it’s a big change for us so we’re out and about a lot exploring and getting to know the area. I love things like going out to eat, I do enjoy a bit of shopping, and fashion and beauty are still passions of mine.
If you were given a week entirely to yourself, what would you do with it?
I’d definitely go abroad, probably somewhere warm and sunny - anywhere it isn’t raining! One of my favourite places in the world is New York. I do like to have some relaxation but I also like to do something. I like seeing what life is like in another country, enjoying good food and good wine, even going to the local supermarket. I’d rather spend time in a place getting to know it properly than move around a lot.
If you could choose a Little Miss character to describe you, what would it be?
Little Miss Chatterbox!
What do people always find surprising about you?
That I’m an only child. I think probably because I’m naturally a people person - my husband has a huge family, there are 25 cousins, and it doesn’t scare me to be around lots of people like that.
What is your proudest achievement in your life so far?
Probably keeping my children alive! Seriously though, raising my children - especially with a husband who is often away travelling with work - and having packed up and moved house so many times with said children in tow.
If you could do any job in the world for one day, what would it be?
I think I’d like to be editor of Vogue - Anna Wintour, sunglasses and all!
What book are you reading at the moment?
Cows by Dawn O’Porter. I’m not that far into it but it’s not your normal chick-lit novel. I read it because I follow her on Instagram and I love the fact that she’s so shockingly honest and real for someone who lives in Hollywood and is married to a famous actor.
What’s your favourite thing about Bath?
I think that you can walk from one end to the other easily - you don’t have to get in your car to get around. And it’s pretty! I haven’t really explored Bristol much but I love the pretty coloured houses that stand on the hill. There’s still a lot of exploring to do!
What’s your personal motto for life?
If life gives you lemons, make margaritas! Or is that limes?? Make some sort of fun alcoholic beverage with cocktail umbrella in it!
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