‘Travel writ­ing would be my al­ter­na­tive job’

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Qwhat’s the best piece of busi­ness (or life) ad­vice you’ve ever been given? Adon’t sweat the small stuff. Qwhat piece of ad­vice would you pass on to some­one start­ing out in busi­ness? Ayou must have pas­sion and then more pas­sion, and of­fer to make the tea and cof­fee! Qwhat was your best busi­ness de­ci­sion? ATO launch a tele­vi­sion career for Ir­ish na­tional trea­sures, hote­liers John and Fran­cis Bren­nan. QIF you weren’t do­ing this job, what would be your other career? AI’D be a travel writer. Qwhat was your last hol­i­day? Where are you go­ing next? AAT Easter I went to check up on my daugh­ter who is cur­rently on a gap year in Costa Rica. It is a fab­u­lous coun­try and I now need a gap year. Next hol­i­day is to the Greek is­land of Les­bos with ac­tive hol­i­day spe­cial­ist Neil­son (top tip for peo­ple with teenagers). Last year there were 24 of us from North­ern Ire­land, and this year — 15 and count­ing. I could be a tour op­er­a­tor. Qwhat

are your hob­bies/ in­ter­ests? Afood and wine, then the gym and yoga to make up for the food and wine! Qwhat

is your favourite sport and team? AI get be­hind na­tional events such as the rugby. I have two sons and with my hus­band they rule all the sport in our house and are avid Chelsea sup­port­ers. Qand have you ever played any sports? Anot since school but I love box­ing with my trainer — it’s very good for stress. QIF you en­joy read­ing, can you rec­om­mend a book? Athe Mi­na­tur­ist by Jessie Bur­ton. I re­cently went to the Ri­jks Mu­seum in Amsterdam to see the dolls’ house the book was based on. I be­long to a book club which I at­tend when I can and it makes me read, which is very im­por­tant. Qhow

would you de­scribe your early life? Ahappy — I had great par­ents. Qhave you any eco­nomic pre­dic­tions? Awith Brexit loom­ing, who re­ally knows... Qhow would you as­sess your time in busi­ness with your com­pany Wad­dell Me­dia? AIT is like be­ing on a roller-coaster with lots of ups and downs and on bal­ance more ups than downs. I also have an amaz­ing team of peo­ple who I work and laugh with. Qhow do you sum up work­ing in the Tv/film pro­duc­tion sector? AIT isn’t easy, you have to be pre­pared to work long hours and multi-task but you do get to meet some amaz­ing peo­ple — and if you are lucky, travel the world.

Jan­nine Wad­dell is go­ing on an ac­tive fam­ily hol­i­day to the is­land of Les­bos

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