I really feel as if I belong in my job
Name: Nicola Stratton. Which organisation are you involved with?: Belong Macclesfield (part of CLS Care Services Limited). Role: Front of house manager. How did you enter this role?: I joined Belong when we opened in 2007 as a receptionist. In the same year I was appointed the administrator, then in 2010 I was promoted to the front of house manager. What do you most enjoy about your job?: The pride we all share that makes Belong feel like home to the residents and staff alike. It means everything, making every day worthwhile. What are your funny or memorable experiences while you have been working in this role?: The Magic Shoe panto performed by staff and residents last Christmas. It was a first for Belong and this brought everyone together for a fun-filled day.
What is your favourite place in Macclesfield?: Macc Forest, it’s so peaceful and calming. Ideally how would you spend every day?: Getting lost in a good book. What was the best holiday you have been on?: Visiting Barcelona. Experiencing the culture and architecture by Gaudi was amazing. If money was no object what would you do?: Experience more cultures
around the world. What one piece of advice would you give?: Stay positive and focused no matter what. What was your first job?: A paper girl aged 13, doing two paper rounds in my local village in Hertfordshire. What is on your CD / MP3 player?: Acoustics CD. What is your favourite TV show?: Grey’s Anatomy, a hospital drama set in Seattle. On its 12th season now. What are you reading at the moment?: Shattered by Teri Terry, the third book in the Slated trilogy, set in the future about a teenage girl who overcomes being brainwashed and given a different personality by the rulers of the country. What is your biggest inspiration?: Interior design or creative programmes. Who would you like to invite to dinner?: My mum as she lives 200 miles away.