I re­ally feel as if I be­long in my job

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

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.

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