Abbi Taylor, Consultant
Having successfully recruited Commercial, Sales and Marketing professionals across the UK for the last 15 years Abbi has now decided to expand her career with Focus Management Consultants Limited to develop and grow presence in the Commercial Division.
This will include opportunities within Sales Management, Key Account Management, Commercial Management, Communications, Brand Management, Category Management, Trade Marketing and Market Strategy within both the branded and private label sectors.
Although my previous roles were outside the Food Industry I am passionate about people and helping those people to secure a new career opportunity. I believe in long term relationships and many of my contacts have worked with me as client and/or candidate for many years.
I am excited by the Food industry and I’m excited about the new challenge ahead and I’m keen to talk to you about your career or of course any vacant positions you are looking to fill.
What is the earliest ambition you can remember?
May Queen 1987
Did you go to a state or private school? Did you go to University or straight into work?
Happy days at state school in a lovely part of Yorkshire, on to college but left early to earn money.
Who is your idol?
Don’t have one really
Who is your mentor?
No-one in particular but I love reading stories about successful working mums that manage that difficult balance.
How physically fit are you?
Fitter than I have ever been I think but still striving for more – Fit for 40 is the plan!!
Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?
A mix of both for sure
What is your IQ?
115 ish I think – it was a long time ago and I’ve had 2 children since
Which famous person are you most like?
If you could see any musician live – whether alive or dead – who would it be?
Do you consider your carbon footprint?
I try to
What was the first car you owned?
Mini Metro Jet Black special edition with MG interior – I was very proud of it as you can tell
What’s your biggest extravagance?
My personal trainer
How politically committed are you?
Enough to vote
Name one skill you don’t possess that you wish you did?
Being able to sing without making other people wince
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To be able to Read minds
What ambitions do you still have?
Too many to mention
Do you have more than one home?
You’re going to be stranded on a desert island and can take only three things with you – what would they be?
As many cans of spaghetti hoops as I’m allowed
A speed boat to take me away when I’ve had enough of spaghetti hoops
If you could own one thing that you don’t currently possess, what would it be?
A house in south of France
What and where is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten in?
Dromoland Castle in County Clare and an amazing street food vendor in Mexico
What keeps you going every day?
My husband, children and my family
What is your greatest achievement to date?
My 2 boys plus an open water Swim for charity
What has been your greatest disappointment?
Not travelling more before I became grown up with commitments
If a movie were made about your life so far, who would take the lead role as you?
Someone very talented and beautiful I hope…….pretty please
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
What would your 20 year old self say to you now?
Do not eat that!!
If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?
Have a little cry and start again
Do you believe in assisted suicide?
I think so
Is there an afterlife?
I don’t believe but I hope I’m wrong
If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far out of 10, what would your score be?
Generally I’d give it an 8.5/9
What was the last book you read?
I’m not saying – it’s not cool or intellectual