Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Charlotte Adams, Advertising Manager

Charlotte joined the FMCL team in September 2010 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant in the Interim team, after moving into a Researcher role for the Focus Management team Charlotte is now the Advertising Manager for the whole business covering all aspects of advertising.

Charlotte has a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in Business Studies and in another life was a Team Leader in a call centre for three years - an interesting time and certainly brought new challenges her way.

Charlotte is an avid reader and loves James Patterson, Karen Slaughter and Karen Rose novels. The majority of her time is spent with her two daughters, who continue to amaze and intrigue Charlotte every day of the week.

Contact Charlotte

E: charlotte.adams@fmcl.co.uk

T: 01625 560778

An interview with Charlotte...

What is the earliest ambition you can remember?

I wanted to be a vet - the only problem with that was every time I smelled Savlon (liquid form) I fainted.

Did you go to a state or private school? Did you go to University or straight into work?

State school  then Northampton University

Who is your idol?

Idol - In terms of the business world I am certainly impressed with Alan Sugar. I also admire Simon Cowell as I once watched This Is Your Life and saw all the amazing work he does with children, which came as a surprise.

Who is your mentor?

If we are talking about mentors at work then Sarah Moran definitely is a fantastic mentor. I learned a lot from her while in the Focus Interim team and value everything she taught me.

How physically fit are you?

I'll perhaps refrain from answering this question on the grounds that I may not like the answer…

Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?

Hard work most definitely. If success comes easy due to ability then you do not appreciate it as much.

What is your IQ?

Who knows! Definitely not me.

Which famous person are you most like?

I would like to be like Sandra Bullock in the looks department but think I would need a LOT of pampering to get to that!

If you could see any musician live - whether alive or dead - who would it be?

Barry White or Elvis Presley definitely.

Do you consider your carbon footprint?

Not too much - although we do recycle but I do not pick my food depending on carbon footprint.

What was the first car you owned?

Ford Fiesta. Red. Bob was his name.

What's your biggest extravagance?

Apart from my car and house (which I guess the bank technically bought) of course - I bought myself a new kindle for Christmas - I love to read and spending that much in one go was difficult to convince myself but in the long run will save me money on the books and will also stop the ever expanding collection taking over the house.

How politically committed are you?

Don't follow any political party.

Name one skill you don't possess that you wish you did?

I would quite like to be able to draw! Not a difficult one for some but I am definitely not Picasso and would certainly love to be able to draw and paint.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

To have the invisibility super power, that would be excellent and I would certainly have some fun with it too.

Do you have more than one home?

No

You're going to be stranded on a desert island and can take only three things with you - what would they be?

If I couldn't take my daughter with me I would take her picture, an iPod for some music and my Kindle. I love to read and that would be a great time to catch up on some great stories - plus my kindle has 3G so I would never run out of books.

If you could own one thing that you don't currently possess, what would it be?

I think an iPad is next on my wish list

What and where is the best restaurant you've ever eaten in?

I don't go out much but I love a good curry and the one near my mum's house in Macclesfield is great.

What keeps you going every day?

My beautiful daughter - she is funny, intelligent and definitely challenging at times but without her I would not have some of the funniest moments in my life.

What is your greatest achievement to date?

My daughter is definitely my greatest achievement.

What has been your greatest disappointment?

Not really sure about this one. I think everything happens for a reason and if something didn't work out or didn't go the way expected then there is a reason and eventually things will work out for the best.

If a movie were made about your life so far, who would take the lead role as you?

Hopefully Sandra Bullock - love her films.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?

Hard work pays off!

What was the last book you read?

11th Hour - James Patterson - one of my favourite authors.

What would your 20 year old self say to you now?

Don't spend all that money going out while at university!

What ambitions do you still have?

I would one day like to run my own business.

If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?

Pick myself up and start again. The most important thing in life is family and good health.

If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far out of 10, what would your score be?

I think most recently as I met the man for me and got engaged it has gone from a 7 to a 9!

Now I'm married so it has definitely risen to a 10