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In the next instalment from our 'A Day in the Life of' series, we speak to Carol Danby, Finance Director at Playscheme. Here's what she gets up to on a day-to-day basis in the office...
Tell us about your role...
I oversee the management of the Company finances
What are the key challenges of your role?
Making sure that we keep a healthy cash flow
What aspect of your role do you like the best?
I love coming in to work as we have such a happy and dedicated staff. It's always a pleasure
How long have you been working at Playscheme?
I have done the accounting since about 1995 when my husband John and eldest son Steve started making play equipment in our garage at home
How do you like to spend your free time?
Looking after my six grandchildren, gardening, dancing and partying with friends
What is your greatest achievement of working at Playscheme?
Keeping the Company going together with John and Steve through hard work and good management through the recession.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Swinging over becks on a rope with my Dad and often falling in
Where did you love to play when you were younger?
In the street with friends, there was not much traffic then!
What was your favourite toy as a child?
A black doll called Tansy
What is your most treasured possession?
I had to really think about this as I'm not really a possessions person but I think that it must be my wedding ring.
What would your super power be?
Definitely flying, I used to have many dreams about flying but I haven't had one for ages.
What is your favourite phrase or motto?
To treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself
What is your guilty pleasure?
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Our best friends
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
I like now best
How do you relax?
TV and reading. I like drama and thrillers. I also love going to the cinema and for nice meals
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Bringing up two brilliant sons
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Compassion and consideration for others and to make the very most of each day of your life