June Forsyth Is Leader Of The Bayford Foundation
June Forsyth is leader of the Bayford Foundation, a new pioneering programme spearheaded by Be Fuel Cards in Hunslet, Leeds to create 40 sales jobs in the energy industry in the next year.
QYour first job?
AI was a receptionist at Leeds Council for Voluntary Services. I started straight from school in Leeds on a YTS scheme.
QHow did you get into the career you're in?
AI started my sales career in newspapers - I was the youngest person ever to work in the classified advertising department at the Yorkshire Post. From there I worked in sales across various sectors including financial services, telemarketing, healthcare and Bayford Oils.
QWhat's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
ANever go to sleep on an argument. It was given to me on my wedding day and I have stuck to it - although I've had some very late nights!
QYour worst mistake in the workplace?
AI worked in a clinic treating people with addictions where I described someone from Alcoholics Anonymous as being "with the drunks". Fortunately they saw the funny side.
QMost embarrassing/funniest thing that's happened to you?
AHaving to be cut out of a dress in Marks and Spencer Harrogate. I'd dashed out in my lunch hour to buy a dress for a works' do and the zip jammed. It took three assistants and a pair of scissors to free me.
QIf you weren't doing what you're doing now, what would it be?
AI'd be running a smallholding and living off the land. However, I love working in sales so I'd have to sell my goods at a local market.
QFavourite thing about our beloved Yorkshire?
AAlong with the greenery it's Yorkshire people - they are down to earth, tell it like it is and they know how to party!
QThree desert island items?
AOther than my family - it would have to be my iPad, my gardening gear and a lipstick.
ASkiing, gardening, keeping hens and soap making - inspired by Kirstie Allsopp I started making soap with natural and organic products for my husband who has sensitive skin.
QWhat would you like people to remember you for?
AI'm always late so my family already refer to me as the late Mrs Forsyth! I'd really like to be remembered for finding humour in most situations.
June Forsyth Is Leader Of The Bayford Foundation, 29th July 2013, 11:21 AM