Coffee Break Q&A

What’s your name?
Helen Tilford

What’s your role at Absolute?
Internal Furniture Project Manager

When did you join Absolute?

Why did you choose to join Absolute?
I can't lie - the mention of Prosecco on a Friday afternoon influenced me.

What’s your favourite bit about the job?
Can I have 2 favourite bits? The people and the variety.

What’s been your favourite project at Absolute so far?
It sounds cheesy but it's hard to single one out.

What’s been your favourite building to work in?
Gardner House, where our office is. I used to work in this building several years ago when it was occupied by just one company. It's great to see the building coming back to life with new companies coming in and re-designing their spaces.

Where are you from originally?

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
I love travelling and holidays. I'm (slowly) teaching myself how to draft my own sewing patterns. Oh, and drinking wine.

What’s you favourite place in the world and why?
This changes all the time but at the moment it's probably Santa Maria in Sal, Cape Verde. The island's motto is "No Stress". There's nothing to do but sit back, listen to the locals playing music, have a drink, eat and watch the world go by.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My husband as he is a chef and I'd starve without him feeding me.

What’s your biscuit of choice at work?
I'm partial to a dark chocolate digestive if there's any around. Or anything ginger.

What’s your favourite movie?
Wizard of Oz

What’s your favourite TV show?
Coronation Street

Who’s your favourite band?
There is only one band… Wham!

What’s the next item on your bucket list?
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has to be up there

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?
*Whispers* Hand in my notice and travel!

If you could be a fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Florence from the Magic Roundabout because she spends her days with a dog on a roundabout. Why wouldn't you?

If you could learn to do anything, what would you do?
Brain surgery

If you could have one superpower, what would you pick and why?
A time traveller. Imagine how easy it would be to make decisions now if you know what your life will look like 5, 10 or 20 years from now.

Finally, what three words would you use to describe life at Absolute?
Busy - Varied - Fun