Coffee Break Q&A

What’s your name?
Samantha Ripley

What’s your role at Absolute?
Financial Controller

When did you join Absolute?
01/03/2018

Why did you choose to join Absolute?
I wanted to work for a small-medium family run business, with a friendly environment where you feel part of a team rather than just a payroll number. The website showed the amazing work that the team carries out and the beautiful places that have been created for people to work in.

What’s your favourite bit about the job?
The people I get to work with

What’s been your favourite project at Absolute so far?
Neom, being based in the same building it was love to see the project as it progressed from start to finish

What’s been your favourite building to work in?
Gardener House - It's the only building I have worked in!

Where are you from originally?
Stockport

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
Spending time with family and friends.

What’s you favourite place in the world and why?
My home - Love spending time with my husband and girls and having social evenings with friends.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My eyelash extensions - Only kidding, My family of course!

What’s your biscuit of choice at work?
Shortbread

What’s your favourite movie?
At the moment it has to be either The Greatest Showman or A Star Is Born.

What’s your favourite TV show?
TV, what's TV? I never have time to watch TV!

Who’s your favourite band?
I couldn’t put my finger on having a favourite. It depends on my mood

What’s the next item on your bucket list?
A holiday to Hawaii, sun, sea and cocktails.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?
Spend, Spend, Spend - Shopping would become my career!

If you could be a fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Mary Poppins - When my children are sick I could make them better with a spoonful of sugar, I could dance on the rooftops and I could own a handbag which could carry anything!

If you could learn to do anything, what would you do?
I would like to be a pilot, would love to be able to fly myself to anywhere in the world and see the amazing things the world has to offer.

If you could have one superpower, what would you pick and why?
Mind Control - How much fun would that be!

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