The people and the stories behind Focus Solutions.
In the in:focus hot-seat this week is Alice Edmondson, Project Office, at Focus Solutions. Alice discusses her varied career and its subsequent pathway to Focus HQ, her love of gardening and the most stressful experience of her life…
About 15 months now, seems to have zoomed by.
I worked for Worcestershire County Council in Project management and programme support. I have had a variety of jobs over the years though, including lettings agent, Mortgage Advisor, contact centre team leader and mobile phone sales.
I had just finished an Open University degree and one of the modules was centred around the management of software development and I really enjoyed it. I was already working in Project Management role in the Council so when I saw this advertised it seemed perfect.
This role is so varied which is why I love it! There is a lot of support to do for all the different projects and implementations which forms the crux of the work, but then there is also opportunity to do pieces for the Programme manager, the Dev manager and Product manager.
The people, hands down. I’m also learning everyday, there is plenty of opportunity to get involved with projects to push my knowledge and develop new skills.
I socialise and travel a fair bit with family and friends, I love spending time in the garden and pottering in the greenhouse.
I have dabbled in floristry and done the wedding flowers for a few of my friends — the most stressful and anxiety filled experiences of my life!
iPad, bluetooth speaker and a selection of desert island suitable seeds please.