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Meet the team – Izzy

What ideas do you have for Transform Communications?

I’m really excited to join the team at Transform and looking forward to watching us grow. The ambition of the rest of the team is so inspiring and there are so many great developments in the pipeline – just watch this space!

What three things should we know about you?

  • My mum’s Thai, and I’m trying to get better at cooking Thai food. My current speciality is Thai red curry, perfect for warming up autumn nights.
  • One of my favourite things is spending time outside. If I’m not walking the Downs, I’m probably reading about them.
  • I love gardening! This year, I’m growing cut flowers (chrysanthemums and dahlias), alongside all sorts of vegetables. (Think potatoes, garlic, onions, kale, cabbage and more…)

What is your favourite thing to do for fun?

I’m trying to get better at watercolour painting, a hobby I took up over the past year. In my spare time I’m painting lots of buildings, pet portraits and floral arrangements. I’m no Van Gogh, but it’s a refreshing break from all the words!

 

What do you like to listen to while you’re working?

Normally, just the sounds of the office, but if I have to get my head down and do some writing I’ll listen to my acoustic playlist. I’ve listened to it so often that it’s white noise, but it keeps me focused. Current favourites include the new albums from Tom Rosenthal and Lorde.

Are you reading anything at the moment?

I tend to have multiple books on the go at once! I’m currently reading Tara Westover’s memoir Educated and Robert MacFarlene’s dive into deep time, Underland (Bath locals might recognise the cover). I’m also nearing the end of Sally Rooney’s novel Conversations with Friends. I love the precision of her writing – there’s a marvellous specificity to her descriptions. About love and the disarming power of human relationships, it’s intriguing and highly readable.

In one word, what is your ideal workplace culture?

(Cat) Friendly.

 

What attracted you to working in PR and communications?

When I left university, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. I did an English degree and have always been fascinated by words, so started putting feelers out for any jobs in which I could put my writing skills to good use. I love the agility of working in PR and communications, as no day – or copy call – is the same. I really feel like I’m honing my writing skills, and as I thrive in a fast-paced environment, working in this field really seemed ideal.

What is your favourite form of communication?

Face-to-face conversation. It’s intimate and I much prefer being able to gauge people’s moods through facial expressions rather than tone of voice alone. I’m also a big fan of letter-writing, although that’s probably not the ideal mode of communication for work correspondence! My boyfriend and I kept in touch by writing letters during the last lockdown, and there was something about opening a handwritten letter that made me feel so much more connected.

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