Delib keeps on growing – both in number of customers and number of staff. The newest member of the team is Sophie, joining our UK office as a consultant. As is now standard procedure, she’s completed our comprehensive set of taxing questions about bands, bread and, of course, biscuits.
1. What’s your name and where are you from?
Very Cilla B. My name is Sophie Helene Mills-Thomas, which proves a real shocker for filling out forms. Thanks Mum and Dad. I was born in the Royal Free, North London and then grew up from ages 4-21 in Henley-on-Thames, a little town in Oxfordshire which is best known for an annual boat race. I am a Bristol import as of around 3 years ago and really haven’t looked back. Great city.
2. Favourite band and/or artist?
Not much of a band gal though am into my art so shall go for two artists. Andres Serrano’s photography and the flower gardens from Monet are always a winner. Degas is pretty good too.
3. Creature of habit or maverick thinker?
Constantly flitting between the two. Probably 40% creature of habit and 60% ‘having a go’.
4. Biscuits – dunk or leave unsullied?
Half dunk. Time is of the essence, each biscuit has a different limit. Gotta eat ‘em all.
5. Before joining Delib, how did you put bread on the table?
I worked for Immediate Media, firstly on the wedding portfolio for one year and then on BBC Wildlife for just under 2 years. Constructing advertising campaigns, account managing, bit of creative/copywriting and the odd bit of debt collection.
6. Why did you want to join Delib?
I don’t think that there has ever been a time where politics and democracy has been so important, or indeed so widely discussed by all. One of the key places for participation is, of course, online – and I love the idea of involvement being accessible to all, at any time. That, to me, makes Delib an exciting company to be part of. Learning an entire new industry, in a company based around improving democracy and decision-making – I can’t really think of a better opportunity.
7. Any shout outs, comments or other musings?
I think it is really important to remain human in a world becoming more and more technologically advanced. Be digitally-minded and literate, yes, but don’t forget to keep your personality and, with that, your humanity.