Spotlight on Emilia Atwood, Member relations

Tell me a little about yourself: I grew up in Ealing, West London and lived there until Lockdown (March 2020) which is when I moved to Melton Mowbray in the East Midlands with my husband and two children Izabella and Joshua. Melton Mowbray is known for its pork pies and stilton cheese!

I graduated in 2006 from the University of West of England, Bristol with a BA hons Accounting & Finance degree and have over 18 years’ experience working with senior directors as a PA.

What is your favourite thing about working for TAI? The Team is brilliant! Each individual is just lovely. I also like the great teamwork – there is no ‘I’ in the TAI team for sure.

What motivates you? Being helpful and making others happy.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to own a hotel…well you never know, it’s not too late yet!

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Rebel Wilson as I love a bit of comedy.

If you could have any animal, what would be your dream pet and why? I’m happy with our cat 😊.

Where is your favourite place to go to unwind? Ideally sunbathing by the pool or beach…more realistically binge watching something on Netflix with a Large gin and slimline tonic.

What is your favourite movie, and why? Love Actually – a feel good rom-com! I love a bit of love, happiness and comedy.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Don’t give up.

Who does the cooking in your household? Mainly me, although my mother does cook us some lovely Polish dishes fairly regularly and I am all in favour of having a night off from cooking by going to our local family pub!

Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, Confident & Self-motivated.