Who Are Yer? // Heather Thornton


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We find out where Downtown's Events Co-ordinator, Heather Thornton, is most looking forward to returing once lockdown is over.

Name: Heather Thornton

Company: Downtown in Business

Job Title: Events Co-ordinator

What does the business do: Help other Businesses grow their business – and influence politicians and decision makers.

What are three words to describe yourself: Loyal, Indecisive and creative.

What do you love about working from home: The biscuit tin.

Favourite sports team: England Rugby Team.

Favourite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird.

Favourite Podcast: And The Writer Is…with Ross Golan.

Favourite Band/Artist: Changes every day, loving Kacey Musgraves at the moment.

Best business moment in your life: This years Women in Business Awards!

What advice would you give to 18-year-old you: Whatever you’re worrying about right now won’t matter in a years’ time.

If you were allowed to have 5 people, living or dead, in lockdown with you, who would they be: Lin Manuel Miranda, Carrie Fisher, William Shakespeare, Spike Lee and Dolly Parton.

What restaurant are you most looking forward to returning to: Mowgli.

Celebrity Crush: Adam Driver.

Your Business Heroes are: Eric Yuan who invented Zoom, where would we be without him! Also Amanda Guest of Guest dining who launched Food 4 Heroes this new initiative has bought together chefs from local restaurants and catering businesses to prepare healthy meals, fruit and ice cream for the staff at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary! They are looking to push the initiative into other regions so if you can help please click through to https://www.food4heroes.co.uk

What superhero would you be: Hit Girl.

Why Downtown: It puts me in a position to organise events that lead to realistic and important partnerships and change.