Name: Helen Bamford

Company: Downtown in Business

Job Title: Head of Events, North

What are three words to describe yourself: Caring, organised, practical.

What do you love about working from home: Starting the day with a workout via YouTube puts me in a good frame of mind for the day ahead. I don’t miss the daily commute into town and wearing comfy clothes and slippers all day is a dream!

Favourite sports team: Everton FC.

Favourite Book: The Secret, Rhonda Byrne.

Favourite Podcast: The Downtown Den Podcast #10, Hospitality Sector.

Favourite Band/Artist: Fleetwood Mac.

Best Business Moment in your life: Managing the catering for a wedding for 500 people on a private island in Dubai, so much planning and lots of logistics to consider but seeing how well the event ran is something that I’ll never forget.

What advice would you give to 18-year-old you: Follow your dreams and always remember it’s better to regret something you have done rather than something you didn’t do.

If you were allowed to have 5 people, living or dead, in lockdown with you, who would they be: Jamie Redknapp (!), Freddie Mercury, Peter Kay, Aretha Franklin, The Queen.

What restaurant are you most looking forward to returning to: The Restaurant Bar & Grill.

Celebrity Crush: Jamie Redknapp.

Your Business Heroes are: J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs.

What superhero would you be: She-Ra.

Why Downtown: One of the aspects of my job that I enjoy most is the varied events that we host and having the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs, business owners and senior executives of high growth companies. The range of speakers that attend our events inform, inspire and motivate our members and we aim to replicate this in the awards ceremonies that we host in each of the cities that we operate in.

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