Lucy the cheery, welcoming face of the Paisley office tells us about her theatrical past, the music she cleans to and what she is most looking forward to when lockdown is over…
What was your first job?
I have worked from a young age, when I was 14 I started helping my dad in the family business. Then when I was 16 I got my first job. I worked in a fabric shop. I always wanted to work on the top floor as that’s where all the sparkly dance material was but was stuck measuring material for curtains!
Did you go to College or University?
Yes, I did an HND in Musical Theatre and then went on to do a degree in Performing Arts.
Was there a plan?
When I was younger I wanted to be on the stage but I fell into teaching and just loved it. I have performed in a few musicals and sang in cabarets.
What other jobs did you have?
I worked at Asda all through college, then worked with the Scottish Youth Theatre, Tron, Gymboree, Baby Sensory before going into reception or admin roles in Hospitality. I also worked with local drama groups.
Is there anything about you the team might be surprised to learn?
I still sing in the occasional acoustic night in Dumbarton for pensioners and I clean to Disney music. Actually I’m pretty sure they won’t be surprised about that. Oh, and I am back running.
Have you tried anything for the first time in lockdown?
I baked a banana loaf for the first time. I gave it to my elderly neighbour next door and she said it was the best she had ever tasted. She calls a spade a spade so I am happy with that.
What else have you been up to?
Loads of gutting the house and painting.
What are you looking forward to when lockdown is over?
I am looking forward to getting back to a routine and obviously to seeing family and friends. My mother in law has been on her own so l am looking forward to spending time with her when this is over.