Q&A with the Squirrel Sisters Team
Holly- Business Development Executive
What has working at Squirrel Sisters taught you about yourself?
As I graduated from University last year (2017) and this is my first full time job, I have learnt SO much. However, the most important thing I think I’ve learnt is that I love working in a small team/ for a start up – it is so rewarding and we have such great fun!
Tea or coffee drinker?
Both – not about the either or kinda life!
Three essential things that are always in your bag?
Head phones, keys & most often a Squirrel Bar #employeeoftheyear
What’s the best thing/most inspiring thing about working and living in London?
I love the amount & variety of things there are to do in London – for example, me and some friends recently entered a netball league. I’m fairly (very) useless, but its so much fun and it’s a great way to see old friends on a weekly basis!
What item do you never leave the house without?
Headphones – I love listening to podcasts.
What’s your go to healthy snack?
Obviously Squirrel Sister bars are my go to, but sometimes I mix it up with corn cakes & cashew butter, or my new faves – Nush yoghurts!
What do you do in your downtime when you’re not squirreling away?
I’m a pretty energetic/ active person – so love a good workout/ run, or pretty much anything outdoors.
That said, I also love a good bottle of wine at the pub & having days where I do absolutely nothing – get me a bowl of pasta and a film and I’m happy as larry!
I’m also really into Philosophy – so love a good book/ podcast, lecture or pretty much anything that gets my brain ticking!
How do you stay motivated?
Sometimes I find that if I just start whatever it is I’m doing, then the motivation kicks in after. If that fails…strong coffee & music!
Do you have a nickname, if so what is it?
At home – Bobster (thanks mum)
At work – Claire
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
Your so vain – Carly Simon
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Wine (or drinking far too much of it)
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
Ooh that’s tough – Alaska or New Zealand.
Who or where do you look for inspiration?
Whilst I find people inspiring, I don’t necessarily turn to people for direct inspiration. I do find music or just being outdoors can be really inspiring though!
If you could pick any food item at the supermarket, what would you get?
Pasta – farfalle (bows) or shells to be super precise!
What five things are on your bucket list right now?
- Start a blog focused on equality
- Go to more talks & lectures
- Boyfriend would be nice – feel free to DM Squirrel Sisters if interested
- Learn to do a handstand (properly)
- Go to either Alaska or New Zealand
What makes working at Squirrel Sisters so special?
Sophie & Gracie – they are so great to work for and I think they have created an amazing brand! It’s also really inspiring working for two women who have created such an amazing business from the floor up!