We interviewed Rachel Robb, Marketing Manager at OutserveWeb to find out what makes her tick…
How long have you been working at OutserveWeb?
I’ve been working here for about two and a half years now. That time has gone quickly, because I’m doing a job I love.
What is the best thing about working at OutserveWeb?
I like being part of an enthusiastic team. We’re all very different and have our own areas of expertise, but we work extremely well together. We can have some very busy days at times, and it’s all hands on deck to get the job done. It’s good to work with people who really care about the work they’re doing and making sure our clients receive the best possible service.
What do you do in your spare time?
I actually have quite a few hobbies, including singing in an all-ladies’ choir (the largest one in Europe apparently!), co-presenting an internet radio show, writing (I’ve self-published a couple of children’s books), swimming and running.
I have a daughter who still lives at home (my two boys are in their 20s and have flown the nest) and I spend quite a bit of time supporting her in the clubs and activities she is involved in.
What’s your favourite music?
I love all sorts of music, especially from the 1970s and 1980s (my era!) – there were some good bands around then.
I also listen to modern music – my daughter insists we listen to the latest Now CD in the car! I can sing along to lots of the songs, even though I don’t know who they are by!
Presenting the radio show has also opened my eyes to a whole range of new music that is on the festival scene, including folk and folk punk, which seems to have quite an Irish influence. This photo was taken at The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain in Uttoxeter, which I went to earlier this month.
What book are you reading at the moment?
I’m currently reading a book about leadership styles called ‘Lead Like Mary’, by local author, Barry Dore. When I’ve finished that, I’m going to read The Book of Dust, the fantasy children’s novel by Philip Pullman. I love children’s books and this one has been recommended to me by a friend.
What would you do if you won the Lottery?
I suppose it would depend on how much I won, but I’ve always thought I’d continue to work. I like being around other people and having the sense of purpose and achievement that work gives me.
One thing I’ve always wanted though is my own swimming pool. I’d have to move house to accommodate one, but I love the thought of being able to swim a few lengths every morning before breakfast. It would be a great way to stay fit – and I’d be more likely to do it if the pool was literally on my doorstep!
What’s your favourite food?
Roast dinner every time!
I love going for a carvery or cooking a Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Crispy roast potatoes and thick homemade gravy are essential!