Friday, 28 August 2015

‘My best advice is if you don’t understand something, ask!’

SUE Coulson, founder and director of Coulson Associates Ltd, lives in South Lakeland with her husband, daughter and family dog Max.

get networking Sue Coulson of Coulson Associates

Coulson Associates Ltd is a Global B2B Business Support Services, which specialises in varied short or long term projects in Business Development, Client Services and Consultancy Solutions.

What school did you go to?

Culcheth Hall and then Knutsford High in Cheshire.

What was your favourite subject?


What qualifications did you leave with?


Did you go onto further/higher education – if so, where and what to study?

Studied at both Myerscough and Bishop Burton Agricultural colleges and then in later years studied an HNC in Business and Marketing at South Trafford College

What was the best advice/learning you got at school or college?

If you don’t understand then ask!

What was your ambition before you got your first job?

To work on a cattle ranch in America – this never happened!

Did you have a role model you looked up to and why?

My mum, because she taught me everything I know and to embrace every opportunity presented without being afraid to do so.

What jobs had your family done in the past?

My early career involved working with horses and some farming background, my husband has always worked in IT.

What was your first job?

YTS training scheme in equine studies when I was 16, however I used to clean cars, mow neighbours’ lawns and baby sit from 13 years old.

What has been your career path between your first job and the one you do today?

Equine, teaching people and horses through to various roles from entry level to senior management in call centres, recruitment, commercial and not-for-profit sector roles.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Every day is challenging and varied and it’s all mine.

What one thing would you change about your job if you could?

Improving the work/life balance during my busy periods, however I am addressing that as part of my expansion plans.

What advice would you give someone starting out today?

Network with all your past, present and new contacts as everyone knows someone who can help you.


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