* Frances WoodallBookkeeping Manager

Having hankered after a career on the stage, her real life Mum insisted on an actual paying job instead. Then, after informing the careers officer at school that the last thing she wanted to do was work in an office, that seems to be all she’s done since leaving school.

Starting as an office junior and moving through every finance role available since, she joined Jacobs Allen as their resident bookkeeper in July 2014 and says she enjoys every minute. Apparently, she gets a thrill out of helping people get their records in order which leaves them more time to get on with what they do best – running their business. Okay.

Outside of work, two daughters keep her on my toes as does assisting her husband with his antique toys business which sometimes takes her overseas but more usually to a fair being held in a field! Family always comes first for Frances but if she’s allowed any spare time she’s passionate about music, film and quizzing.

“I love all music whether it’s classical, heavy rock or musicals – anything except Country & Western! Films have to be pure escapism – give me a Marvel or Harry Potter film every time. Being an insufferable know it all of useless trivia, shouting at Pointless is a regular occurrence at home and has earned me a place on the Jacobs Allen quiz team – in fact it may be the reason they took me on?!”

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