As Emma explains
I grew up in the countryside, riding ponies with my sister. We would go out all day galloping through the forests; it was wonderful to have so much freedom. Trebuchet will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, so we are still going strong and have some wonderful clients. Meanwhile, StudioFlex is a young business offering fantastic class-based fitness, with a café that my husband, Lee, mainly runs. I also love skiing (and apres-ski!).
Describe yourself in three words? Fun, passionate, approachable.
What was your first job? Housemaid. My aunt and uncle owned a hotel – I will never forget making Barbara Woodhouse smashed banana on toast.
What frustrates you? Rudeness and inefficiency. I just think the world is tough enough, and people should be kind and try to help you as best they can. That’s our ethos as a company.
How do you spend your leisure time? I love spending time with my daughter and enjoy fitness classes.
What’s your favourite television programme? Money Heist. Just when you think there can’t be a way out, there always is. A bit like life really.
What’s your favourite food? Homemade chicken tikka masala.
What food do you hate? Whitebait. It’s the eyes!
What is your biggest weakness? Sometimes I lack confidence in my decisions.
Where are you happiest? On a beach listening to the crashing waves and reading a thriller.
What was the first record you bought? Careless Whisper by Wham! It was always played at every school party – sometimes I was asked to dance and other times not. It didn’t bother me though, as rocking out is far more my thing, especially after a few cheeky Strongbows!
At school, what were you good at? Only sport. I was also good at making friends and some are still close to me today.
What one material thing could you not do without? A car.
You’d go to a fancy-dress party as? A school girl – the easiest option, as I hate dressing up.
What poster did you have on your bedroom wall as a child? Dirty Dancing. Being able to dance with Patrick Swayze would have been amazing.
How many attempts before you passed your driving test? I passed the first time. Living down a long country track helped me, as I had lots of practice in a beaten up old Datsun.