Clare joined Archway in 2016 as a Trainee Paraplanner, and has flourished in the role. We threw her into the deep end the first day she joined, and she hasn’t looked back since.
In Clare’s own words…
What did you do before joining Archway?
I have worked for a number of IFA firms since 2010, all with different strengths and weakness that I have learnt from. I also temped for around 4 years after I left Lush Cosmetics.
What do you enjoy about working here?
I love that my natural independent mindedness is embraced and I am encouraged to contribute. If I have a good idea, we make it happen. I am happy to support the advisers here as I know the care we take over our clients’ interests. Though it certainly helps when they buy us chocolate. Lisa and I are on a mission to ensure that our advisers don’t have to worry about admin and can focus on doing what they do best – spending time speaking to their clients. I’m also really enjoying sharing my knowledge with our lovely administrator Gemma.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’m a keen swimmer, having grown up in a large family of surfers and regularly visiting relatives in Cornwall. I’m interested in health and fitness so I devote a fair amount of time to cooking and always bring a proper lunch into work. Exercise can be anything from enjoying my National Trust membership to getting far too competitive in circuits classes. I’m the opposite to Daniel with regard to holidays – the more active the better in my opinion. I love tearing around a city, in Europe or just a day trip to London, though unlike Dave I would be sure to avoid any football!