We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about us too.
To help with that, we’ll be bringing you regular insights into our team, sharing what they love about their work, how they spend their time outside of the office, and what book or film they’re currently immersed in.
In our latest team profile, we chat with Suzy Glennon and discover how she’s finding life in East Anglia, after recently moving to Norfolk.
A Creative Skating Baker, With a New Love of Big Skies
NAME – Suzy Glennon
ROLE – HR Consultant
AREA YOU COVER – Norfolk
Where do you live?
Tell us a little about your career background:
I started my career in HR in Yorkshire within the textile industry.
At the time it was just very much administration, but I had a great mentor, and that made me want to make a difference to people in the world of HR.
I later worked in Occupational Health, before I moved to the big city and worked as an HR Advisor in a creative London university.
At that time I knew I wanted my career to go down a generalist route and I moved to Bath to pursue a role in HR consultancy.
This was invaluable experience as it has enabled me to work and advise clients of different sizes and from an array of different industries.
I like the variety consultancy work gives me and meeting so many different people.
When I moved to Norfolk, joining MAD-HR became a great fit.
What do you most enjoy about your particular professional role?
I like when I can help people to feel empowered. If they are nervous about starting a process, being able to talk to them through the motions so that they feel equipped.
What attracted you into the world of HR?
I naturally like to help people – it’s in my DNA – and so I think that being able to give options and problem solve is a big attraction.
Do you have a pet peeve about how others perceive your job?
Not really. Quite a few people perceive it as boring, but I have never been bored working in HR. I guess it depends how and where you take those experiences. I also get to meet some fantastic people along the way too.
If you hadn’t gone into this type of work, what else were you destined to do?
Maybe some form of artist, baker, teacher, or a crossover of them all.
What one key thing do you feel people should know about MAD-HR that might surprise or delight them?
We genuinely want to make a difference for our clients where we can, as much as we can.
What are you most looking forward to in the year ahead for MAD-HR?
Meeting and building those relationships with our Norfolk clients. There’s nothing like a face-to-face interaction.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Positive, sociable and engaging.
Outside of work, do you have particular things you like to do or places you like to go regularly?
I like to visit my family in Yorkshire, but I am currently enjoying finding new places to see and visit since my move to Norfolk. Theatre, museums, live music.
Do you volunteer, and if so, where and what drives you to do so?
Not at the moment, but I have lots in the past. It’s all in the pipeline after settling in in Norfolk.
What do you love most about living in this part of the world?
The sunsets. Huge open skies. Just beautiful.
How do you like to spend a day off?
If it’s cold outside, it can be a mixture of things: being creative, baking, seeing some music, visiting friends and family and if I’m lucky, I get to go for a skate.
Currently reading: Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Currently listening to: Tremonti – Marching in Time.
Currently watching: Married at First Sight Australia. (My guilty pleasure)