We meet Cheryl Norman, trading controller, at AF Blakemore.
BW: What was your first job?
I worked at good old BHS in the lighting department as a sales assistant while I was studying at university.
BW: How would your colleagues at Blakemore describe you?
I would like to think they would describe me as being professional, approachable, friendly and helpful!
BW: If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport that would give you a chance of winning a medal, what would it be?
I love fitness and nutrition – they are both real passions of mine – but being a great mum is what makes me tick.
BW: If time and money were not an issue, what hobby would you most like to get into?
Baking – I find it therapeutic and relaxing. There is something quite special about creating a masterpiece for everyone to enjoy.
BW: What would your perfect day involve?
A day at home with my family. I know this is a cliché, but in the busy world we live in, everyone wants to spend more time with their family.
BW: What is your song of choice at karaoke?
Anything by Tina Turner, because I can do a mean Tina Turner impression.
BW: Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests?
I love a good laugh, so I would invite the comedians Keith Lemon and Russell Brand, plus the athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, and TV presenter Mary Berry.
BW: What would you cook them?
With those guests, I would not want to leave the table, so I would have to order in.
BW: What trend would you like to see make a comeback?
Platform boots! For a period of time, I was almost 6ft tall!
BW: If you were a superhero, what would you choose as your superpower?
The ability to pause everything around me. Being a mum to two boys and working full-time, I would love to have the odd cup of coffee.
BW: What do you wish you knew more about?
There is so much to learn! We never stop learning and we should never want to stop learning.
BW: When was the last time you changed your opinion about something major?
I am open to other people’s ideas, opinions or beliefs. I do not believe my way or belief is always right and someone else’s is wrong. It is not always about changing, more about accepting other opinions or beliefs.