Rebecca Priest is a senior buyer at Today’s Group member Pricecheck, which has recently expanded into several new categories.
BW: What was your first ever job?
I was lucky to be up in the press box looking out over Trent Bridge cricket ground. I used to sell tickets for a series of summer concerts before I started college.
BW: How would your colleagues at Pricecheck describe you?
Vocal, energetic, hardworking, tenacious and having a good sense of humour.
BW: If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport for which you would win a medal, what would it be?
Speed walking – I’d win gold. I’m known for my fast-paced stride in and out of work. I can’t go slowly!
BW: If time and money were no issue, what hobby would you most like to get into?
I used to ride horses every week for years when I was a child and I loved it. It’s the thing that I think I’d really like to get back into one day.
BW: What would your perfect day involve?
A delicious breakfast followed by a spa trip for a relaxing afternoon. I’d squeeze in a nap before heading out for dinner to my favourite restaurant with my husband.
BW: What’s your karaoke song of choice?
When I was eight, my dad put me forward for karaoke while we were on holiday in Cyprus. It put me off for life!
BW: What fad or trend would you like to see make a comeback?
Where to start! Tab Clear cola, Secret and Spira chocolate bars, Gino Ginelli ice cream – I could go on and on!
BW: If you were a superhero, what would you choose as your superpower?
To be able to stop time. Being a mum and working full-time means I’m always rushing about here and there. If I could stop time so I could fit in work, do all my household jobs and then still have the whole day to spend with my daughter, that would be a perfect situation.
BW: Who would be your four ideal dinner party guests?
TV host Mel Giedroyc (sorry Sue Perkins!), comedian Bob Mortimer, TV detective Columbo (played by Peter Falk) and TV architect George Clarke. With George, I’d use the excuse that I’m renovating my house and need tips, but really, he’s easy on the eye!
BW: What would you cook them?
I’ve got a sweet tooth, so I’d whip up a pudding (or two).
BW: What do you wish you knew more about?
I wish I could speak a foreign language. Listening to our talented sales staff speaking to our customers in Polish, French and several other languages makes me wish I’d continued studying a language after GCSEs.
BW: When was the last time you changed your belief or opinion about something major?
Last month when I had to decide which tiles to put in my bathroom. It’s a big decision!