30th Sep 2022

Music to my Ears!

This year marks 20-20 Trustees 40th birthday. From humble beginnings to almost tripling in size since 2017, we’re meeting the team that make the magic happen. This week we speak to Sarah Swindells.

I am a Senior Trustee Consultant. I work from our Manchester Office. As part of my role I am the lead consultant supporting our Sole Trustee Oversight Committee which means that I get to see the many and varied decisions which come through for our Sole Trustee Schemes.

I am a very social person. I love spending time with my family and friends. I have recently started weight training which I am hoping makes me a fit and strong mummy (to keep up with my energetic son). I guess my favourite thing to do outside of work would be to go to a gig, I love-love-love live music, and if it’s at a festival… all the better!

Growing up I wanted to be a Vet. I used to gather up every stray animal that I could ever find, and bring them home to look after… My mum was delighted as you can imagine!

Cookie and Biscuit are ferocious. They’re my Dwarf Hamsters!

I dressed up as Jessica Rabbit. It was my 40th birthday at a club in Manchester called Barca. We had an 80’s theme, so I wore a full Red wig with Roger Rabbit strapped to my arm (a teddy bear version)…!

Old Trafford
Manchester United’s Old Trafford

Making a difference to our clients. And being able to help and support my colleagues and team members, they’re my main motivations at work.

There’s only one team in Manchester. And they are red… United!

My favourite thing about working at 20-20. I’m still relatively new to the team, but I think the seeming lack of hierarchy and the collaboration and supportiveness.

I’m going to Hacienda Classical. It’s my favourite event; Soul to Soul are live on stage with the Orchestra!

Advice to my younger self. That would be to listen, take notes, and absorb as many pearls of wisdom that people offer you.

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