Globetrotting Emma kept an eye on the opportunities at HGB since returning from overseas in 2019. She took a chance on a LinkedIn lead and the rest is history!
This natural storyteller chronicled her European travels in her own blog, leaning on her passion for English and History as well as her artistic side, which is evident in her desk setup.
She now uses that literary love and ability to tell a tale for the clients of HGB in her role as a Marketing Consultant & Content Specialist.
Emma is also a dyed-in-the-wool Waikato girl, advocating for Duck Island Pomegranate White Chocolate Macadamia, coffee and cinnamon buns from Homebrew, and sunset picnics in Raglan.
How did you come to join the HGB team? Back in September, a very intriguing message popped into my Linkedin inbox, and the rest is history! Since returning from overseas I’d always kept an eye on HGB and thought it would be an awesome place to work (spoiler alert, I was right) so I immediately knew I couldn’t turn down the chance to join the team!
You’ve got a lot of skills, what is something not many people know about you? In my spare time I run a little travel blog – I’ve always been a storyteller and love sharing my adventures.
What are you known for in the office? Maybe my end-of-week treat obsession, I can’t resist picking up a cinnamon bun from Homebrew on a Friday morning!
Let’s go back a few years… what was your favourite subject at school? I was definitely a big fan of art class! Even though my artistic skills are somewhat lacking, I loved having the chance to get out of the standard classroom setting and getting creative! On the other hand, I also loved English and History.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? Snack, drink or other… Right off the bat, I would have to say coffee… not that I’m addicted or anything. Other than food/drink, I couldn’t live without a passport (not that it’s getting much use currently) or a good book with me wherever I go.
You’re going on a teddy bears’ picnic, where are you going to? Close to home – Raglan! It’s one of my favourite places in the world and has plenty of great spots for a picnic.
What’s one achievement you couldn’t be prouder of? Moving to the UK at 22 alone – with no friends, job or place to live and having it turn out to be the most amazing experience was a pretty great achievement.
Would you rather be attacked by a grizzly bear or a shark? Since there doesn’t seem to be a ‘neither’ option… let’s face off with a grizzly bear. The ocean terrifies me, but I quite like where bears hang out so I’m more likely to run into one.
If you were a wizard, what would your patronus be? Probably an otter, not that I’ve ever seen one in real life, but I spent half my time while living on the Isle of Skye in Scotland trying to track one down in the wild!
Last but not least, if you could choose one ice cream flavour to eat for the rest of your life what would it be? As a Waikato girl I’ve gotta say I could happily eat Duck Island’s Pomegranate White Chocolate Macadamia for the rest of my life. Buuuut if I was being cheeky, I would also chuck pistachio gelato on the list (preferably eaten somewhere in Italy but I’m not fussy…)