Deputy President & Admin Director- Kirstie Barnett

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Deputy President & Admin Director- Kirstie Barnett

Posted By admin |10 Nov 2011
Deputy President & Admin Director- Kirstie Barnett

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I was born in Birmingham but moved to Yorkshire in 2005. I'm currently a Premisand Facilities Manager for Business Link Yorkshire, based in Barnsley. My role involves looking after all aspects to do with our 13 offices including heating, lighting, contracts, budgets, managing a team and health and safety.

In the past 12 months I have also been a voluntary director of a local charity, and have now taken up the challenge set by this year's President Vicky Savage to be the Admin Director for JCI Barnsley for 2011. It means I get to be all organised and organise other people, one of my favourite things!!

I am a Birmingham City Football Club supporter and have been for about 15 years, I even met my husband there! It's definitely a challenge following Birmingham City but I find it a good stress reliever being able to take my week's frustrations out on the football players although not sure those who sit around me would agree.

I joined JCI as a couple of my work colleagues were members and kept telling me how good it was. After moving to Yorkshire with my husband and only having friends through our jobs, it has been nice to make friends with other people and enjoy many laughs.

In my spare time I like to chill out, eat my husband's cooking as I am a terrible cook, go to nice restaurants and yes, Doncaster does have some! My husband likes to cook adventurous foods so I have eaten wild boar and pigs cheeks but draw the line at goat!

I also like to watch tv, I'm a big fan of Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Private Practice, Sex and the City, Hollyoaks, Come Dine with Me, Question of Sport.

My favourite films are Sex and the City, Dirty Dancing, Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Mary Poppins, Willy Wonka, Finding Nemo!

Quick fire Questions

What is your favourite TV show? Brothers and Sisters or Grey's Anatomy.

What do you usually have for breakfast? It has to be pain au chocolat or croissants at the weekend, boring cereals in the week.

What food do you dislike? Anything spicy! Being from Birmingham and not liking curry is odd I know!

What is your favourite CD at this moment? Plan B- The Defamation of Strickland Banks. I'm seeing him in March at the Doncaster Dome.

What characteristics do you despise? Lying and cheating.

Favourite item of clothing? PJs, I spend a lot of time in them!

If you could go anywhere in the world on holiday, where would you go? New York is on my wish list at the moment

What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 30th last year.

Favourite sport to watch? Football and boxing, being married to a Sports Journalist means you need to like sport!!

What did you want to be when you were little? A florist, an air stewardess and a teacher.

What is your favourite sweet/chocolate? Anything by Cadburys, a Birmingham delight and the source of my biggest addiction!!

What was the last thing you ate? BBQ pulled pork fajitas cooked by my husband.

Favourite drink? Britvic 55 Orange or a good cuppa tea.

Favourite restaurant? Santinis in Doncaster or Red Peppers in Birmingham.

What are you afraid of? Being alone.

How many years at your current job? Five

Favourite day of the week? The weekend, surely they are not 1 day!!??

How many cities/towns have you lived in? Birmingham, Midhurst (West Sussex) and Doncaster.