Q&A with Theresa Bristow, Secretary – Office Space

Q&A with Theresa Bristow, secretary at Hartnell Taylor Cook

It’s the people that make us what we are, and only a few have been here longer than Theresa Bristow, Secretary in the Agency team. We recently sat down with her to find out more:

How did you get into property?  

I was recruited as secretary for the Industrial Agency Team in Bristol in 1989.

What is your favourite thing about working for Hartnell Taylor Cook?       

Getting to know the people I work with across the company, seeing trainee surveyors and graduates progressing to fully fledged MRICS. Even though we are a relaxed company, we are still very professional.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I have a Black Belt in Taekwon-do.

How do you like to relax?

Taekwon-do training and teaching as an Assistant Instructor with Clifton & Henleaze Taekwon-do; I find the combination of patterns, sparring and physical exercise is a full body and mind workout.  I also really enjoy growing fruit and vegetables on my allotment – a lot of time spent pottering about and watching wildlife.  When I can’t get outside, I like reading; mostly crime/thrillers, science fiction and a lot of Tolkien and I listen to a very eclectic range of music.

Something you’ve learnt over the last year?       

How to replace the windscreen wiper mechanism on a car.

Favourite tipple?          

Newcastle Brown Ale.

If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?   

It will get better.

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