Spotlight Feature

Claire Tucker

Be brave, and don’t worry about things too much
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Tell Us About

Yourself

I'm Claire Tucker

Age: 25

Occupation: Tax Advisor 

Sector/Professionalism: Global Mobility Services

Company: KPMG

 

Which inspirational quote describes you best?

“Never settle for shitty coffee, shitty friends or shitty men”.

What do you love about the Midlands region?

I’m originally from Cheshire. I moved to Birmingham in 2015 with an ex-boyfriend, fell in love with the city and decided to stay.

I love that the city is big enough to have lots of opportunities and interesting things to do, but small enough that you can get to know it really well.

Tell us about your interests and hobbies?

My biggest passion is food and drink; I love trying new places and write about them on my blog, 'Nosh & Breks' which was nominated for an award.

 

I also try and do yoga as much as I can, it’s great to help destress (and burn off some of the food). Generally, I love to travel and am currently planning my fourth trip to India.

 

What is your career goals and aspirations?

My main career goal in the short term is to pass all my exams and become ACA and CTA qualified.

 

Long term, I don’t know exactly what I want to do but as long as it’s challenging and interesting I’ll be pleased.

What challenges do you face?

My biggest challenge is probably trying to fit everything I want to do into my day. With work and studying it can sometimes be hard to fit in all my hobbies and socialising; I give it a good shot though.

Can you tell us what is your most favourite aspect of your role?

My favourite aspect is probably that I get to work with a wide variety of people and clients. It’s great experience and means that every project I work on is different.

What has been the highlight for this year?

I’ve made some big personal decisions in 2017. They weren’t easy, but looking back now I’m so glad I was brave enough to make them. My life has completely changed since the start of the year and I couldn’t be happier.

What has been your greatest career milestone to date?

My greatest career milestone to date is probably passing the first stage of my ACA exams; one down, two to go!

 

Who has been your inspiration both personally and professionally?

It sounds clichéd but I look up to my parents more than anyone.

 

They’ve always been there and have played a massive part in helping me to get where I am today – I’m so grateful to them.

What advice or tips of positivity would you like to share with others?

Be brave, and don’t worry about things too much!

 

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