Sian is a Chartered Accountant and runs the accounts department with fellow colleagues Jane and Collette. Sian has 20 years’ experience in accounts and has been at the Townley Group for 3 years. Originally from South West Wales, Sian is a trustee for local charities, and enjoys spending time at her holiday home in the foothills of Snowdonia, walking, cycling and looking after her 2 young boys.

1. What do you think should be taught in schools that isn’t now?

As an accountant, I should say money management, budgeting, finance etc but it can be quite boring- although it ids very important and would help people manage when they leave school! More excitingly it would be beneficial to introduce computer coding and design and building computers, Maybe they could add another science stream called ‘Computing’ but making it far more exciting than what they currently teach?

2. If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be and why?

Matilda. I think it would be fun to hang out with her for a day, making trouble…

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3. What’s a skill you’d like to learn?

Skiing, I’ve never been before and I’m far from sporty. But it looks like so much fun!

4. In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?

Thinking about it, I still have the same hairstyle as my childhood self. It has changed a few times over the years but I’m now back to my 10 year old self.  Maybe its time to change…

5. What is your best childhood memory

It was a big family holiday to Portugal and there were 30 of us celebrating my Gran’s 60th birthday, where my cousin flooded the hotel. My dad was babysitting his nephew and fell asleep. My cousin was only 18 months old and he filled the sink and left it on, the water came running out of the balcony!

6. Think of the best meal you ever had, what did you eat and where was it?

The Cinnamon Club in London, it s Michelin star modern Indian restaurant. Indian is my husband’s favourite food and I see it as a waste of time to spend an evening at an Indian restaurant, but this opened my eyes. It really was fabulous.

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7. What’s the most interesting documentary you have seen?

The human body by Robert Winston. Robert Winston is a medical scientist and the documentary looks at the mechanics and emotions of the human body from birth to death,  fascinating.

9. What’s the most pleasant sounding accent?

It’s got to be the Geordie accent.

9. Name 3 ideal dinner guests

First would be Tom Hanks, I watched him on the Graham Norton show and he sounds like hes had a great and interesting life. Then I’d have Michael Jackson as he was my childhood obsession and finally Jane Austen as I have a secret obsession with period dramas, books and films ( and just that era in general really).

10. What possession could you not live without? 

Although not a possession I couldn’t live without my family, because ultimately, nothing else matters.


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