Coffee with… Carli McFadden

Carli is our new graduate account handler beginning her journey here at Romero.

It should be interesting to get her take on the company and see how the office appears through the eyes of someone just starting out.

You’ve just started at Romero, how is it going so far?

It’s going good, I’ve got a lot to learn. I’m mainly doing studying – there are exams coming up, but I’m not nervous because the team are really nice and I feel like I’ve been doing exams all my life.

What is your job role?

Graduate Account Handler

Where have you come from previously?

University of Manchester. I did Economics.

What made you want a position at Romero?

I knew about the company from Justin and I’d heard it was a great place to work.

What has struck you about the environment at Romero so far?

To be honest, I thought it would be a lot busier. I keep getting told it normally is and I know because of lockdown its changed. I think its a lot less daunting actually, not overwhelming like I thought it would be. Its nice, I feel I’ve been – what’s the word? – weaned into it.

Straight into the difficult questions now: If you were a biscuit, which biscuit would you be?

Mint Club.

What is your perfect Sunday?

Self-care. With skin care, hair wash and just chill in my pyjamas, maybe a nice walk.

A Sunday well-spent brings a week of good content.

Early bird or Night owl?

I’m a nightowl.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

I like a lot of stuff really, Dermot Kennedy, Frank Ocean, SZA…

What is your pet hate?

People who chew really loudly. And bad drivers.

What movie title best describes your life?

Clueless – because who knows what they are doing in their early twenties.

What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Step-Brothers the movie. Or maybe makeup; a makeup tutorial.

Favourite restaurant or cuisine?

Chinese – Crispy beef, chicken curry and anything with salt and pepper.

Are you a member of any clubs?

No. I was a member of the ski club at university. I’ve been to Austria and a few resorts in France as well as with family.

Do you have any fun projects you are working on at the moment? Maybe a lockdown hobby?

Painting by numbers. I’m doing a cobbled street at the moment. But don’t write that, instead say I’m doing fitness, a 28 day challenge, yeah yeah say that instead.

Do you have a favourite conspiracy theory?

Who killed Tupac? Or is he still alive?! Wait – Did man really go to the moon?

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

Which is further, Florida or Thailand? I went to Vietnam, I volunteered teaching in schools there.

What one thing do you really want but you can’t afford?

A holiday home in either a ski resort, or by a beach.

What’s one thing you are absolutely determined to do?

Ski in Canada. I’m determined to go on holiday this year.

Any good tips on new shows to watch?

The Serpent, Bridgerton, The Drowning. I like dramas.

What has surprised you most in your first week?

How well the workplace operates in lockdown. Everybody seems to just be getting on with it.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take one book, one luxury and one song, what would they be?

Book – Something by Bear Grylls.

Luxury – Comfy pillow.

Song – Mr Brightside by The Killers. It’s a mood lifter.

There you have it, our very own Lindsay Vonn who can quote from Step-Brothers and loves a mint club (don’t we all).

If you see Carli round the office, don’t forget to say hi and ask her how her cobbled street painting is coming along.

Oh and please keep the chewing to a minimum…