On graduating from the University of Glasgow with a Master’s degree in Modern Foreign Languages (French and German), Audrey worked for a number of mid-sized manufacturing companies, specialising in Export Administration, with linguistic, export documentation and staff management responsibilities.

She gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Manchester Metropolitan University and following a period of teaching French and German at secondary school level, she became a partner at Actikem Limited at its inception in 2004.

Key roles...

  • Business development and growth
  • Identifying and working with external business consultants
  • Sales office management
  • Personnel training and recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Interior and exterior design and space planning

Away from the office...

I regularly go hill walking in Cheshire and the Peak District and enjoy the outstanding scenery that they offer.

I am also an interior design enthusiast; I’m particularly inspired by the work of Kelly Hoppen. I will happily while away an afternoon with a tin of chalk paint, a paint brush and an old piece of furniture!