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Catriona retired in July 2015, after 40 years as a Civil Servant – specialising in Unemployment and Employment issues throughout her career.
She joined the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce in 2010 to enable her to get out networking with local businesses to make sure they developed the best connections from their Jobcentre team, which proved extremely productive.
Cheltenham is very much home to Catriona, despite her Scottish Royal Air Force Officer father’s career leading to a nomadic existence in her childhood. A true blue Cheltonian mother, whose family can be traced back centuries in the area, supplied a sense of belonging which all the family embraced.
Now she is not working life is busier than ever! Catriona is enjoying her second year as President of the Chamber, which has given her the opportunity to meet and network with so many companies and organisations on a completely different basis from her previous work role. She has also managed to take up some new activities, including upholstery and embroidery masterclasses – plus is dedicated to keeping in contact with her old friends and family and enjoys meeting up with them over coffee, lunch or a good dinner, food and wine will always win the day! She also loves antiques and collects books, especially on her favourite craft subjects; enjoys gardening and hates computers.