Sarah Anglim, founder of £5m-turnover Meteor Meet and Greet, on her trusty notebook, Adele and qualifying as a barrister.
Name: Sarah Anglim
Company: Meteor Parking
First job: I set up Meteor Meet and Greet (originally called PAS Direct) 27 years ago when I was a student studying to be a barrister. Believe it or not, this was my first job and also the only thing I’ve ever really wanted to do.
Dream job: I would go back to university and study medicine.
Car: Audi A4 avant S line Quattro.
Economy, business or first class: Business class.
Most extravagant purchase: Second home in Salcombe.
Most-played song on your iPod: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep".
Best business book: My notebook where I can keep track of all my ideas. I don’t leave home without it.
Worst business moment: We all have ups and downs in our careers, but I’m always keen to focus on the positives rather than dwelling on the hard times.
Proudest business moment: I set up my business when I was still a teenager, so I’m really proud of how it’s grown and developed since then. There are a few moments that particularly stand out for me, including selling my company PAS Direct to Meteor Parking in 2006. I’m also proud to have qualified at the Bar when I was 23, and having the opportunity to apply my legal skills to negotiate the best possible position for my business.
Your business mentor: There’s no one person I could label as my mentor – all the people I work with mentor me. I don’t think we ever stop learning from the people we work with.
Next big thing: To develop a key management and tracking system to ensure keys are monitored at all times. Did you know the average set of car keys is over £150?