Spotlight - Property Co-ordinator Amy Wilson
27 March 2018
Welbeck is home to a vibrant community, from the estate company staff to our resident artisan makers and our wonderful tenants. Spotlight shines a light on our community: go behind the scenes, get to know us a bit better and discover the lives and work of some of Welbeck’s employees and tenants. This month we find out more about Property Co-ordinator Amy Wilson.
What is a typical day like for you?
My role is so varied nothing is typical. It could be reviewing rent figures, moving tenants in or out of a property, visiting a property undergoing refurbishment, accompanied viewings, chasing debts, reviewing new policies, property visits/inspections, dealing with gas/electricity bills, liaising with the Buildings Department for works required or carried out, processing/registering paperwork, referencing potential tenants or ongoing projects on the estate. No two days are ever the same and that’s why I like it!
What do you like to do on your days off?
Relax, work on the garden, a walk in the woods, visit family, watch wildlife documentaries and eat good food.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Lobster, langoustine or large prawns … but really any shellfish.
I’m happiest when:
I live on the estate as well as work here. I’m happiest around Christmas time when I’ve had a long walk with lots of fresh air and come back to the Lodge as its getting dark to snuggle up in front of the log fire with my partner, a glass of port, a full cheese board and relax with a documentary or some music.
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Last Thursday night with my boyfriend and family at a Birthday meal.
What’s your favourite thing made at Welbeck?
Ohhh, that’s a good question. I’m a big fan of our Stichelton Cheese made here at Welbeck but we do have some pretty good award-winning sausages in the Welbeck Farm shop too. I’m a real foodie at heart so any Farm Shop produce is a winner.
What fictional place would you most like to go?
That’s easy … I’d visit Westeros, King’s Landing and Winterfell to see the battle for the Iron Throne play out between House Stark and House Lannister in Game of Thrones. I can’t wait to see the final series released in 2019.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
Eating… I love food, sourcing it, cooking it and enjoying it. There is nothing I like more than discovering and trying new foods.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Australia – I found parts of Australia breath taking and the wildlife and animals are fascinating. My favourite place in Australia was Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. It was pretty scary camping on the island at night with the scavenging wild dingoes around I didn’t get much sleep but swimming in the lakes, fishing for food and living a more simple, less stressful life for a while definitely did suit me.
What book impacted you the most?
Schindler’s Ark/List - I found the book to be far more disturbing, harrowing and thought provoking than the film. The book is about Oscar Schindler who although a Nazi party member, ends up saving Polish Jews from the Nazis in World War II Germany. A very good read, but possibly not the best choice for a happy beach holiday book.
What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
My love of jelly beans. It’s embarrassing just how much I like these little drops of jelly heaven.
What would be your spirit animal?
Honey badger – They are fearless and don’t hesitate to attack animals much larger than themselves - even lions and crocodiles! They have poor eyesight but will still kill and eat venomous snakes for breakfast – and then sleep off the poison in the sun for a few hours.
Among your friends or family, what are you famous for?
Being the happiest, chirpiest, laughs a lot and always up to something, usually something a bit random.