Jo Skeath: Office Manager

I enjoy what I do because: Working at Chevening doesn’t feel like coming to work at all. Located in the countryside just outside Sevenoaks, it’s a very friendly, relaxed office where everyone is treated as an equal and able to voice their opinion, whether agreed with or not,. Regular laughter will be heard from the office – unless one of the boys has “man flu” of course!

Canines and kids: Yes to both. Tilly, my handbag dog, is also a regular visitor and sits under my desk in the hope that the next client through the door will make a fuss of her. I have three fab children – or should perhaps describe them as young adults. George, working in insurance, Alexandra , studying English at Leeds University and Chloe , about to undertake her A Levels.

If I didn’t work at Chevening I would be: Realistically, working for my husband’s company. Unrealistically, I’d like to think I would be running my own business in the sunnier climate of Spain.

What I’m looking forward to: Spending more time travelling and having fun with my family and, as and when grandchildren do appear, enjoying having them to stay at my home in the sun (when I get it) – bit of a theme in case you hadn’t noticed!