'I wanted to be a shopkeeper'
DONNA Medway is the founder and director of Vector Resourcing, in Hartfield East Sussex, with a South West office in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
The company specialises in IT recruitment across the UK and Europe, with a turnover of £25 million.
It supplies contractors to blue chip companies including those in the retail, oil and gas, and financial sectors.
It also works with smaller organisations in sectors such as legal, travel and professional services.
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Vector Resourcing is unique in its industry as it rarely advertises roles anywhere.
Instead it resources from a well-maintained in-house database of almost 100,000 records developed over 14 years since its beginnings in Crowborough.
To find out more visit the website www.vector-uk.com
1. What did you want to be when growing up?
A mounted policewoman or a shopkeeper.
The latter idea was developed when my dad bought me a cash till from a local auction and I developed an annoying habit of marking up everything from our food cupboard and selling it back to them [the parents].
I still have an unusual passion for tills. Scanning just isn't the same as ringing something up though.
2. What is the best thing about your current job?
We have a very relaxed, professional and rural environment here, which a lot of visitors find surprising.
I am very fortunate to have excellent colleagues who are also friends.
My role is diverse and therefore very interesting.
3. Where is the best place to lunch locally?
The Hatch at Coleman's Hatch – a "proper" pub (Harveys) with good food.
4. What is the biggest challenge you have had to face?
I couldn't really identify any one thing, as running Vector single-handedly on a day-to-day basis presents many frequent challenges, some of which I would rather put behind me!
5. Who is your single biggest inspiration and why?
My husband; due to the above he keeps me motivated, ensuring I make good decisions and never slack off!
6. It is your last supper – what would you order?
Vegetable vindaloo and an ice-cold Kingfisher.
7. If money was no object, what would be your ideal holiday?
I would hire the world's most expensive private jet, the Airbus A380, take our own cars in its garages and fly around the globe, stopping off at places of interest, before zipping off again.
8. What do you enjoy doing when you're not at work?
Walking our two cairn terriers, helicopters, cars, shopping, eating out, property.
9. Do you have any unfulfilled ambitions?
I would like to have the time to own my own horses and ride regularly again, and I would still quite like that shop!
10. Where do you see yourself in ten years' time?
Running Vector, more successfully.