Happy Venniversary Jade Gorrod
Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
Yesterday, Jade Gorrod celebrated her 10 year anniversary of working at Venn Group at The Ledbury, with Deirdra Moynihan and Philip Hanna.
We asked her about her experiences over the decade:
“Where have the last ten years gone?! I started Venn Group on the legal team in 2008, which was just after the recession hit, so I was very grateful to be given an opportunity to work in a growing and successful business. I then had exposure to recruiting for HR, NHS, Communications and Estates & Facilities. I returned to the Legal team in 2010; my favourite area to recruit for having studied law at university. Since then I have been an Executive Consultant, a Senior Executive Consultant and in 2017 I became the Manager of the London Public Sector Legal team, which was a very proud achievement.
There are too many funny moments to document, but I never tire of hearing what people think my name is when I speak to them on the phone. A particular favourite was when a Partner in a London law firm thought my name was Jade Forehead! Another memorable moment was having to wait 40 minutes for a client meeting at an NHS Trust. Upon querying the delay at the front-desk, a red-faced receptionist explained that she thought I had said ‘vending’, not Venn Group and she had told my client I was here to restock the vending machines.
The only advice I can give to others is to work hard, don’t take anything for granted, and see each day as an opportunity to do something great.”