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60 SECOND INTERVIEW WITH HEATHER YEARDLEY, KNITWEAR DESIGNER

JUNE 2017

What was your first job?  Paper girl when I was 12

What is your role within the SRG Group and how long have you worked for the company? Men’s Knitwear designer, 3 and a half years.

Who’s influenced your career most (and why)? My Nana, she was so stylish. I used to look at her in awe, she inspired my creativity & love for beautiful things, she’s definitely the overall reason I became a designer.

What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone? Go with your instinct & most importantly don’t listen to my advice!

What’s the most enjoyable part of your job? Seeing my drawings come to life.

What’s on your desk? Lots of brightly coloured tat, from feathers to flamingos!

What’s your favourite holiday destination? Italy.

What car do you drive? I don’t own a car as I don’t drive… so it’s the train & tram for me.

What are you passionate about? Lots of stuff, I’d be here all day if I was to list it all..!

Who’s your business or personal hero/heroine? Mary Portas

What would be your perfect day away from work? Out in the hills with my boyfriend, William, on our bikes.

What’s your greatest personal achievement? Buying my first home 7 months ago.

What’s your favourite gadget? I’ll go with phone, I’m not one for gadgets.

What’s your favourite quote or motto? “Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons”.

What would you choose as your last meal? My Mum’s Sunday roast, complete with her huge homemade Yorkshire puddings.

What’s your favourite pastime/relaxation activity? Cycling & gardening.

What’s your favourite music/musician? I quite like jazz, but I do have a mixed taste & I don’t think I could choose between Bowie & the Rolling Stones.

What’s the thing you hate the most? Injustice.

What did you want to be as a child? A designer, but I did go through a small phase of saying I wanted to create perfumes.

What can’t you live without? A good cup of tea.

Name one person you’d like to have dinner with (and why)? Hmmm, this is a tough one, one of the David’s… David Bowie or David Attenborough, because they have both had fascinating lives in completely different ways, but each one would have fantastic stories to tell.

What’s in your briefcase/handbag? My world and quite a few receipts!

If you weren’t in your current role, what would you be doing? Definitely an interior designer.