Wendy Collins started her career at the Edinburgh & Lothians Tourist Board, where she worked with the Finance Manager and Chief Executive, as PA and assisting with corporate governance. After 3 years, she moved to join her family’s businesses – a dairy and a golf course. She stayed with the businesses, running the finance and administrative functions, until their sale in 2003. She then spent over 6 years in Home Scotland, the Scottish Subsidiary of Home Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing. Whilst there, as Senior Administration Officer, Wendy oversaw the administration of the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. In addition, she worked closely with the Managing Director in the running of the Board, in all administrative tasks as well as ensuring regulatory requirements were met. In 2009, Wendy joined Ann Mitchell Management Ltd, providing businesses with business management, bookkeeping and administrative support. Wendy has also served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen.
Throughout her career, Wendy has added to her skills and knowledge by further training including, a Diploma in Bookkeeping & Accounts, Foundation Certificate in PRINCE2 Project Management and recently completing a Business Skills module at Edinburgh Napier. In addition, she has pursued personal interests by completing two Open University courses in Creative Writing and Social Science.
Wendy’s spare time is spent with her family, where she and her husband are often found cleaning up after a morning of arts & crafts or baking with their two young sons!