Home-schooling is no mean feat, just ask the multitudes of parents who had to do it and work a full-time job, some of them for 2 years! Cherelle Welsh is a superhero in this regard, she home-schooled her nephews in the 2021 Lockdown and wound up learning a few things herself: “This experience brought me closer to my nephews, it also taught me to exercise more patience also… that I never want to become a teacher! Well, for school kids anyway!” On top of the kids, she also had her “fluffy” nephew, Ernie to manage.
But, this wasn’t the only thing she achieved in 2021, during a pandemic Cherelle changed her career!
“I worked in the beauty industry for 10 years, I even went to school to study beauty therapy in Aberdeen for 3 years. Working with the Acne & Rosacea charity (ARAUK) for clients who suffered from Acne and Rosacea. The journey with clients was challenging but very rewarding when their skin, and subsequently their lives were changed.”
Cherelle stepped out of the beauty industry and into the financial services world as one of our Sales Support Admins. At Team_MFS we value the diversity and variety of experiences that our team brings. Having no experience in the financial services sector isn’t a hurdle. Cherelle’s bubbly persona and willingness to learn came through clearly during her interview.
Her role as Sales Support Admin is to support (the clue is in the title) the Mortgage and Protection Advisors. She ensures the lenders don’t slack off, her regular calls for updates get cases progressing. Most importantly our clients get their mortgage offers, insurances and more out on time.
“When the opportunity to progress into a completely different career, which still offered the client care aspect (something that I have enjoyed throughout my working life) came along at McLean FS, it was the perfect opportunity to broaden my horizons and let my organisational / OCD planning come into fruition.”
Suffice to say with her talents and knowledge of beauty, Cherelle brings something different to Team_MFS. It also means we have a font of knowledge for anything beauty related.
Especially as Cherelle won Therapist of the Year (2014) for Clarins UK. To win this prestigious prize a mystery shopper books in for a treatment. The therapist is assessed on many factors and Cherelle hit top marks for them all. A well-deserved win! Cherelle’s top beauty tip is to double cleanse your skin in the evening and to NEVER use face wipes.
Team_MFS have yet to sample her bakes but going by the pictures, we think we have a potential Star Baker (Paul Hollywood will be handing out handshakes left, right and centre!). Cherelle bakes a cake for her bestie’s birthday every year and this year it was a white chocolate and raspberry confection which wouldn’t look out of place in the Great British Bake Off.
From previous blogs, Team_MFS is certainly a fun team. We have champion knitters (Gail), amazing gymnasts (Sarah-Louise), deep-sea divers (Fiona), comedienne (Nicki), golf fanatics (Stephen), whisky enthusiasts (Cameron), Tough Mudders (Zara), a mad scientist (Mabel) and more to come! Cherelle is no exception, with hobbies and past-times as “All things fashion, make-up, fake tan & hair related. Baking – my chocolate brownies always go down as a treat with my friends/family.”