Would you like to introduce yourself?
Hi, my name is Sharon McAughey and I recently joined France and Associates as the new Office Manager working on the Expert Witness side of the business. Previous to this I was employed by Paul S Withey Limited who specialised in producing expert witness accommodation reports for the courts as does Jonathan France.
What is the background that brings you to France and Associates?
I have always done office work, from being a Typist, to a Secretary, then to a Personal Assistant and now an Office Manager, I have also been employed as a book keeper in the past too. When I left school back in the 80’s, I did go to college to study bakery, which is very on trend now, I wish I’d stuck to it and I might have been on “Bake Off”, you never know.
Which three words describe you best?
Happy (mostly), loyal (always) and hard-working (is that one word?).
Did you have any nicknames growing up?
One of my teachers used to call me Monkey-nuts, because he was cruel, and my surname was Monks at that time.
If you were an animal what would you be and why?
I would be a seal, as they are graceful at times and clumsy at others, and they lay around on the beach sleeping or eating.
Do you have any hobbies?
I wouldn’t say I had any ‘proper’ hobbies as such, but I do enjoy going to gigs and festivals with my partner Jamie, although I have yet to tackle one of the big festivals, they are a little intimidating to me. We have several gigs coming up this year, all of which are very different, from Def Leppard to The Streets!
What strengths do you think you bring to France and Associates?
I feel that I bring experience and knowledge with me, and cool head to handle pressure and stressful situations at work. I have learned over the years that any problem or situation is not unsolvable, and not to worry about things out of your control.
If you could invite five famous or noted people to dinner (past or present), who would you choose?
Brian Cox, to talk about the universe and his time in a pop band! Ricky Gervais, he is intelligent and funny and has also been in a pop band, I think they would get along well. Tom Hardy, self-explanatory. Edgar Allan-Poe, to tell us some scary stories and I guess Elvis to entertain us all.