Buffy Stock, director of Joslin Rowe Insurance, is no vampire slayer but loves recruiting for insurance.

What newspaper do you read?
Whatever is lying around.

What career did you want to have when you were a child?

What was the worst business decision you have ever made?
To my knowledge I have never made one.

What do you like best about insurance?
It is a challenging industry to recruit for.

What would you do tomorrow if you left the insurance industry?
Have a lie in!

How do you relax if you do not play golf?
Caddy for my husband! Spending time with my friends and family.

What is the biggest insurance claim you have ever made?
My car being stolen from the garage during it's annual service!

Who do you most admire?
My mother.

Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
To happily travel in a glass lift.

On dress down Friday, what do you wear?
I'm one of those worrying people who still wears a suit.

How many people have you sacked?
I prefer it when they leave of their own accord.

What is your favourite quote?
I have a dream... (Martin Luther King).

What is your most over-used phrase?
Haven't a clue what it is.

What keeps you awake at night?
Dreaming about recruitment.

What advice would you give someone starting in insurance today?
The same advice I would give anyone starting in a new sector – make sure you join an organisation that can offer you the career progression and training that you require to achieve your desired goals.

What was your first job?
Working in the storehouse of a microchip company during the school holidays.

Where did you grow up?
Hampshire and London.

What was your education?
A Levels and a degree in applied economics.

What is your favourite film?
Withnail and I.

Who do you vote for?
One of those on a list when an election comes round.