Sally Fisher – Co-founder
I am one of life’s natural organisers to the point of driving people nuts, I like my books to be on the shelves in alphabetical order by author and have files for everything; although I take some stick for being organised it has helped enormously in both my home life and at work.
I have three children, well they’re not children any more, two of them are at University and the third has now passed her degree and is working as a designer in Manchester. Before the kids I worked as PA to the Purchasing Manager of Maclarens where I managed his diary, tracked orders and deliveries and dealt directly with suppliers.
When the children were small I juggled the normal family life and two jobs, the first was as Office Manager for a UK franchising operation where I assisted the MD with franchisee support and recruitment, arranged conferences and managed the day to day office administration.
The second, which became the main job as the kids grew, was as a special needs teaching assistant in a primary school which was ideal at the time as it gave me school holidays at home.
Unfortunately I had to give the school job up when my Father became ill and spent a couple of years nursing him; in 2009 I started work with a small but national security company as Administrator where I was asked to review and revise their internal administration functions, when this was completed a year later I decided to dedicate time to starting The Problem Fixers.
Starting the Problem Fixers which has been the best career move of my life, not only do I get to organise things and make sure that clients have what they need when they need it but it’s great to see the difference our service makes to other people; I wish I’d started this years ago.