They say content is king. Well, if you’re looking for a great content writer, Lucy Jackman is your girl.
Through her (grammatically correct) business, Comma Sense, Lucy supports small and medium-sized businesses to tell their stories. She helps people who usually run a mile from the ‘white screen of death’, writing websites, blogs, case studies, brochures, CVs and LinkedIn profiles that get you found.
Find out more at www.comma-sense.co.uk
What one piece of advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?
Question every piece of advice you receive. Form your own opinions and never accept what someone else tells you to be fact or truth.
You find £20 down the back of the sofa, what do you spend it on?
Plants for the garden, which I really don’t have room for!
If you could spend 20 minutes with a successful or famous businessperson, who would you choose and why?
Through work, I once had the privilege of listening to a keynote from Ruth Badger (of The Apprentice fame). She was talking to school age children about entrepreneurship and really inspired them and created a buzz in the room. I’d love to hear what she’s up to now and how her perspective on business and life has changed.
If you could be stuck in a lift with any two people, who would you choose and why?
Jürgen Klopp – I adore him. He makes me laugh or smile every time he speaks. I’d probably be lost for words and just want him to give me a hug.
Monty Don – to access his wealth of gardening expertise.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years’ time?
With a property portfolio (I’d love to be on Homes under the Hammer!) and two successful businesses.
What’s been your personal highlight since joining 2020?
Speaking to a packed room of business women at our open event last November. When Catherine asked me to do it I was a little daunted. It was a real ‘stepping out of my comfort zone’ moment and I absolutely loved it!
What’s the best thing about being a member of 2020?
We grow our businesses through mutual support and building friendships. There are no overt sales pitches at our meetings. We unite in support of a common cause (CAFT).
You have 20 days’ holiday to spend away from your business, where and how will you spend it?
Visiting the sights of Hong Kong and gardens of Singapore, then a relaxing few days in the Dubai sunshine and shopping malls on the way home. Or maybe a fly-drive from Las Vegas to LA and San Francisco – decisions, decisions…
What will you be doing at (the time) 20:20 tomorrow evening?
Having a lockdown Zoom chat with two friends I usually meet at the Trafford Centre for coffee and cake. We’re doing it virtually instead.
What advice would you give to a woman starting out in their first 2 years of business?
Don’t follow the crowd. There will always be self-confessed “experts” telling you “there’s really successful business model for that”. You have to find the path that’s right for you – the path that matches your personal goals, ambitions and values. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right. Don’t be afraid to change your mind.
You can have 2 minutes time with a famous person. Who would you choose to spend it with and why?
Ruth Jones, co-writer of Gavin and Stacey – I have to know what happened on that fishing trip!
Tell us 2 things the rest of the 2020 members might not know about you.
I love to knit. Anything from cuddly toys to clothing. During lockdown I’ve been doing a patchwork quilt challenge.
I don’t drink alcohol or fizzy drinks. I never have and have never wanted to. I find it weird when people are shocked to find out. It’s just personal choice.
Share with us the 20th photo on your mobile phone
Some flowers my mum sent me – just because!