Stellar Introducing: Abbie Gibney
Meet Stellar person Abbie Gibney, purchase ledger controller
Tell us your Stellar story so far…
I joined Stellar two and a half years ago and have had an exciting and varied journey so far, moving from role to role. I started as an account exec and was subsequently promoted to a senior account exec position. From there I became a talent exec and most recently branched into another area of the company as purchase ledger controller.
What did you do for work before you became a Stellar person?
I have previously worked for several different companies across a range of sectors including Camden Council, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Kreate (another agency), hotels and bars.
What first appealed to you about the company?
I liked the idea of working across Europe and, hopefully, eventually worldwide. I enjoy working with different currencies and languages, learning about new cultures and having a diverse team bringing so many different experiences to work with.
What are the most enjoyable or satisfying elements of your role?
I love to be organised, which is much easier in finance in comparison to the accounts team and I particularly enjoy my job when the accounts balance. A keen learner, I embrace new challenges and opportunities to develop my skills.
Share one piece of advice you would give to somebody hoping to become a Stellar person.
Do not be afraid to go for your dream role and show that you are capable, I am now in my third department at Stellar and have felt supported and valued every step of the way.
What predictions do you have for the retail industry for the next 12 months?
There will undoubtedly be an increase in the need for retail experiences to entice shoppers and successfully connect with them. There will also be a push for small businesses to do well and thrive in retail environments, such as on the high street.
How do you usually spend your weekends?
I spend most of my free time socialising and exploring, I love events, partying and adventures. If I am not out, then I will be spending time with my family or doing arts and crafts at home with my cat.
Do you have a hobby or skill that people find surprising about you?
I can play a few instruments including the saxophone. I absolutely love it but now I live in a flat I am not able to play it as much as I would like to.
Which box set are you currently obsessed with?
I do not watch a lot of TV, but if you have not seen Schitt’s Creek yet, you need to.
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