Diane Monks

Accountancy Professional

What specialist skills do you offer your clients? I’d like to think my honesty, approachability and helpfulness are my best workplace assets.

How long have you worked at GT? I have been part of the team here for eight and a half years, but I previously worked for another large Doncaster accountancy practice.

What's the best thing about working at GT? The team is great and it’s pleasing when we get positive client feedback because it makes all our efforts worthwhile.

What reasons would you give other people for joining or working with GT? The team has an excellent work ethic and we always go the extra mile to help each other and our clients.

What advice would you give someone aspiring to be a successful business owner? Never take your finger off the pulse.  Don’t take people and things for granted.

Family life details? I am an extremely proud mum of two daughters, Kier (23) and Libbie (18).

What's playing in your car right now? 'Rhythm is a Dancer' by Snap.

If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you most like to tell your younger self? Listen to your heart and not your head.

What's your claim to fame? I once met Robin Williams in Banff, Canada.

Do you have any nicknames? Bridget (Bridget Jones).

What are your pet hates? Laziness and rudeness.

Who is your role model? My 90-year-old mum is a true inspiration.

How would you describe yourself in 5 words? Hardworking, patient, passionate, ambivert and funny.

Name your favourite musical artist, food, film, book and TV show? My favourite band is Madness, I love steak, The Holiday, One Day is a great book and Celebrity Juice is always entertaining!

If you could only take 3 things to a desert island, what would they be? My soul mate and my two daughters!