Paula Langley

Paula Langley - Practice Manager

Paula Langley

Practice Manager

Tell us about your career.

I have done many things in life.  Before my degree I worked in Local Government.  I then trained to become a Secondary School Teacher in English and Drama and found myself drawn to children who needed extra support. I ended up as Head of Personalised Learning at St Bartholomew’s School in Newbury until 2009 when I decided to change careers.  I trained as a Documentary Film maker and started my own film business.  I joined Bookers & Bolton in January 2013 to advise on working practices and have since been persuaded to manage the practice.

What do you offer the clients of Bookers & Bolton?
I am good at sorting out problems as I am naturally a peace keeper and a diplomat.  I have very strong morals and believe we should offer the best service and give people value for money.

Tell us about you.

Where did you grow up and what are your earliest memories?
I was born in Putney in London and lived there until I was 10 when I moved to Liverpool. That was quite a culture shock!  One of my earliest memories is of playing in the public paddling pool in Bishop’s Park in the very hot summers of my childhood.

What was your first job?
I worked in an ice-cream outlet at Southport static fairground for £1 an hour.

What is your favourite film or TV programme?
My favourite film is Withnail & I and my favourite TV series is a hard choice between True Detectives and Breaking Bad.

Name something you love doing and why. 
As well as working at Bookers & Bolton I run a small film production company called Abbeyfield Films.  I love making films – capturing a moment in time and sharing it with others.  I also have a drone camera that I am learning to fly and I love that too!

What do you dislike most?
People who take advantage of others. I believe the world would be a better place if we shared our resources and wealth.

What country would you most like to visit and why?
Although I have been to India before I would love to visit again and go to the Taj Mahal.

What are your personal ambitions?
To be happy, treat others well, enjoy life and ensure Bookers & Bolton remains a firm that people trust.

Have you ever written anything that was published in the press? 
I have had many articles on the Miss England – Hampshire competition printed in local and national papers.  I have also had film work shown on ITN.