10 minutes with… Pippa Stockford, Account Executive

Pippa Stockford

Account Executive

Working with clients, pushing briefs through the agency and lots of problem solving. Every day is different for Pippa. Read on to find out what makes her tick.

Either on the sofa with a cuppa and a cat asleep on my lap or out and about helping on the family farm before popping down to the local village pub.

Where you might find Pippa when she's not at work

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What do you like most about your job?

Everyone is so friendly and helpful in the agency, it’s great when a problem occurs and everyone can muck in and lend a hand to resolve it.

 

What did you want to be when you were growing up and why?

I always wanted to be an engineer for the Army when I was younger, but maths was never my strong suit!

 

If you could invite any three famous people over for dinner, who would they be and why?

  • Mary Berry – Providing she brought the pud! She’s the queen of baking!
  • J K Rowling – So I could quiz her all about the Harry Potter books
  • Matt Smith – The Crown, Dr Who… need I say more?

 

If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take one book, one film and one album – what would they be?

Frogs legs…they really do taste just like chicken!

The weirdest thing Pippa's ever eaten

What’s your biggest achievement in life so far – personal or professional?

Before graduating University I put forward a proposal for a new business idea as one of my last projects. This got nominated for the Graduate Fashion Week Fashion Marketing award. I was one of only a few in the country nominated so safe to say I was pretty chuffed about that!

 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Banana and chocolate chip loaf cake (homemade obvs) ????????
… and Pinterest! I am an absolute sucker for creating board after board of crafty creations, and then never actually giving them a go myself.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

The greatest bit of advice Pippa's ever received

Bristol’s hidden gem – where is it?

Her Majesty’s Secret Service. One of the best *hush, hush* secret cocktail bars in the city. Hospitality in spades. Ninja-like creative cocktail skills. There is something for everyone.

 

If someone only had one day to spend in Bristol, where should they go?

First stop, Brew Coffee Company on Whiteladies Road for the best eggs in the city. Then jump on the number 9 bus to Clifton Village for some light mooching through the shops and to also catch sight of the amazing Clifton Suspension Bridge in all its glory. Then wander down through Hotwells and along the Harbourside. With the SS Great Britain on your left, finally cross over the river to Wapping Wharf to enjoy a riverside supper.

 

Where’s the best place to grab lunch?

Lunch… or Brunch? Brace and Browns is so well known for its bottomless brunch. You have to try it!

 

What’s the best thing about living/working in Bristol?

I am lucky enough to live out of town in the Chew Valley, with villages nestled into the rolling countryside but only a short drive to get into Bristol. Living the best of both worlds!

 

What’s your top tip for someone applying for a role at Prophecy Unlimited?

Remember to smile and talk about things that you are passionate about!

 

What are your three top tips for any new employee?

  • Always offer to make a cuppa.
  • Be smiley.
  • Don’t forget everyone has been the newbie at one point or another so will be more than happy to help you out!

If you fancy toast for breakfast... you need to be speedy!

What Pippa wishes she knew about Prophecy Unlimited before she joined

If you could switch jobs with someone at Prophecy Unlimited, who would it be and why?

Probably one of the designers! Graphic design is something I really enjoyed at university but didn’t get the chance to delve into the creative depths of.

 

Describe Prophecy Unlimited in three words

Bubbly. Creative. Diligent.

 

You’re in charge of stocking the tuck shop – what three things do you order in?

McCoy’s Chip Shop Salt and Vinegar Crisps, MilkyWays and Magnum Honeycomb.

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