Elaine Wilkins – Director at Antony Batty & Company, Bournemouth

Find Out More About Elaine

We asked Elaine, a Director a at our Bournemouth office, who joined Antony Batty & Company in March 2020, to tell us a bit more about herself. Elaine has worked in the professional services sector for many years, but what sort of person do you get when you work with Elaine? What makes her tick? Read on to find out. Like most people at Antony Batty & Company she loves her football and has been a fan of Bournemouth all her life, through thick and thin!

My many years at Barclays and my time in Accountancy stood me in good stead for when the opportunity for a new challenge in Insolvency came along 18 months ago.

So not whilst in insolvency but in my working career, there are a few… Here are just a couple.

An elderly gentleman came into the bank and up to my desk. Before he could sit down his trousers fell down. I had to decide whether to go and help him or not…..!

I was one of the first Personal Bankers at Barclays and an article had appeared in the local newspaper. I turned up one Saturday morning to find that my Colleagues had used the article as   ‘Wanted Posters’ of me all over the banking hall as a joke. With my first customers waiting, there was no time to take them all down. Very Embarrassing.

Taking part and organising a “stars in your eyes” event in Dorset. It raised £14k for a children’s hospice and 330 people attended.

In my working life, the majority whilst I was at Barclays, I have helped raise through events I have organised over £50k for Charity.

Always remain compassionate, people have often put their heart and soul into their business. However, to make the right decision I have said many times we need to remove the emotion and look at the right business decision.

To see all 7 wonders of the world. I have one left to visit

It has to be someone called Robin Foal; he was a dynamic manager who inspired me to be the best I could be.

Someone answering the phone when they are serving you.

Any of the DK destination travel books. Planning my next adventure.

Notting Hill – I laugh and cry every time!

Has to be Dancing Queen by Abba! Many a happy hour on the dance floor dancing to this one.

The Aeroplane – you may have picked up on the theme of travelling.

A cliché but I try not to have regrets, you cannot change the past so best to look to the future.

Charles Darwin.

By visiting the Galapagos Islands.

Very proud of my local team “Bournemouth”. I watched their climb to the Premier League and try to see them at least once every season.

So, now you know a bit more about Elaine…..

As you can see, there is much more to Elaine than her position as a Director at our Bournemouth office. If you do need advice and help from our team of Insolvency Practitioners, in any area of insolvency, simply contact us or call Elaine on 01202 551193. The first discussion, over the ‘phone or a coffee, is free.