From AM to PM with Jane Bishop

By Anita Jaynes on 3 May, 2016

A one day working diary, from rise and shine to lights out.

Every Tuesday we delve into the day-to-day diary of a member of the local business community.  This week we put the spotlight on Jane Bishop practice director for Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors and chair of the Bath and Wiltshire Institute of Directors.

What time does your alarm go off?

I usually wake up before that – my body doesn’t seem to understand things like Sundays and holidays either.

What’s the first thing you do?

Feed the labrador, guinea pigs, degus and sons. In that order. Then I check the news apps, LinkedIn, Facebook, personal and work emails. All done by 7.30am.

What do you do for lunch?

I often get a business lunch with clients otherwise it’s a sachet of porridge oats (I know, that’s awful).

What do you love most about your job?

People come to us to solve their problems – I’m always looking for a way to do things better. I recently went to Germany to talk to an army regiment about how they can make their transition back to the UK easier.

What’s the worst part of the job?

Keeping on top of compliance – the legal world is going through a huge upheaval. It’s hard to keep staff motivated when the rules change so rapidly.

What executive tool/ gadget could you not live without?

No brainer – it’s my Ipad. I just can’t do without it.

What do you do after work?

If I don’t have any business dinners or IOD networking, then we like to have supper together as a family and watch TV. We chat whilst I’m making dinner – I find it helps with the stresses of the day. I like to be in bed by 10pm but usually read until 11.30pm – I switch between articles about business and murder mysteries, depending on how I feel.

If you changed direction, what would be your Plan B?

I’d probably go back to working in health. I enjoyed managing hospitals in a former career – it’s stressful and ever-changing, but I’m used to that!

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