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Getting to know...Hannah Kirkup

What better way to get to know the KCP team than to put them under the spotlight and fire some personal questions at them. Hannah Kirkup, a self-confessed foodie, joined the firm in May 2022 as Investment Manager. Press play on the video below to find out more:

Quick fire round:

Where did you grow up? Middlesborough

First job? Christmas temp at Republic clothing store (RIP)

Most famous person in your contacts list? Sadly nobody

What motivates you? Solving problems and making a difference

Best way to spend a day off? On holiday if possible but if not, start the day with a long walk followed by brunch, then meet up with friends / family for wine in the sun and ideally more food

Favourite random fact? Britain is one of the world’s biggest markets for convertible cars – why!?

This or that?:

City or countryside? Countryside

Passenger or driver? Passenger (Back seat driver)

Work from home or the office? Office

Have endless money or endless love? Although endless money is tempting, money can’t buy love!

Call or email? Call, much more efficient and personable than email

Dine in or takeaway? Dine in

Guilty pleasure? Salt and vinegar crisps that make my mouth burn

Most random impulse buy? My partner is addicted to buying pointless junk so I have to be the sensible one and reign it in

Favourite food? Pizza or Thai food

Career questions…

If you weren't working in PE what would you be doing instead? I love food and cooking so something involving that would be fun

What made you want to pursue a career in private equity? ? I wanted to really get under the skin of a business as well as support entrepreneurs / SMEs to grow and maximise their potential

What do you enjoy most about your role at KCP? The variety and the opportunity to meet lots of different people and businesses

Do you have any advice for people wanting to pursue a similar career path? Join a professional services firm that will support you with your ACA and throw yourself at every opportunity whilst you’re there (as well as the good social life). Also don’t be afraid to show your personality and be yourself

How has the industry changed since you began your career? My career so far is relatively short but the shift towards flexible working has been a big change

Is there anything that you would change about the industry? It would be great to see more diversity in senior positions, but we’ll get there

Posted in All , Team on Jul 05, 2022