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Getting to know...Laura Howes

What better way to get to know the KCP team than to put them under the spotlight and fire some personal questions at them. Laura Howes, Head of Origination, is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the finance sector for over 20 years but let's dig a little deeper. Press play on the video below:

Quick fire round:

Where did you grow up? A small village called Eggborough (between Leeds and Hull)

Best car you’ve owned? BMW Z4

Most famous person in your contacts list? None

What motivates you? The desire to do the best I can do

Best way to spend a day off? Anything without the kids

Toilet paper under or over? 100% OVER!

This or that?:

Toilet paper under or over? 100% OVER!

City or countryside? City

Have three legs or three arms? Arms so I can carry a child and also do jobs

Work from home or the office? Home, though I do miss the team.

Have endless money or endless love? Love

Call or email? Email because my memory is so bad!

Dine in or takeaway? Dine in

Guilty pleasure? Watching the daytime TV programmes about Brits moving abroad! (secret ambition!)

Most random impulse buy? 99% of my purchases are impulse buys, nothing overly random so far though!

Favourite random fact? In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10

Favourite food? Anything made with pastry mmmm!

Other questions…

If you weren't working in PE what would you be doing instead? Something creative, maybe in the wedding industry

What made you want to pursue a career in private equity? The variety and excitement of working with different people.

What do you enjoy most about your role at KCP? The team, we get on so well despite all having very different characters.

Do you have any advice for people wanting to pursue a similar career path? Work hard early on, get good exams results but maintain a personality and sense of humour as it helps build rapport with clients/colleagues/potential employers.

How has the industry changed since you began your career? The advancement of technology has permitted remote working, so there’s no need to sit in a dingy room on a client site anymore, hoorah!

Is there anything that you would change about the industry? Diversity; more women in senior positions creating visible role models for young women.

Posted in All , Team on Mar 08, 2022