Up close and personal with Claire Parry, Week2Week Serviced Apartments

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In the latest of a regular series, we find out what makes some of the leading figures in the serviced apartment and aparthotel sectors tick. This time, we speak to Claire Parry, director of Newcastle-based provider Week2Week Serviced Apartments.

• The best part of my job is…
"The people I work with – my wonderful team, our colleagues and fantastic clients."

• The most challenging part of my job is...
"Wearing many hats in a small organisation – I love it though!"

• My biggest achievement in business is…
"Introducing technology and internationalisation."

• My biggest mistake in business was…
"Being too trusting."

• If I wasn’t working in our industry I would like to have been...
"An artist."

• The best piece of advice anyone ever gave me was…
"You can’t win them all, keep going!"

• If I could tell my 18-year old self one thing it would be…
"Plan ahead more."

• The person I admire most in hospitality is…
"Kevin King, TAS Alliance director – he rocks!"

• The person I admire most in history is…
"Florence Nightingale – for her achievements, what a woman!"

• I am surprisingly good at…
"Painting glass."

• I am surprisingly bad at…
"Cooking red meat."

• My perfect day off would be...
"Spent with my family and crazy cocker spaniel."

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