Five minutes with… Gill Wilkinson

Gillian Wilkonson, GMW Interiors

What is your favourite North East building and why?

Angel of the North because of its size and location. Its a landmark that represents all that is great about the north east.

What was your first job and how much did you get paid?

English language teacher in Spain and I earned approximately £500 per month.

What is the worst job you’ve had?

I have kind of loved all of my jobs.

What would your superpower be?

Time travel.

What is your favourite book or film or both?

Educating Rita.

What is your greatest achievement?

Setting up and running my own business and my two children.

What’s the best piece of advice in business you’ve ever been given?

That it’s ok to fail or make a mistake. Everyone has at some point – its how you learn from it.

What’s your favourite animal and why?

Dog because they’re like mini humans.

In another life I would be…

Shirley Bassey.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Julie Walters.

What’s your secret talent?

Don’t think I have one!

What’s your passion outside of work?


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