DeskLodger Of The Month - DLH - March

Jamie Ellis
March 21, 2019
DeskLodger Of The Month - DLH - March


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What is your company name and what do they/you do?

I work for Transformational Business Network, an NGO that through their global network of investors and entrepreneurs supports purpose-driven entrepreneurs. TBN helps entrepreneurs through their accelerators to build impactful businesses and unlock investments in emerging and frontier markets.

I am an intern at TBN, which means that I get to help with a wide range of tasks. I've been charged with funding and supply chain research, report writing, communications and other administrative duties. It has been a steep learning curve!

What is your Job title?

I'm not even exactly sure what my job title is. Girl Friday, handyman, barista or just intern? ;)

How long have you been coming to DeskLodge?

I've just recently moved to Bristol and have been coming to DeskLodge for about a month. Time is flying.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I'd say it's the impact of our work. Poverty is very real for over a quarter of the world’s population who survives on $3.20 per day. My work has allowed me to see how businesses in Africa contribute to poverty reduction and has helped me to change my perspective. I'm bullish on Africa!

What is your favourite thing about DeskLodge?

Definitely the staff (No, I'm not getting paid for saying that) and the coffee machine (That's where you can usually find me).

What do you do in your spare time?

I run. Loads. Almost like Forrest Gump, just without the chocolate box.