Emma MacPherson staff interview
Glimpse had a chance to sit down with Emma Macpherson and find out more about her life in Spain, what it is like working for Golden Leaves and what it was like finding and organizing her General Insurance.
What made you decide to move to Spain? And, have you always lived in the same area?
Yes. I have lived in the same town of Gata in Alicante, and I wanted a better lifestyle for my children to grow up and live in. I feel I made the right choice in moving here and really enjoy the life which I have built here.
How long have you been living in Spain? And, what do you enjoy most about living here?
I have lived in Spain for 6 years. The culture here is amazing, and the town I live in, is very family orientated and everyone looks after each other. We are all one big community and it is such a nice feeling to feel accepted as one of the natives.
Did you come up against any obstacles while settling into your new life? Is there anything you would have done differently?
I have been extremely lucky to have met mum’s in the children’s new school, who helped me with a lot of things. Would I do anything differently? not at all, it is all part of the learning experience of coming to a new country and finding your way.
What made you decide to work for Golden Leaves International and how long have you been working for the company?
I got in touch with Golden Leaves as I heard they had a great reputation and were a good stable company to work for. I have been working here for over 2 years now, and I do not regret applying for a position as it is one of the best decisions I have made.
What is your job role within the company?
I am the General Insurance Specialist and deal with all Insurances from Home, Travel, Car and Marine. I deal with quotes, enquiries and claims.
What do you enjoy most about your job and working for Golden Leaves?
I enjoy working with our clients and making sure to give them the best possible premiums with the best cover available. I also really enjoy being part of a team, we all complement each other and work well as a unit. It makes coming to work every day enjoyable.
When you first moved to Spain, how did you know who to use for General Insurance? And, did you find it a struggle to find an English-speaking company?
When I bought my first car, I was unsure who to turn to as my new friends were all Spanish, I wanted a policy that was all in English, so I could understand it all. I ended up turning to Facebook groups for recommendations of the best company to contact.
What do you like to do in your free time away from the office?
In my free time I love having days out with my partner and children. We love being involved in the local fiestas and being part of the community. There is always so much going on that we need more hours in the day.