At BGL, we genuinely believe that without the right people – we wouldn’t be where we are today. So, we thought it was time to introduce you-all to the BGL Team! Meet BGL superstar and People & Culture Assistant, Brooke Geddie!!
Brooke has been a BGLer for an incredible 6 years 👏🤩 and is an essential part of the BGL team!
What was your first job at BGL?
I started with BGL in the Administration Team as a receptionist. Throughout my first 4 years at BGL I took on many roles within the Admin Team including Admin Assistant, Admin Coordinator and Accounts Assistant. In March 2018 I made a brief move to the Data Services Team before joining the People and Culture team.
In my current role, there is an administrative focus (which I have always enjoyed) and I work closely with Louise (Head of P&C) to launch various employee initiatives with a focus on employee well-being and culture.
What three words would you use to describe BGL’s culture?
Inclusive. Honest. Passionate.
The people at BGL are united in their cause to help clients and other professionals in the accounting industry. Ron and Daniel have always been very open and honest and always communicate to the team in a way that provides a feeling of ease in uncertainty.
Which BGL clubs are you a member of?
I try to get involved in a few. At the moment I am in the Run Club (although I am yet to join them in actually running) and when we are all back to normal, I will be getting involved in a few more 😁
Who are your work besties?
These are the people who help make my days at BGL amazing! 👉👉
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at BGL?
One thing I was not expecting when starting with BGL but am extremely grateful for is the opportunities that are given. I personally have had so many opportunities to grow into new roles, participate in courses and do other things to bring myself out of my comfort zone.
Who at BGL would you most like to swap places with for a day?
I would be really interested to swap with someone from our (product) development team! It would be extremely interesting to be able to see what the software looks like ‘behind-the-scenes’ and get an insight to what writing code looks like.
What new hobby or habit have you taken up while in self-isolation?
I have been doing a few puzzles, and lots of reading! 🧩
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I am definitely an early bird! I like to get up and get the day started.
If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This was hard to pick, but a song I never skip when it comes on is Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.
How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
Love it! Pineapple on pizza all the way!!
Toilet paper, over or under?
Over. I make it a point to turn it around if I ever see it the wrong way haha