Halina Whitehurst

Operations Manager & Financial Planning Technician

halina@chambers-smith.co.uk 01332 501150

At work

Halina has worked in some form of regulated environment since 2008. She started out her career in financial services, working with consumer credit and mortgages, before spending a couple of years leading a team in charge of corporate sales for the UK’s largest bank. Halina has spent her entire career consistently working towards the best possible outcome for the end client, as well as ensuring adherence to all regulatory requirements.

Her various roles have all involved people management in some way, and so as well as constantly seeking the best for her clients, she is passionate about doing the same for her team and colleagues.

There is never a dull day at work for Halina, spending time compliance checking files & reports, performing client reviews and valuations, running various annual client based projects and managing company HR and health & safety.

At play

Halina lives with her husband, son, dog & cat in Allestree in Derby.

She loves a list and any type of organisation, but especially if it involves food. She’s been known to research and plan meals at least a month in advance.  Halina also enjoys burying herself in books; setting herself annual reading targets and spending more time than could be deemed healthy in book shops. Halina loves to travel in the UK and Europe including annual visits to Belgium for the amazing beer.

An interview with Halina

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

"Enjoying late breakfasts with my husband and son, having a walk in the sunshine, then cooking a delicious dinner with a glass of red and music."

My favourite holiday destination is:

"UK-based! North Yorkshire, Devon, and Dorset are some of my favourites."

My favourite song to play in the car is:

"Anything from the Hamilton soundtrack."

The first album I bought was:

"Louise by Louise. As in, Louise Redknapp, post-Eternal, pre-Redknapp."

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:

"Susan Sto Helit from the Discworld universe."

I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

"Funny voices."

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

"Cheesecake or Eton Mess. Or a cheeseboard."

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

"Sarcasm (but not in a mean way), honesty, a very good and surreal sense of humour."

My pet peeve is:

"People spitting in the street. IT IS DISGUSTING, STOP IT."

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

"My hilarious Harry Potter-themed London hen weekend with all my favourite people."

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

"Emma Thompson, Andy Samberg, Barack Obama."

The three small things that make my day better are:

"Cool weather with bright sunshine, cuddles from my son, my coffee at the perfect temperature."


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