• When did you join Ovation? November 2006
  • What makes you cry? Tree pollen
  • What was the first record you bought? Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta - Summer Loving
  • Who would you most like to have for dinner? Kenneth Clarke, My Dad, Graham Norton, Sir Titus Salt
  • What makes you laugh? Parlour games - the dafter the better
  • One thing you would like to do before you die? Perform as a backing vocalist with Nile Rodgers on a world tour

Melanie Hill

Administrator

I joined Ovation Finance after a move to Bristol from London where I spent 17 years working for Citibank Private Bank as a Relationship Manager looking after high net worth clients resident in East Africa, a role which took me on interesting marketing trip and taught me a lot about people and the world!

I consider that I have always been blessed with fantastic colleagues – and bosses – and Ovation is no exception. I really do enjoy coming to work, and though clichéd, there really is never a dull day! I think we have a great ethos here – we work hard, have fun, and never forget that clients come first.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, gardening, walking, and designing and making silver jewellery. I still have a lot to learn, but hope one day to make it into a lucrative sideline in my retirement – in addition to the excellent pension pot arranged by my employer of course!

Blog: How Ovation Delivers Financial Wellbeing

A recent Age Concern survey showed that people in retirement who report the highest levels of wellbeing are those who are living a meaningful existence. There is a tendency, as we go through life, to focus on goals. We tend to fix on a point in time or a certain achievement to aim for, and … Continued

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October 30, 2020

Episode 67 – Exploring Paths to Happiness with Dr Elia Gourgouris

What is your personal brand? If you are the “something” person, what is that “something?” How has this brand shaped your life and wellbeing? Chris, David and Producer Tommo have a chat with the happiness doctor Elia Gourgouris about the positives and negatives of personal brands and their connections to money. With Bage’s Biases, Tight … Continued

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