We want to introduce you to the people who make Armadillo tick. So grab a coffee, settle back and say hello to Sophy…
Name: Sophy Wells
Job Title: Marketing Manager
Joined Armadillo: February 2019
Tell us something about you that might surprise us.
When I hit 40, I had a mini midlife crisis, dyed my hair pink, got extra ear piercings and a rather large tattoo from the insanely talented @alice_dugas. I can also do a fairly solid headstand and a very wobbly armstand.
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
Quit work (sorry not sorry), open a café-come-art-gallery to showcase new and upcoming artists, and open a community café in one of the less affluent areas of Bristol.
If you were stuck on a desert island, which book, film and album would you take?
A really difficult question.
I devour books, but very rarely go back and read one again. I do remember reading Shantaram years ago and wishing it just kept going. Also, it’s really long, so should keep me going for a while.
Films. Again, so many to choose from. I think I’d want something to make me smile, laugh and cry, so I’m thinking Stand By Me. I haven’t watched it for years though, so don’t know if it’s aged well!
Music for me really depends on what mood I’m in. I’m guessing if I’m stuck on a desert island I’d either be really depressed and need something uplifting, or I’d be really excited and want something I could sing along to. So I’m thinking Mr Jukes, God First.
Sophy’s favourite quote
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
What songs have you completely memorized?
I’m constantly amazed by the number of song lyrics I can retain in my head, and was recently secretly pleased with myself at being able to sing along to Neneh Cherry’s Manchild from beginning to end! However, the song that is currently stuck in my head is the Duck Song. Annoyingly catchy, it makes me giggle every time I watch it.
What could you give a 20-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Balloon modelling (unless inflating balloons counts as prep?). I once ran a pecha kucha for about 80 people and taught them all to make a sausage dog or giraffe.
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
Sky Kong Kong, an organic Korean café in Bristol. A very unassuming shopfront in a fairly grim location hides what I have heard is pure deliciousness. With the chef hailing from London’s Michelin-starred Nobu and Hakkasan, it’s top of my list of places to try.
What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join Armadillo?
Be yourself, be honest and be confident
Describe what you do in less than 10 words
Showcase Armadillo’s expertise in CRM, driving new business and recruitment.
What are the three best things about working at Armadillo?
The talented people who work here and the fact that we are doing truly amazing things for our clients makes my job really easy. Oh, and the Tuesday breakfast.
What are your favourite restaurants and bars in Bristol?
The list is endless!
For food, Box-E is fabulous for a celebration (make sure you book the chef’s table) and Root never fails to disappoint. Pasta Loco and Pasta Ripiena should be high up the list, and the Kensington Arms is yummy too. If you’re after something sweet, try the cakes at ANNA Cake Couture.
For drinks, there’s a load of prohibition style cocktail bars, including Milk Thistle and Red Light, and last week I stumbled upon Brozen, who specialise in cocktails frozen using liquid nitrogen. A bit of a gimmick, but friendly barman and good cocktails. I could go on and on…