Background and industry experienceKendra’s role entails devising and delivering an effective internal communications function within Fisher German. She works to improve communication internally across the firm, with particular focus on intranet communications and business updates, as well as being involved with activities such as the Management team roadshows, CPD days, the Annual Report and firmwide events like The Big Event which took place in 2015. Closely linked to internal communications, Kendra also collaborates with the HR team on colleague engagement initiatives, for example Your Voice, Fisher German’s annual colleague survey, and embedding our Vision and Values.
Having worked in the field of internal communications for almost 15 years, Kendra has experience in both the public and private sectors and across a range of industries, from finance (Alliance & Leicester, Barclaycard), and retail (Topps Tiles), to utilities (E.ON) and local government (Derby City Council).
Originally from Leeds, Kendra lives in Leicestershire with her son and two (feral) guinea pigs. A voracious reader of anything from novels to newspapers and magazines, Kendra is a zealot about grammar and spelling and is trying to instil this into her son (and workplace!). Any other free time is spent on Mum duties.
What year did you start your job?
I joined the firm in 2014.
Why did you join Fisher German?
I was attracted to the role and when I came to interview, Jackie Turner, Maria Hawley and Andrew Bridge sold Fisher German completely!
What has been your favourite project and why?
The Big Event – it involved working with the whole firm and went without a hitch! Not to mention the fact that everyone had a great time.
Reading. It has been my enduring passion since childhood.
Best holiday destination?
I love the Greek Islands. Scenery, culture, people, food – what’s not to love?
One item to take to a desert island?
A good book!
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
I know this question was designed as an opportunity to flex intellectual prowess/demonstrate worthy credentials. But I’m going with Idris Elba
What’s your favourite film of all time?
I can't pick just one. I have eclectic tastes, although Deadpool is right up there at the moment.