Jayne West – Business Manager

What is your role at bClear?

Business manager – As the name suggests I look after bClear’s business activities, which includes day-to-day planning, HR duties, policies and procedures and financial management.  Having started in the business as account executive in 2012, I am also on hand to help the team writing articles, comments and press releases.

What is your background and experience?

Before joining bClear I spent three years as communications manager at Cowlin Construction, part of the Balfour Beatty Group.  I was responsible for internal communications across five regional offices and external PR and community engagement.

Previously I worked for a local publisher, starting out as an administrator and bookkeeper, progressing to copywriter and finally editor for three B2B magazines.

What inspires you?

Great chefs, local produce, new and interesting ingredients – there’s a theme here!  Anything new in the culinary world and I just want to cook with it.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Mine is a varied role, one minute I’m analysing coverage, the next I’m writing a comment and in an hour’s time I could be researching the latest HR regulations or setting the annual budget for the company.  Variety is what keeps it interesting.

What do you like to do when you’re not at bClear?

I love to cook, research global cuisines, make up recipes, feed people and of course eat!  Cooking is my stress reliever.

I also love preserving and have recently moved on to making my own kimchi and have three lots of vinegar on the go.

I also have two border terriers, so I walk a lot, and I like to get out on my bike – but I’m a fair-weather cyclist!

What does this photo mean to you?

Messing about in boats in Thailand, The land of a thousand smiles and my happy place.  Can’t wait to go back and explore more.

How to get in touch

Whether you’ve got an urgent need for effective PR for your business, or just want to find out more about how we work, we’re always happy to chat.