How did you end up at STAR?

Having studied French and Italian at university and graduated in the summer of 2015, I was unsure what career path I wanted to follow. A spell of work experience at a PR agency helped me land a full-time job and I spent the next 3 years working in the fast-paced world of foodservice PR. I then took six months out to go travelling; exploring New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia. But I knew that when I got back I wanted to return to the world of languages. After a few weeks of searching I landed the job at STAR and haven’t looked back!

What skills do you think are important for anyone wanting to be a successful project manager?

I think being organised has to be top of the list. It can feel like all systems go a lot of the time and being able to prioritise and manage your workload goes a long way when you’re trying to stay on top of things!

What’s it like to work at STAR?

STAR has a completely unique office environment; occasional visits from furry friends, a dedicated #cake email thread and a mishmash of languages thrown around on a daily basis giving it a certain je ne sais quoi.

Colleague with the coolest pet?

Sabine’s beloved horse Bing has to be up there! Affectionately nicknamed ‘Specki’ because of his large appetite (speckig means fatty/greasy in German), hearing of Sabine and Bing’s joint exploits will always cheer me up.

Steve Smith, Managing Director at STAR UK

Steve Smith on Clare Fellowes-Freeman

Dealing with the vast majority of incoming French work, Clare is unbelievably calm under pressure and excellent in dealing with project complexities – a dedicated member of the team, be it on the netball court or in the office.