Growing up Isabelle dreamt of only one thing: to be a pilot in the Royal Air Force. As is often the case, reality conspired against this teenage dream and it was not to be, leaving her looking for a new direction in which to take her life. After leaving school at 18 Isabelle spent a year travelling but the only plan to formulate was the need to start working. The role of International Sales Controller at Huber + Suhner in Switzerland, the country of Isabelle’s birth, soon followed and a transfer to the Huber + Suhner sister company in the UK was requested after two years. It wasn’t long before a new challenge was needed however, and drawing on her German language skills Isabelle applied for the position of Sales Controller in a small company called IPI Europe, who were taking over the Industrial Market of the global giant Micro Matic. She began her new position in January 1999. Over the years this developed into a challenging and fulfilling role, encompassing sales control, purchasing, credit control, stock control and warehousing. In autumn 2011 Isabelle had a son and Lesley Collington was recruited to the team to step into her role. After a 6 month leave of absence she returned to work part time and now concentrates on marketing, HR, internal and external company and financial reports and general business administration. Isabelle enjoys cooking and baking, as well as reading. She still loves to fly.