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Sara Lloyd – Digital Director

Favourite book: You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon

Favourite website:

Favourite things: shoes; roast chicken; optimism; cocktails; sleep; my kids (not in that order)

I’m the energetic (bossy) one with the infectious (too loud) laugh who likes to talk about things like ‘strategy’ and ‘vision’ and then relies on everyone else to work out the detail. The polite way to describe me is still best expressed by my Mum: ‘She’s not backward in coming forward’.