Employee Profile: Emmie Cooney

Employee Profiles

How long have you been at Good Growth?

Since November 2016, so coming up to 7 years now.

How much has the business changed in that time?

Massively! We were a tiny start-up in a very small office, and have gone on to have offices in multiple places across the UK. The role has changed a lot as well, I started as an Office Manager and have moved some distance in those years!

What does a normal day look like for you?

If I’m not in the office, I spend most of my time on Teams! A lot of it is making sure that all parts of the business have what they need to be successful – every Team and every Department needs something different, and I take great enjoyment and pride in making all of that possible.

What’s your favourite part of your role?

Making sure that people and processes are happy and running smoothly across the business. The end goal of my work is to make Good Growth a practical and easy place to be. People’s jobs shouldn’t be a chore, they should have what they need to do their jobs to the best of their ability.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Sorting out the social for the next company Townhall! Coming together as a team is so exciting, and those early sessions where we just throw out “what shall we do at our next social?” is hugely fun – you hear all sorts of ideas!

What’s the best thing about being at Good Growth?

The people. They’re interesting, exciting, and all very, very different. Everybody brings something unique to the table, and being able to work with a creative and enthusiastic bunch of people is great – the energy that everyone brings is infectious. I know it’s a very common answer across the business – but it’s always reassuring to hear that other people feel the same way. We’re blessed to have the people that we do.

What was the last book you read?

A book called Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey – not my normal style of book, but it was an Instagram recommendation that ended up being very enjoyable! Lots of heart-warming comedy in there.

What website do you visit the most?

Inside work it’s probably Xero, and then outside of work it’ll likely be BBC Sport. I’m a big Arsenal fan, so I’m often checking the gossip and transfer pages – especially in the build up to the Alessia Russo deal!

What’s your favourite way to unwind after work?

Playing football! I play in a 7-a-side Mums League, which is fantastic and a great way of unwinding. Other than that, just being outside and taking the dogs for a walk.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a firewoman! I was utterly devastated when I found out I couldn’t be because of my height – but those rules have since changed. Sadly, that dream has now passed! I loved watching London’s Burning when I was younger, and it really inspired me – I felt like a grown up being allowed to stay up late and watch it.