Meet the Team | Belinda Crowther

We’re back with another team member to learn more about, this time it’s Belinda Crowther.


What is your role at McArthur Dean?Belinda - edit

NVQ assessor/tutor.

When did you start with the company?

February 2008.

What do you like best about your job?

Helping learners to achieve their qualifications and grow in confidence in the workplace.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Air traffic controller (just kidding!)

I’d probably like to be a vet.

What’s the weirdest job that you’ve ever had?

Peeling tiny onions for pickling/packing fish fingers as a student.

What are your hobbies/interests/favourite thing to do in your spare time?

Reading, creative writing and Zumba classes.

What’s your favourite food?

Tomatoes.  Crisp sandwiches.

What’s your favourite drink?

Alcoholic – G & T

Soft – Grapefruit juice

Favourite holiday destination/best ever holiday?


What’s one thing that you couldn’t live without?


What is one thing that you cannot resist?

Cheese crisps or any sort of cheese savoury snack (particularly Pringles).

What is your favourite season and why?

Spring as it is lovely to see all of the blossom and knowing that summer is just round the corner.

Pet likes/dislikes?

Cruelty to animals.

I really dislike porridge, too (and any food containing nuts).

How do you think your best friend would describe you?

Loyal and reliable.

What is your most memorable moment at McArthur Dean?

When Ofsted abandoned their inspection because of the snow.

If you could pick any place to live, where would it be and why?

Cornwall as it has beautiful beaches and a lovely sky.

In your opinion, what is good/not so good about Hull?

I like the old town and its museums.  The marina and pier are lovely.

At the moment I dislike all of the disruptive construction work in preparation for the City of Culture.

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?

The word processor as when I started out as a secretary the latest piece of equipment seemed to be the electronic typewriter.  Most offices relied on manual typewriters which were a problem if anything needed amending.

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