Lisa Bateman

PA to Directors

Lisa spent 8 years with Halifax as a sales adviser (loans, credit cards, insurances) before becoming Graham’s PA when he worked with another brokerage. She moved to health care for a year before re-joining Graham at Fortis as his and Steve’s PA.

Lisa has a level 3 diploma (distinction) in psychology, a level 3 NVQ in Health & Social Care and has a BA (Hons) degree in humanities and creative writing.

Lisa loves to learn new things and is obsessed with history and ancient cultures – Greek, Roman, Egyptian with the Tudors being her favourite.

What’s your greatest achievement?

Bringing up my two fabulous boys and overcoming personal loss. Following the death of my first son in 2005, I learned not to let anything knock me down or phase me. I enjoy new challenges, such as taking part in charity runs or learning new skills and recently completed my honours degree alongside working full time.

What do you do for fun?

I love to paint or read in my spare time and I prefer historical fiction or a good old-fashioned thriller. I like to keep fit so am always going on long walks or bike rides, discovering new places. I enjoy watching movies and am a fan of anything Marvel which is probably the boys’ influence! I managed a boy’s football team for 5 years and enjoyed the challenges of developing their skills and watching them grow. Now, come rain or shine, I have the luxury of being able to watch my two boys play!