Sugar Group enjoys a coffee in between tube stops with the lovely Orla Constant of Constant PR.
Orla works hard at helping others and is a great person to know on the charity circuit. She is a NED member of Cage 4 All and also Centrepoint, raising profiles as well as much needed funds. She also works in PR, marketing and events for some luxury British brands. Clive Christian kitchens and perfume being one, and what women doesn’t want to cook in gorgeous surroundings whilst smelling fabulous?!
We asked Orla some Sugar questions and here’s what she had to say!
Your 24 hours
Wow! They are never the same. I get up at 6am and before I know it, it’s the end of the day. I spend time in meetings, visiting the charities and clients I represent, plus attending various events. If I am organising an event, the pressure is on, but the feedback is always positive and if we have raised money whilst guests enjoy themselves, then I flop into bed happy!
Clothes and work style?
Oh I think I am a little shabby and chic! (Orla, we think you are porky pie-ing as you always look great)
Cook? Ready meal or Reservations?
I wish it were reservations! Sometimes it is, but most of the time, it’s cook! I have 4 men in the house all over 6ft who “constantly” need feeding!
Family/partner/dog/cat or rabbit?
I have been married forever and have 3 sons all taller than me! They are all great. One is at uni, one manages a gastro pub and the other is studying A levels.
Mark D’Arcy or Christian Grey?
Ooooooh – both?
Does Hendricks and Fever Tree over ice really count as Mother’s Ruin?
Not at all. I love a nice G&T.
How do you get people to donate or give their time for “gratis?”
Oooh, I tell them to look into my liquorice eyes and tell me all sorts!
Do you sleep with your iPad?
Afraid to say I do, and I throw in headphones for good measure.
Office or virtual?
Bit of both
Business plan or scribbles on a napkin?
I have a business plan for my events and PR business, plus other great ones I am just sitting on until the time is right.
What’s happening next?
I’m packing up my sleeping bag and tooth brush to join Centrepoint for the Big Sleep, this Thursday at the Truman Brewery.