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Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen

Job Title: Portfolio Manager

How long with Foundation East:Since March 2008

Experience: I started at Foundation East as Finance Assistant but my role has changed and developed over the years until finally settling in as the Finance and Administration Manager. Prior to joining Foundation East I was the Mess Accountant at an Army Barracks where my husband and our family lived, this is really where my love of finance began as I had no qualifications or experience in this area before this role. I have had a variety of roles over the years as we have lived around the world so have had to pick up jobs where available, these include Coca Cola Customer Services, Thomas Cook Administrator, Dental Nurse, Medical Centre Receptionist and Administrator at Babcock Dyncorp to name a few! All of these have had a contribution into the development of my skills that I have learnt along the way!

I enjoy working for Foundation East because…there is nothing better than seeing that Foundation East’s money has made someone’s dream a reality. I had no idea what a Community Development Finance Institution was when I started with Foundation East but after about a week the penny dropped, I grasped what it is about and I have loved it ever since. It is really satisfying when someone that has borrowed from Foundation East has hit a wall, their business is struggling and they have felt like giving up but through our patience, support and belief they have come through the difficulties and have a successful business.

My greatest achievement: My two daughters have to be my greatest achievements but second to that would have to be that I came to Foundation East with little experience of working in finance and started as the Finance Assistant - so my another of my greatest achievements has to be progressing to my current role, learning along the way and still continuing to do so!

After hours… If I had any spare time I’m sure I would fill it doing something great but as a mum of two teenage girls and wife to a soldier in the British Army, spare time is a luxury and really seems very odd when it happens!

Contact Rebecca… 

T: 01284 636 323

T: 07889 722 749

E: rebecca.allen@foundationeast.org