Hazel Craig - DELEGATE
I chose this career path because
I have been a Registered Nurse since 1989 for the National Health Service. I primarily work with cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and other treatments. I became a senior manager 4 years ago and started contracting independently with other agencies.
Last year, in 2016, I attended a wedding where there was a fun, interactive photo booth for guests to use! I loved the idea of experiencing and participating in joyous occasions, and I was inspired to go into a similar business! In doing my due diligence and research to start this endeavor, I stumbled upon a new technology called the Mirror. I decided to go into business and opened Foto Mirror. Today, in addition to the Mirror, we provide additional products and services to enhance events, such as a horse-drawn Cinderella carriage and a candy machine!
I also have a shop in Spain that my friend runs called Scents and Senses in the Canary Islands.
I prepared for this career by
As far as my Nursing education, I had 3 years of training at Salford Area Health Authority and became a Registered Nurse which qualified me to pursue a Nursing degree from University of Salford. I then received a Nursing Management Diploma from Buckingham College of Higher Education.
For my current business I did a lot of local software training and research on products.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
My biggest challenge personally, was getting through the death of my parents, as it was such a sad and difficult time. Both of my parents passed away within a week of each other. As a daughter and a nurse, I have learned that life is short, and tomorrow is not promised, and I have a greater appreciation for life.
My greatest strength(s)
I am always seen by others as a positive person and I can get the best out of people!
My greatest accomplishment to date
My career at National Health Service has been very successful, and I am very proud of the way I worked myself up into Management and now I work autonomously.
My personal/professional goals
My goal is to live a full life and to benefit everyone who is involved in what I do.
What/Who has inspired me the most
I LOVE life. That's my inspiration! I have friends everywhere and a wonderful family who all inspire me.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered as a lover of life and a true family woman - kind, thoughtful, charitable, helpful, and supportive.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
- Chelbridge Netball Club
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- Other Cancer support organizations
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I play Netball and I love traveling abroad and scuba diving!