Five Minutes With Gemma Northeast…..

Gemma has worked at Madison Lincoln since the beginning, leading the administration side of the business. Her extensive experience in supporting companies in periods of high growth and change has enabled Madison Lincoln to flourish, even in challenging times. Gemma focuses on enhancing our work environment, refining processes, overseeing projects, and organising the team.

What do you enjoy about your role?

We have a very clear vision of what needs to be done, and I enjoy using my analytical and organisation skills to solve problems and help get us there. I am passionate about creating a rewarding workplace culture and an environment that motivates and inspires. Overall, I would just like to think of myself as steadying the ship in all weathers!

Why real estate recruitment?

I began my career in several administration roles, before joining a real estate and construction recruitment agency, where I gained a good understanding of the key “behind the scenes” procedures. Staying in operations, I joined a strategy agency, before moving to a wine supplier. In these two roles, I established new systems and processes, arranged office moves, organised events and managed multiple office locations.  

With these skills on board, I ultimately returned to real estate recruitment and Madison Lincoln. I believe my experience in these different industries and my understanding of fast-growing environments gives me a unique perspective.

What skills and experience do you bring to Madison Lincoln?

I think combining an innate understanding of people and business environments with a creative approach really helps me in this role. Having a real mix of skills and experience has been a huge advantage. I have two, quite different, degrees (one in sociology from Warwick University and another in professional make-up artistry), which goes to show the range of my interests!

How do you switch off?

I’m not sure I ever really do, with a young daughter at home! Before starting a family, I travelled extensively across South America, Southeast Asia, Canada, and Africa. Although I tend to stay a bit closer to home these days, I love nothing more than discovering new restaurants and places with my husband and friends.

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