Getting to know Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter Safety Forward

Who’s someone you really admire?

There are so many people I admire, and who inspire me everyday, but if I had to choose one I would say Steve Bartlett. I love the fact he went from a penniless university dropout to where he is now and I find his honest and down to earth approach in his posts and podcasts very refreshing.

You are on death row (wrongly convicted of course), what would your last meal be?

A tough question for me as I like a LOT of food, but I think I would choose a Charcuterie Sharing Platter which is a meal of delicious  cured meats with various cheeses, olives and nuts, dried fruits and yummy bread or crackers. Would I share it though? Probably not!

What do you enjoy most about working for Safety Forward?

I love being part of our team, we work so hard but we also have the best time! We support each other constantly and I am learning so much already with lots of laughs along the way.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

A dress from Top Shop-I was 14 years old and I thought I was so grown up getting something from Top Shop!

What’s the best advice you have ever heard?

Everything happens for a reason, and I truly do believe this.

What’s your favourite place you have ever visited?

I love York, its so beautiful, especially at night. I spent my 40th birthday there with my partner when we came out of lockdown, and I think I appreciated it even more as restrictions were lifting and a sense of freedom was once again being realised. I have been to lots of beautiful places but York for me, with the perfect company, holds a special place in my heart.

What would your chosen super power be?

To be able to speak any language!

What is your greatest achievement within work and personal life?

Honestly, it’s getting this job at Safety Forward. I love coming to work and learning about Health and Safety and I am so excited for my future here, and developing and growing with the business. I am staying here forever! My greatest achievement in my personal life has got to be bringing up my 3 kids.

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What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

I would like to do a parachute jump and raise money for Dementia, a charity very close to my heart. My Mum has Dementia, she is in the final stages and is cared for wonderfully in a care home. It really is one of the cruellest diseases imaginable and I would love to raise awareness for this illness and give something back.

I would also like to take up horse riding again, which I used to love. I have not ridden since I got pregnant with my youngest who is nearly 12, so I shall endeavour to find the time at some point. I would also like to undertake further training with Safety Forward to develop myself further so I imagine the next 12 months will be action packed and busy! Watch this space!