Clare Fanner

Clare Fanner

Founder of the Law Firm Marketing Club

The former law firm marketing director, who founded marketing consultancy Find Get Grow in 2016 and The Law Firm Marketing Club in 2020, shares her passions and interests

What time did you wake up this morning?

07:00 – the new “normal” for a Lockdown workday.  With no commuting, I don’t have to get up too early. Getting up at this time still affords me the luxury of a pre-work workout and breakfast before getting stuck into the day.

What’s your favourite object in your office/home office?

Alexa – I think I would be lost without her these days.  She entertains and she informs. Without her the online shop would be impossible.  She has, however, got a tendency to answer back sometimes!

Who is your closest colleague?

Tinkerbell, my Bengal cat!

Do you have a favourite family heirloom?

Yes -an artichoke plant in the garden. It originates from the family home I was born in many years ago and has survived various moves.

My father has nurtured it for over 50 years and gave me a cutting about five years ago which is now thriving and producing 30+ artichokes each year. It even has a name – Arnie.

What’s your favourite song of all time?

Dancing Queen. ’Nuff said!

What’s your favourite play?

Mamma Mia.

Who’s your favourite movie star?

Tom Hanks – I’ve loved him from afar for over 30 years.

What’s your favourite book?

Who Moved My Cheese?  Very relevant right now. It’s a motivational business fable which simply provides you with an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life.

What book are you reading right now?

I have just finished an easy reading James Patterson novel.… light, easy, mindless… perfect for a Sunday afternoon in lockdown!

What book do you wish you had written?

Harry Potter. I’d be on a beach sipping cocktails by now.

What’s the greatest invention of all time?

Digital scales… a game-changer for cooks of all abilities.

Is there a sport you wish you could play?

Golf – and I do try!

Who inspires you in business?

Daniel Priestley.

When you are back in the office will you dress up, dress down or somewhere in between?

Down. I’m a casual, comfortable dresser by choice. Pus I work from home in normal times as well as in lockdown.

Where do you go to relax?

Kefalonia – a beautiful, unspoilt Greek paradise.

What country have you always wanted to visit?

Canada. I will do when we can.

Besides your phone, what do you always have with you?

Apple Watch. I love my gadgets and technology.

What’s the best part of your job?

The satisfaction of helping someone/a law firm “do” better marketing (get new clients, improve the client experience, get better value, learn, grow etc.)

What’s your favourite post-work tipple?

Red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon.

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?

Cadbury’s chocolate. Can’t beat it.