Ellys studied Public Relations and Journalism at Leeds Beckett University. Before joining Hotfoot, Ellys worked as a digital marketing volunteer for the National Trust, where she was able to combine her enthusiasm for all things social media with her love of writing.
Ellys will be responsible for creating engaging social content for our clients, as well as marketing content for Regalo, Hotfoot’s premium online gift voucher platform.
What was your first job?
My first job was working on the deli and butchers counters in a supermarket while I was studying for my A-Levels.
Most treasured possession?
Probably my car - it’s a blue Fiat 500, so not exactly a supercar, but I'd wanted one for years before I got my own and I love it.
Silver Linings Playbook, closely followed by Love Actually.
Favourite holiday destination?
It’s a very close call between Norway and Italy. I went to Norway a couple of years ago and it was the most beautiful place I've ever been. I also love going to Italy for the amazing food.
What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be an author for a long time, but I also went through a brief stage of wanting to be an ER surgeon when I was about eleven or twelve. It's just as well I didn't choose to go down that career path, as I'm really clumsy and wouldn't have made the best surgeon!
I’m obsessed with Instagram; I love being able to look back at old photos from when I was at uni or travelling. It’s a great way to keep a record of my favourite memories.
My favourite podcast at the moment is Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. JVN is a hilarious host, and each podcast is a discussion with an industry expert about an interesting and sometimes controversial topic in their field. I always feel like I’ve learned something after listening, and it wakes me up in the morning on the way to work!
Favourite TV series?
Game of Thrones is definitely top of the list, but I also really like Peaky Blinders, Luther, and Broadchurch.
Top of your bucket list?
I've always wanted to go to Australia and have a few friends who live there, so I'd love to visit them and do some travelling around the country. I’d also love to do a safari one day.