Andrea Thompson is director at Renaissance Designs Inc. (GP)
ARE YOU WHERE you’ve always wanted to be?
Yes, I am. From a child, I knew that I always wanted to be involved in something creative or some form of art but didn’t know how. Having a business that provides that service is my dream come true.
What is your biggest professional challenge?
Balancing the various responsibilities of running a business in a dynamic environment.
What is your biggest life challenge?
Striking the balance between my personal and professional life.
When you look to the future what do you see?
My company diversifying its portfolio to include more regional projects, and rental solutions.
What is your favourite pastime?
I enjoy travelling and experiencing different countries, but I also enjoy trying new recipes, practising yoga and watching any movie or TV series with a superhero.
What is your favourite meal?
I am a foodie and every month I will attempt a new recipe, so I can’t say that there is any one particular meal that I love the most.
On Saturday nights where are you likely to be?
Either at home relaxing with my hubby or having a drink with my cousin or closest friends.
What upsets you the most?
People who tell lies and prefer to talk behind your back rather than speak to you about what is bothering them.
What is your guiding philosophy?
Work hard and enjoy life. It’s about the journey, not the destination.
If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?
I would start us on the journey of exploring more creative avenues to managing this country.