Qianhui (or Q as she’s known at True) joined us from university. While at Oxford, she had an active role in the college’s Access and Social Backgrounds programme, as well as the charity running its art collection — a key interest.
With a background in Economics and Management, I knew that I wanted to work in a sector either retail-related or consumer-facing — but I didn’t want to be confined to one area within a large corporate retailer. The Portfolio Analyst role at True turned out to be perfect for this. I also had a really pleasant and genuinely enjoyable recruitment process with True which made me want to work here even more.
We’re like Pokémon trainers for businesses: we look for exciting businesses and then help them to grow.
I love the culture: the people are the best thing about True. I always think about how lucky I am to have been able to start my career at True with people who genuinely care about my personal and professional growth. I get annoyed by the spam emails that circulate about once every two weeks of someone pretending to be our Chairman Matt Truman, asking me to to do something, whilst I’m probably in a meeting with the *real* Matt Truman.
The Michelin Guide.
I probably have my sister, who’s seven years older than me, to thank for some of the most significant and consequential decisions that I’ve made in life. Typical sibling rivalry meant that whilst she wanted to go to Cambridge, I made the opposite (Oxford) my goal; while she pursued actual science, I went with Social Sciences and ended up studying E&M which played a massive role in my career choice. I’m not sure that I would’ve pursued my degree or university had it not been her who showed me that it was good to dream big.
Qianhui’s expertise at True:
Q has supported the Investment Team across a number of projects for the portfolio brands as well as research projects on pipeline activity.
Q has also been involved in the development of True’s charity strategy.