Meet the Team: Becky Hamilton

September 2019

It's time to meet one of our great Help to Buy team members. This week, we chat to Becky Hamilton about her hobbies, interests and time with Help to Buy! 

How long have you worked for Help to Buy?

I've been with Help to Buy for around a year and a half now - so I think I know a thing or two about the scheme!

What’s your favourite part of your role?

Aside from the hilarious team that I work with, I think that helping buyers is a really rewarding part of the role. It sounds a bit cheesy but we speak with a lot of buyers at different stages of their house buying journey and it's great to be able to reassure them and help ease some of the stress that comes with buying a house and feel like you've made a positive difference to that person's day. We're a friendly team and we do really care!

What do you love to do outside of work?

I enjoy a lot of creative hobbies - like sewing and candle making. I'm also studying for a Masters in English Literature at the moment, so I enjoy reading and researching for that. Also, going out for a meal is always a winner!

What’s your greatest achievement?

Probably getting a distinction in all my modules in my first year of my Masters. Or lasting an entire month without eating chocolate for charity. The latter was much tougher than the former...

What did you want to be when you were younger?

Everything! An actress, an author, a teacher, a zookeeper... the list goes on! 

What’s your go-to tune at karaoke?

Probably Total Eclispe of the Heart. I like a good power ballad. Something that lets me unleash the inner rockstar!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I was in a Samba band at high school and we toured around Austria one summer, playing impromptu concerts in the town centres with the steel pan band!

What’s your favourite animal and why?

Cats - both big and domestic. I've grown up with cats and I enjoy a good snuggle with my moustachioed kitty, Leeloo.

If you could go anywhere in the world, expenses paid, where would you go?

I'd love to go to Thailand and visit one of the elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai. They do great work with rehabilitating elephants and giving them a peaceful life outside of the tourist trade. I'd love to help with feeding them and giving them mud baths!

Any advice for buyers?

Speak to a financial adviser, particularly one who is familiar with the scheme. They will really be able to help with the figures and the affordability side of things!