Sophie joined us in November 2018 as a Bid Writer. Originally from Buckinghamshire, Sophie moved up North to Sheffield for University, and has stayed for almost a decade.

Hey there, Sophie! First question: what is your full name?

Sophie Josephine Burton

Are there any causes that you’re passionate about?

I’m a member of Good Gym! Good Gym is an organisation that combines exercise and helping the local community. The group goes running and stops off along the way to complete physical tasks, supporting community organisations and projects as well as isolated older people.

If you could be anybody for a day, who would you be and why?

At the minute, it would be Olivia Colman. She is always cool, calm and collected, and really knows what she’s doing. She’s very genuine and never comes across as fake, which I think is really important when you’re in the public eye.

If you were an animal what would you be and why?

Maybe a tiger? I think they’re pretty cool and quite majestic.

Moving on to travel: do you have a favourite holiday destination?

I recently travelled to Iceland, which was like visiting another planet! There were so many amazing aspects – the snow, the northern lights and of course the mountains, which were a bit of a key feature.

What is your favourite UK city?

I’ll have to say London. I love all the culture and arts - the theatre and all the cool museums you can visit.

Do you like cheese?

I do like cheese, yes!

Fantastic news! What is your favourite type of cheese?

Maybe a good Wensleydale with Cranberries.

Very solid choice. Now for the Pub Quiz question: can you tell us which performer has received criticism following their USA Super Bowl Half-Time show on Sunday?

I have no idea!

It was Maroon 5! Maybe next time. To finish off, could you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I was actually born in America! I moved to the UK when I was about 2 ½.

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