Commonwealth Games 2014

I normally get the train to Queen Street Station but this morning I arrived at Central and walked into a recruitment drive for volunteers for the Commonwealth Games. You know I signed up. 15,000 volunteers are apparently needed. Now I am no athlete and I thought the Olympic Games were going to be boring but from the start of the Olympics I was hooked. I rushed home from work switched the telly on and sat transfixed, gob smacked at the skill, tenacity, dedication and emotions of the competitors. Now in 2014 we are going to have the third largest multi sport event in the world on our very door step. The Games were first held in 1930 and 18 cities in 7 countries have hosted the event. The Commonwealth is an organisation of 54 member states working within a framework of common values including the promotion of human rights, egalitarianism and world peace. Some specialist volunteers are needed including medical staff and those with specific sports expertise but there will be plenty of general roles to be filled such as welcoming people and helping out at games venues.  What a wonderful opportunity for Glasgow. I hope I pass the interview and am able to be part of history. I might not be able to run but I can show that “Glasgow’smiles Better”

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About Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth is our Business Development Manager. She has a degree in both English Literature and Law from Glasgow University. After graduating in 1983 she served her traineeship as a solicitor in Oban. When she was admitted as a solicitor her first job was at Mitchells Roberton in 1985 so she is a well known face. She spread her wings and joined other firms along the way and had a successful law practice under her own name for some years. She returned to Mitchells Roberton in 2011 and works primarily to enhance the marketing of our firm. With her excellent links with small business and the media in the greater Glasgow area, she is well placed in the role and generates a good deal of referrals and new business. Elizabeth is a people person and naturally connects with both staff and clients. Elizabeth has two grown up children and loves walking her dog, travelling and reading literature.

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