Getting to know Jill Mills

11 August 2021

From Bill Bryson and Genesis to ‘Life in a paper boat’ and Scandi Noir – get to know more about Jill now…

1. In 40 words or less, describe your role at Fortus.

I’m an Accounts Senior, mainly handling the preparation of incorporated accounts, and liaising with clients on a daily basis with a whole range of queries, from new clients to those closing their company and all the rest in the middle!


2. Which of our Fortus values resonates most with you and why?

COURAGEOUS – For me, this is where knowledge and strength are gained.


3. What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Family and friends. It’s having a close relationship with other people that really matters.


4. What’s on your playlist right now?

The album ‘Life in a Paper Boat’. We were lucky enough to see Kate Rusby play at the Cambridge Folk Festival a few years ago. It’s a very calm and relaxing album.


5. What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?

Bordertown on Netflix. I love the Scandi Noir genre (often called Scandanavian or Nordic Noir). A friend recommended it and the following day I read an interview Ed Balls had given and he too mentioned it.


6. Best book you’ve ever read?

Ah a difficult one, as a member of a book club we read all genres of books. I read a lot of the Bill Bryson travel books years ago. They stand out in my memory as having laughing out loud moments and I also share a very similar sense of humour with the author.


7. If you could time warp yourself to any point in history, when would it be, who would you hang out with?

In 1987 I won tickets to see Genesis at Wembley but gave them to my sister. I’ve never been allowed to forget this by my other half. So, if I could go back in time…


8. What superpower would you want and why?

Telepathy, you could always be one step ahead.


9. What’s your biggest inspiration?

My Dad, who passed away last year. It was when writing the eulogy, I realised what a huge impact he’d had on my life.


10. What’s on your bucket list?

Travel, travel and travel. Pre-Covid we’d made holiday plans that would take us until our mid 70’s to achieve. To be able to go abroad for a couple of months at a time, with a car, tent and a map would be bliss.


11. If you could live in a foreign country, where would it be?

I wouldn’t! We’re so lucky to live on a beautiful island that has so much variety. We also have the four distinctive seasons, unlike some other countries where it’s sunshine all year round.


12. Describe your perfect day?

The day would be something that occurred naturally and not planned. With a planned day comes high expectations. They’d be days where I feel intensely happy, whether it be on the top of a mountain with a clear blue sky and a fantastic view or on a beach watching the sunset, with a ‘G & T’ and good music playing in the background.