You may think that there is just one Ashworth around here, but you are surely mistaken. Like a lot of stuff in history, great things come in pairs – think of all the famous duos out there: Batman and Robin, Snoopy and Charlie… Isaac and Eve Ashworth. We introduced Isaac a few weeks ago, but now we think it’s time you met the other half of the team, Eve.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Eve: The two jobs that topped my list was being an air pilot in the Royal Air Force (slightly influenced by Top Gun and the hopes of riding on the back of Tom Cruise’s motorbike) and an airline hostess. Neither career was pursued or achieved.
What do you miss the most about England?
Eve: My big brother Jared.
What was the hardest part about starting your own business?
Eve: Have you seen that commercial about the many companies that began from a garage? Well that was Ashworth except we began in our basement and then moved to the garage. Noise control was the hardest part. There were times when the babysitter would start vacuuming upstairs or the baby would start crying. I was typically on the phone with the biggest client of the moment right at that very second.
What is your worst habit that you wish you could break?
Eve: Biting my finger nails. I am determined to break this habit though and have been brushing Mavala (a disgusting Swiss nail varnish that tastes vile) on my finger nails. I’ve not bit a finger nail for over 3 weeks!
What is the most rewarding part of your involvement with Ashworth?
Eve: When we present concepts to our clients as a team. I walk away so proud that I work with such a hip, super talented and creative-to-the-core crowd.
How do you spend your free time?
Eve: Reading James and the Giant Peach to the boys. I usually fall to sleep half way through a chapter.
What was the last good book you read?
Eve: Apart from The Sisters Grimm Book 1 (the last book I read to my 3 little chaps), The Bucolic Plague. I am dying to visit the Beekman Boys Farm in Sharon Springs, NY.
If you could have dinner with one celebrity, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Eve: Good question, David Attenborough. That would be absolutely amazing! Dinner with David – what an incredible man! We would chat about the most spectacular things he has ever seen and I would love learning more about this crazy beautiful planet that I live on.
What is something not many people know about you, but you’d like them to know?
Eve: I never pay full price for anything and I drive around in a car that has over 190,000 miles on it. I hate spending money unnecessarily.
Who is your hero?
Eve: Isaac- he works all hours, plays countless hours of football (soccer) with his sons, is an incredible Dad, cleans the house and always knows when I need a hot date. What more could a girl want?