After graduating from University in 1996 with a 2:1 Honours degree in Contemporary Studies, Belinda embarked on a career in Human Resources with Yorkshire Electricity. Belinda moved into the rail industry in 1998 to develop her career, taking up an HR post with Thrall Europa/Trinity Rail in York. Belinda progressed her career further by becoming Office Manager at the Holgate facility, with Network Rail later taking over the Company in 2007, where she remained until 2011.
Belinda is also a qualified Youth Worker and alongside her full-time role, spent many years working with young people in the evenings and at weekends, offering opportunities to many disadvantaged and vulnerable young people to take part in positive activities and attend residential trips away, allowing new experiences.
Belinda was a natural with the young people which influenced her decision to leave Network Rail after returning from maternity leave in 2011, to work for East Riding of Yorkshire Council as a Youth Advisor, a more specialized role to offer advice, support and guidance to young people needing support and counselling.
After restructuring within the council, Belinda made a hard decision to leave all this behind, embarking upon a new opportunity to reutilise her skills in Office Management and HR and take on a new challenge into the world of accounts, to help build a new business working alongside Jon-Paul and Lee with the birth of Connect Costs in 2014.
Following the creation of Carter Burnett in 2018, Belinda is now delighted to be able to use her extensive skills and vast experience to help the Company grow and is looking forward to new adventures ahead with Jon-Paul, Lee and the rest of the team at Carter Burnett.
Outside of work, Belinda loves spending time with her family. Her two daughters aged 12 and 8 years keep her especially busy, along with their 10-month-old Cockerpoo pup Charlie who loves going for walks! Belinda also enjoys socializing with her friends and keeping fit! She often helps out at the local youth club.