Meet the Strathmore Team: our latest recruits

At the end of last year Strathmore welcomed three new recruits to our team. All three have settled into their new roles brilliantly and we’re excited that our team is growing. Let’s get to know Mary, Ragda and Sammy a little better and let them introduce themselves;

‘’Hi, I’m Mary.  I’ve only recently started working at Strathmore, Hopetoun Gate as a receptionist although for the past 15 years I’ve been working with law firms in a Legal Secretary capacity. I’m looking forward to taking on this new and exciting challenge. 


On a personal note, I’m studying horticulture with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh and trying to learn all there is to know about plants and how to design gardens – trying to learn and remember Latin names is proving to be very difficult! If I’m not studying for exams, then you are most likely to find me working in the garden or else with a book in hand.  Favourite authors are Janet Evanovich with her laugh-a-minute Stephanie Plum series about a female bounty hunter and all of her mishaps in her investigations or anything by Patricia Cornwell or Tess Gerritsen.’’




‘’Hi, I am Ragda Elhag, from Leith in Edinburgh. I’m a 23-year-old graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. I have a wide range of experience from studying BDes (Hons) Interior & Environmental Design, these include working both single handed as well as in a group. I’m passionate about design and solving spatial problems through creative concepts and ideas.


I’ve recently started working as a receptionist at Strathmore Business Centre, York Place. This new chapter begins, and I look forward to taking on this fresh and stimulating opportunity and continue to develop and expand my existing skillset.’’



‘’My name is Samantha, I am from Edinburgh but have lived in West Lothian for the last 12 years. My background is finance and accounting in which I have worked in over the last 20 years working in all sectors including Edinburgh University and most recently was freelancing with a gin and beer company which gave in-depth experience in a new start company and was invaluable to gaining knowledge in handling any CX experience issues and creating policies in line with this.


I love going to the gym, reading and spending time with my family and my two little sprogs Tia and Tullulah(my cats). 


Recently I have started with Strathmore as a part time receptionist and look forward to using my skills and being part of the team.’’



Welcome to Strathmore, we’re happy to have you all on board!