ABOUT ME

This is me, Kajsa Tylen, a Swedish-born pseudo-Brit living in Nottingham.

 

My profession is a Business Analyst working within the Card Payments industry - I've been doing that for a total of about 15 years now. A few years ago I took two years out and started a dog walking and training business which is still going strong.

 

I have lived a pretty international life - born in Sweden, parents moved me and my brother to Liberia in West Africa when I was 5. We lived there for 6 years, when we returned to Sweden, then moved to the UK in 1989.

I went to high school in Cheshire, and then went to college in Nottinghamshire to study to be a riding instructor. Yeah, that didn't work out quite as I had planned... After realising that working with horses were not for me, I got a temp job working as a receptionist/PA in a portacabin in the middle of a disused airfield. There I realised that I was quite good at the whole computer thing (as well as making Mr McGivern cups of tea), and when I came across a job advert by CCN (now Experian) looking for trainee programmers, I jumped at the chance. And that was that.

 

I still love to travel, and have been lucky enough to see a great deal of countries. My favourite trip was when I took my bicycle and flew to Japan, where I spent two weeks cycling around and watching the blossom. Truly spectacular!