Sheila joined the Family owned Bettys & Taylors Group (the Yorkshire based tea and coffee manufacturers, and Café Tearooms) in 2001 and retired from the business in March 2019 having undertaken the roles of Group Finance & Payroll Manager, and Assistant Company Secretary from 2011. In January 2020 she accepted the role of Independent Member of the Constitution Committee, which is a trusted body of both the Family and the Business, where the majority of members are non-Family.
Prior to working at Bettys & Taylors, Sheila worked mainly in finance roles in banking, a pharmaceutical company and the leisure industry.
Sheila lives just outside Harrogate and has two grown-up children (one who currently lives and works in Portugal) and four grandchildren. Since retiring from her full-time role at Bettys & Taylors, she and her husband have spent some time touring Europe, and in particular France, where she once worked in Paris for a period of time.