Ellie is communications manager for Saracen, a boutique fund manager based in Edinburgh. She has responsibility for client communications, marketing, PR and branding. Having joined in 2017, she began her career as a financial journalist and latterly worked as PR manager for The Hut Group. Ellie enjoys travelling, eating out and chasing after her two young sons.

The pitfalls of being a working mother are well documented; the guilt, the logistics, the childcare costs. Need I go on?

Fortunately, change is afoot and the ascent of flexible working, annualised or compressed hours and job sharing is beginning to make a tangible difference to the lives of those with young families.

However, throw a lengthy career break into the mix and despite all of these cultural and technological advances, returning to work post-children can feel more challenging than persuading a toddler it's time to leave the soft play area.