Tell us about your role at Thomson.
I lead the central Business Operations team and have ownership of all ecology resourcing, HSQE, facilities, staff training and in-house IT project delivery. I focus on improving business systems and increasing their efficiency and functionality. I also chair our Innovation Team and oversee internal communications such as our intranet and company wide meetings.
Why do you like working at Thomson?
The people are not only brilliant to work with but also dedicated and specialised in their given area. We work well as one to support each other day to day and you can genuinely see how your work is driving towards our vision. There is also great support for developing a career and getting experience in a variety of areas.
How long have you worked for Thomson?
Nearly ten years.
What does a typical day at work look like?
Always starts with checking in on the team and how they are followed by a cup of tea. I then check to see if there are any urgent matters that need immediate attention and work with the team to sort these first. Following this I will often have a few meetings spaced out where I support my team and collaborate with others to drive positive changes forward and improve how we do things.
In between these meetings I will be working on a number of innovation or system improvement projects which can range from streamlining our health and safety processes to how machine learning, drone technology can improve what we do and the services we offer. Given that my role requires working with the whole business, a proportion of my day is also being reactive to any issues people have and to assist as necessary.
Where did you study?
University of Plymouth
What made you choose this career path?
My experience and passion is within the environmental sector but I also love working with others and solving problems and this is the perfect blend.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Being in the mountains, photography and the lesser known sport of tchoukball.