A Psychology graduate and primary school teacher by trade, my career took a turn towards logistics and transport after 5 and a half years in EDI, before moving to NOVUS as Operations Manager. NOVUS, part of the CILT family, aims to provide the UK’s leading graduate alumni for supply chain professionals, working with leading companies and the University of Huddersfield and Aston University to create work-ready graduates for management roles.
Working with the students and seeing them become the next generation of supply chain professionals is, without doubt, the most rewarding part of the job!
The quiet half an hour between 8am and 8:30am! I also like any opportunity to see logistics in action – site visits, for example!
In Psychology-speak, I am an “externally referenced” person – I value a “well done” from others! I am proud to have supported change in current and previous roles and to have been nominated for and achieved a variety of awards, including runner up for the Women in Logistics Newcomer of the Year award in 2014.
In the words of Dory, from “Finding Nemo”: “just keep swimming!”
I have always looked up to my Mum – she has, and always will be, the best role model a girl could wish for!
Worry less about what people think – easy to say and hard to do, but good advice nonetheless!
Make time for your friends – don’t underestimate the power of a quick text, email or call and make sure you have time in your schedule to do that!
I have a busy work life – which is exactly how I like it – but also an active social life. I dance, play badminton and swim regularly and like nothing more than to chill out with a little “Holby City” every now and again!