Under the Spotlight - Grant
Production Manager - Maidstone
The purpose of this is for our people to get to know
you a little bit better, in a fun and relaxing way.
So let’s get right into it…
First of all, congratulations on your 15 year Work Anniversary. That’s certainly something to be very proud of and we wish you many more successful years with Sinclair & Rush. You joined Sinclair & Rush on 24 May 2007. Tell us about those early days, what were you recruited to do and who did you report to at the time?
"I started as a Machine Operator, Shane interviewed me and I worked on Lewis shift (Janet's son). I then moved over to the despatch side of the business after about 2 years, where I stayed for the next 5 years. After that I returned to the Production Department and worked my way up from Lead Hand to later Production Support Manager and then onto Production Manager, where I am currently working."
Since joining the company, your career has progressed quite steadily over the years. What do you think are the key habits that need to be developed by someone wanting to progress in their chosen career in the same way that yours has?
"I think the main thing for me is that I have always been keen to learn new things. I don’t like to become bored with the work I’m doing and by trying my hand at all the different jobs in the department – that’s what keeps me motivated – it’s not really always about the money."
Your current role as Production Manager in Maidstone isn’t always an easy one – what do you think are the biggest challenges that you face on a day-to-day basis in this job and how do you overcome them?
"Managing the people is my biggest responsibility on a day-to-day basis. I need to support them in all sorts of ways and have to ensure they they have all the resources they need in order for them to perform their jobs effectively. This can be hard at times but I enjoy the challenge and get on really well with the people I work with."
"Some of my colleagues I’ve known for more than half my life and I’ve formed close bonds with them. I am very grateful to the likes of Mark and Shane who have seen potential in me and given me the opportunities they have over the past 15 years."
What do you do to relax when you’re not at work?
"I like socialising with friends and watching football – and of course I love to spend as much time as I possibly can with my beautiful daughter, Freya."
Just a few more fun questions before I let you go…
Sunrise or Sunset? Sunrise
Summer or Winter? Summer
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
Rock or Pop? Rock
Favourite food? Pizza
Favourite drink? Coke
Favourite football team? Manchester United
Best movie ever? I don’t really have one but I am a bit of a Marvel geek
Sharon - HR Manager