My 29-year career at Wincanton has seen me progress from Stock Operative all the way to my current position as a General Manager. Since joining I've had the opportunity to expand my knowledge and get involved in many things including Health and Safety, Quality, Project Management and Continuous Improvement. My career at Wincanton has included many challenging and rewarding experiences. The successful handling of the disaster recovery at Feltham after the site roof caved was particularly testing but extremely rewarding problem to solve. By working as part of team we were able to ensure all our people were safe, store service was maintained and our relationship with the customer was strengthened.
I started Wincanton over four years ago as a ESS Systems Administrator within Support Functions at our Head Office in Chippenham. I am now ESS Senior Systems Support and Project Coordinator where I am focused on the next step of my career - moving into our IT department. I recently completed our Get Ahead programme which is definitely my best achievement so far. I was picked from over 120 applicants and the knowledge I have gained will help me get to the next step in my career.
I’ve been with Wincanton for seven years, starting as a Solution Designer in Business Development on a year’s placement as part of my undergraduate degree. After graduating I re-joined in the same role at our Head Office in Chippenham, moving to Head of Grocery Development and now Head of Development for one of our key customers. When you've been heavily involved in the design of distribution facilities it's so rewarding to see them constructed and become operational. I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with the redevelopment or build of around 1 million ft² of warehouse space since joining.