I started my working life as a lifeguard and swimming teacher in Worcestershire. I then moved and started working for the BBC at their exclusive private hotel and conference complex, within the Sales, Portering and Reception teams.
From here, I moved close to London and worked for the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club, where I had the opportunity to come face to face and liaised with high profile and famous people.
My next move took me into London working for Whitbread. In the ten years at Whitbread PLC, I was promoted through the business and I successfully handled numerous management and operational roles, in addition to assisting the ‘New Opening Team’ with acquisitions nationwide. My final three years focused on HR Management specalising in operations, paralegal & corporate transformation programs of the London based businesses covering almost 3,000 employees.
I joined Compass Group UK and Ireland in April 2009 through an agency, covering holiday on the support line at the Birmingham Office, were I provided support to the business teams across numerous sectors and locations, including visiting Compass Hong Kong. I leave the support function as an ER Specialist having provided management and executive teams with recommendations on company policy, procedure and current legislation, to ensure the interests of the employee and employer are maintained.
I have missed working operationally and look forward to collaboratively working with all the teams across the Jaguar Land Rover contract in the coming months to ensure that the transition to Compass Group is a smooth one by being on hand to provide support! Whilst there will be lots to do, I have a pragmatic approach and want to develop and retain talent from within JLR, whilst supporting with the transformation and change. I am excited about the implementation of our reward and recognition schemes and look forward to recognising YOU soon…