Our office is an incredibly busy place, so it won’t come as any surprised that there’s always piles upon piles of admin to wade through! While the majority of our team are dab hands at keeping admin organised, there are only so many hours in the day!
With this in mind, we decided to take on an Admin Assistant to keep our business running smoothly. Karen was our first choice by a long shot and we knew as soon as she started that it had been the perfect choice for our business.
To find out a bit more about Karen and her role, we sat down for a chat:
An Interview with Karen
What is your work history?
I started in accounts and then moved to sales, which I did for 22 years before leaving to have my son. Now my son is older, I decided it was time for a change after my career break and joined The Edwards Company as an admin assistant.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love working with my wonderful work colleagues – they’ve made me enjoy work again after my break.
In terms of my role specifically, I love the paperwork side of things but also enjoy the variation in admin.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
From a young age, I’d always had my heart set on being a police officer. I even went as far as to do my work experience with the police force, where I was told I would make an excellent police officer (I think because I enjoy being nosey!). Unfortunately, I didn’t meet the height restrictions that were in place at the time – I was gutted!
Favourite hot drink to have while working?
Coffee – love my coffee!
What is your specialist service at The Edwards Company?
How would you describe The Edwards Company office atmosphere?
There’s a happy energy about the place and a real sense of belonging.
Which team member would you most like to swap jobs with for the day?
Louisa (our Digital Marketing Assistant) – she’s always so engaged with what she’s doing and never lets the day drift away from her. I’d love to know what’s going on in her head while she’s typing away!
Three words to describe your role:
Challenging, methodical, organised.
Chatting to Kaz is always a joy so we loved getting to sit down with her to chat about her role at The Edwards Company. To find out more about our other team members, please visit the Meet the Team page on our website – you might discover something you weren’t expecting!