Area Sales Manager - Spaciotempo
I am a firm believer that nothing should be a barrier to achieving your goals – whether it be gender, age, race, ethnicity or anything else!
My professional life has always aired towards what were traditionally seen as ‘male roles’, dating back to when I enlisted in the Armed Forces after leaving school at the age of 16.
I relished my time in the forces and grabbed every opportunity with both hands. I served for 12 years and took on roles ranging from telecommunications officer to missile operator. I also worked as a detention officer and intelligence officer in Northern Ireland which were challenging posts but also immensely fulfilling!
Since leaving the Army, I moved into the construction industry where I have built a successful career spanning 12 years.
I initially worked as an Area Sales Manager for Elliott Hire – a temporary accommodation company – and have worked for the UK’s leading temporary building specialist Spaciotempo for the past five years.
While working hard to create a professional life that I could be proud of, my personal life has also flourished. I have been happily married for 20 years and have found my other vocation as a mother of two boys, now aged 18 and 19. In the midst of all of this, I relocated from the Midlands to Scotland 17 years ago – there has been a lot going on!
I have established a successful Women’s Institute in Motherwell and am a keen advocate of women’s rights, actively campaigning for equal pay and for women to push the boundaries and exceed their own expectations in whatever field they chose. I am looking forward to building on the foundations I have already laid by working as an Ambassador for Women in Construction.
“Breaking down barriers in all parts of life, whether they are social, financial or professional, is essential to creating a happy, healthy and productive society. As women, our contributions are vital not only to the success of the companies that we work for but for the wider business world and, as a result, the country. Every person, whatever their gender, race, sexuality or ethnicity, has qualities that can help to enrich a company and as women we need to fly our own flag and show what we can do. Striving to achieve equality isn’t about trying to take control, it is about working together to achieve the best possible outcome for everyone. Taking steps towards a more equal work environment will benefit all of us and it us up to everyone to drive that ethos forward.”