Posted on 28 Feb 2017
Lesley is one of Warrant Group's originals. She's worked with Managing Director Ian Jones since 1997 and this summer marks 20 years at the company. Here she shares some of her thoughts about the last two decades.
Can you describe your role and highlight what you enjoy most about it
I am a member of the chemicals export team and work with a great bunch of people. I have also worked on paper recycling exports and FAK - freight all kinds. Many of us have been here for a long time, so we know the ropes and really pull together when things get busy or people need extra support.
My day-to-day to duties include liaising with clients, managing Bills of Lading and dealing with customs entries as well as administration and invoicing. We send chemicals exports all over the world and I've built up a sound knowledge of the industry and the requirements of hazarardous cargo - there's never a dull moment!
What stands out from your last 20 years at Warrant Group?
They say time flies, and it certainly does. I started working at Warrant Group back in 1997, and vividly remember the early days with Ian Jones who later took over as Managing Director,
There have been many advances in day-to-day working practises in the last 20 years especially with increasing digitalisation. At the end of the day, we are a customer focused business and those skills are just as important today as they were when I started.
How are you planning to celebrate your 20th anniversary?
Drinks with the team would be great - a round of cakes in the office would not go amiss either! Hint hint...
Besides a successful career in global logistics, what was your dream job when you were a child?
I really wanted to be an air hostess but languages weren't my thing and I liked the idea of being a hairdresser too. I first started working for Warrant Group on a temporary basis and have been here ever since.
Name three things you can't live without.
Family, holidays and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
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