At Pym & Wildsmith, we have a great team of people, who are really passionate about delivering the best service for our customers. Today’s Q&A is with Emma Darby, in our Planning department.
What’s your role at Pym & Wildsmith?
My planning consists of making sure that the customer’s requirements are met but also making sure it is achievable.
What does a typical day look like?
I plan for each department and each shift every day. The team leaders liaise with me if they believe there is going to be any problems. I report to the Operations Manager directly and we work as a team in making decisions so that no one person carries all the responsibility on their shoulders.
I juggle working in the office with walking around site. Plus, I work with all the departments on site.
How long have you worked here Emma?
I joined in April 2016, starting in the booking in office, then transport co-ordinator, now planner.
What do you enjoy the most about your job?
I enjoy the variety and fast pace of each day, the time flies by.
How does it affect you, working for an Employee Owned company?
I appreciate that as an Employee Owned company, we are now responsible for the company and what we would like to achieve going forward collectively. I am proud of what we do and produce every single day with the small amount of people we have and the challenges to overcome.
What are the values that drive you?
- Honesty. I expect my colleagues to be honest with me also.
- Admitting if I’m wrong, everyone has their own short-comings.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I enjoy going to football, the theatre & cinema. I also try to keep fit & healthy.
My husband and I are on a personal mission to visit all 92 Premier League and English Football League grounds.
I think my first ground was Derby County. I may have done approximately 25 grounds now, so still a way to go, my husband has done approx. 40. He is a season ticket holder at both Burton Albion (local) and West Ham United (his first love)
I secretly support Ipswich Town, which goes back to my childhood when I thought the striker Paul Mariner was the greatest thing since sliced bread and had his poster on my bedroom wall.
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