At The Unite Group, our team is the heart of our company! So we thought we should introduce them to you. Over the next few months our blogs will allow you to get a real insight into The Unite Group, and who the people are who make our team great!
First up we introduce you to Lorraine (also affectionately known as Lozza).
Lorraine is the Office Manager here at The Unite Group and is the one you will chat to if you ever have any queries regarding your bills and finances. We recently had a chat with her…
Growing up, what did you want to be?
Growing up I always wanted to be an airhostess as I loved the idea of travelling all over the world. This never happened as I got married and had 2 daughters, yet I did move to Australia back in 2013 but only lasted a year as I realised I’m a massive homebird and missed my family & friends back home too much!
What is your role within The Unite Group team and how did you end up where you are now?
I am the Office Manager so my day-to-day includes managing our client accounts, along with the general overseeing of staff in the office as well as managing the fleet of company vehicles. My role means I am a part of the management team and work alongside the directors. Paul, our sales director, is my husband and despite 13 years working together we are yet to kill each other! I started working for the company alongside Paul and Callum back in 2009, when it first started as Unite Communications.
What does a typical day look like at The Unite Group?
Busy! But I love the buzz of the office, we’ve got a great team.
What is your most and least favourite part of the job?
My least favourite part of the job has got to be the bill run – it’s a running joke in the office everyone knows to leave me alone when I’m stressed during bill run week. However it’s all worth it seeing how much the company has grown and changed over the past 13 years!
What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has got to be coaching gymnastics up to a national standard where my teams competed at the British Championships! Both my daughters were gymnasts and I ended up becoming a coach as I was never away from the gym. I worked my way through the coaching qualifications and I am a qualified Level 3 Teamgym and Level 2 Women’s Artistic coach.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Just be you.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
I’d like to think I’d be retired and perhaps sat on a beach sipping a cocktail somewhere! 😊