4 new additions to the Absolute team in the first half of 2017!
Here at Absolute we have been experiencing a significant period of growth over the last few years. With some big client wins in recent months it was important for us to invest in bringing the right people in to fill our available roles to help us maintain the high standards that we set ourselves as the number of ongoing projects increases.
We spoke with our Managing Director, Phil Brown, to see what the future holds at Absolute for our new recruits:
“We understand that we are only as good as the people that work for us and that’s why we invest in our team. Offering flexible working, great offices and competitive financial packages. The new additions to the team include creative talent and operational skills, which will help us continue to grow and continue to offer our clients the best service and design.
We gathered up our new recruits and asked them to give us a bit of insight into their lives and what they had done before joining the Absolute team.
Tom Hare, 35, from Ripon brings 15 years’ experience in shop, exhibition and museum fitting to the table in his new role as one of our Project Managers. Having traveled the world with his previous job, Tom, who recently became a father, wanted a new challenge and one that was much closer to home.
Tom said: “I’m looking forward to working as part of the growing team here at Absolute. We’re a rapidly expanding company with exciting projects to work on and a great environment to work in.”
Linzi Oldfield, 43, from Harrogate joins the team in the role of Sales Administrator. Linzi’s career spans 15 years and includes time as an award-winning illustrator and also business owner. Linzi has won social media and online awards including the SBS award (Theo Paphitus Small Business Sunday Award).
We asked Linzi why she wanted to become part of our team and she said: "I'm keen to work within a creative environment and use my love and experience of interiors and design."
Furniture Project Manager
Before joining our team, Sharron Wormald, 31, from Otley ran her own small business – Bessies Cottage – refurbishing vintage furniture. She also has many years’ experience in administrative roles with companies such as Farnell Landrover. Sharron fills the role of Furniture Project Manager within our team.
Sharron said: “ I’ve always had a strong interest and passion for design and interiors and that’s why this role seemed perfect for me as it brings together my passion and also my administrative skills and experience.”
Ian Burgess, 37, from Harrogate is the fourth new team member joining our team as Design Director.
Ian has joined the team from HOK London and his career highlights include being the only person in the UK to beselected to be an inaugural fellow of the Steelcase Workplaces Research Programme.