8 October 2019
Every now and then the team supporting LawrenceJones.co.uk like to take over to share some of the stories of behind the scenes at UKFast and beyond.
Last week, as we start to celebrate 20 years of UKFast, we shared the stories of Arlene and Sax, who spearhead the training and education at UKFast. Today’s it’s the turn of Charlotte.
Charlotte is UKFast’s Account Management Director and joined the team as a graduate ten years ago. In that time she has thrived professionally, got married and become a mum – some might call her a wonder woman!
Here’s Charlotte’s story in her own words…
A Decade-Long Journey
As I came to the end of my degree in 2009, I was hungry to get stuck into work. My family had emigrated abroad, so going home simply wasn’t an option, so I headed to Manchester.
During my time on maternity leave I felt so supported and if I’ve ever needed to shoot off early due to a poorly child then I know it’d never be a problem. Coming back to work after maternity leave has always been made so much easier due to how supportive and lovely everyone is! In fact, I even met my now-husband at work! [Charlotte and James also used Lawrence’s Bentley on their wedding day]When I arrived at UKFast I didn’t just find a job, I found a work family – a group of enthusiastic, driven and like-minded people.
UKFast has offered me a path of professional development that has been amazing but it’s offered me so much more than that. When I was in my early twenties my main ‘work-perk’ was Friday night beers with the team, but as I’ve grown up with the company, there have been so many more benefits that I’ve appreciated.
I never planned on staying at UKFast for 10 years. If you had told my 21-year-old self back then, I wouldn’t have believed it. But I’ve never had a reason to want to leave. Whenever I’ve needed a new challenge, UKFast has been able to offer it. The people I work with are fab, the company is hugely focused on family and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.