We caught up with Tracey to find out a little bit more about the person behind the success of Thurra..
Q: How did you start your career?
A: I went for three interviews and was offered all three – a Building Society, a Merchant Bank and an Engineering Insurance Company. The Insurance Company paid £50 a year more and the rest is history!
Q: How long have you been involved in Engineering Inspections?
A: I should claim the fifth amendment as I can’t lie about my age if I admit to being in my 45th year in the industry….
Q: What was your secret to surviving lockdown?
A: As a key industry we had no let up at work, so my routine was not as impacted as the many people who were furloughed or working from home. I will admit to increasing my knowledge of a wide variety of gins during lockdown!
Q: What are you most looking forward to as restrictions ease (or have you already done it?)
A: Travel – living in Greater Manchester, we had a lengthy period of restricted travel, so staying local was the norm. I have ventured up to Northumberland and am looking forward to more trips and adventures.
Q: What advice would you give to anyone starting out in this business?
A: Be ready for a roller coaster – the variety of businesses and people we deal with requires an interesting mix of skills.
Q: Your biggest achievement to date?
A: Being part of the transformation and growth of Thurra.
Q: What is the best part of working for Thurra?
A: Team spirit.
Q: What is the vision for your team at Thurra?
A: To see the growth of the individuals within the team and indeed increase our team.
Q: Cruise or camping:
A: Camping (as long as there are ‘facilities’ close by!)
Q: Summer or Winter:
Q: Fizzy or wine:
A: A decent wine.
Q: Book or a magazine:
Q: DIY SOS or Masterchef:
A: DIY SOS – cry ever time
Q: Shoes – comfort over style or style over comfort:
A: You can do both – style and comfort!