Getting to know Tracey – our Commercial Operations Director

Tracey Dodd is the Commercial Operations Director for Thurra and is responsible for the overall smooth running of the business, the team members, operations and procedures. Tracey has been with the business for over 24 years and has seen the business evolve through many changes over the years.

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.

Quick fire questions:

Q: Cruise or camping:
A: Camping (as long as there are ‘facilities’ close by!)

Q: Summer or Winter:
A: Summer

Q: Fizzy or wine:
A: A decent wine.

Q: Book or a magazine:
A: Book

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!

Comments (01)

  • Malcolm Charnock

    July 21, 2021 / 12 months ago

    A credit to the profession this lady has never failed to meet the needs and requirements we have asked of Thurra supported as she is by a truly excellent team It is great to read such a positive profile.

    Very best regards

    Malcolm Charnock

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