Employee Spotlight: Grace, Production

Welcome to another instalment of our employee spotlight series. This month’s spotlight is a member of our Production team, Grace. We asked Grace a series of questions to get to know her better.

How long have you worked at D&M, and what brought you here?

I have worked at D&M for 5 years in December (with a year off for maternity leave). I was friends with Becca (whom I am now covering while she’s on maternity leave), and she knew I was looking for a new job and told me to come for an interview.

What does your job entail?

My current job in production is mostly booking orders in that come through from customers. I spend a lot of time liaising with customers regarding lead times, delivery dates and other things to do with their orders. I also work with other departments to make sure jobs are on schedule for delivery and work to move our production plan around to accommodate.

What do you like most about your job?

I like that every day is very different- there’s always a range of different orders coming through with different processes to work into our production plan. I get to work with all the different departments each day so its nice to work with so many different people within different areas of the company.

What is working at D&M like?

It can be a rollercoaster sometimes 🤣 some days are stressful with a lot of work to get through and things to organise. But I work in an office with some fab people so we always have a laugh which helps get through the rougher days

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Not really sure – I don’t tend to look that far ahead! I would like to think ill have another baby by then and still enjoying work. I’ll just wait to see what life throws at me!

Grace, Production

What was your very first job?

My very first job was working in one of the pubs in Bedale – I just worked weekends whilst I was at school.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time I’m mostly spending time with my family. I have a 2 & a half year old son who is the absolute light of my life so being with him is what I always prioritise. He’s a very social boy so enjoys going out and about, meeting friends and going to the pub! We also love going away in our caravan.

Can you tell us a fun fact / fun story about yourself?

No 🤣

What, if anything, are you currently binge-watching? Or reading?

We have just finished the 2 series of ‘Kin’ on Netflix and also enjoy watching ’24 hours in Police Custody’. Our go to binge watch if we can’t find anything else though is always Benidorm – so good 🤣

When I find time to read, I always really love Colleen Hoover books.

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

I don’t have much of a ‘bucket list’ but there are a few holiday destinations that I would like to visit like Italy & my partner would love to go to Texas so maybe we’ll do that one day.

I have also just started getting back into running again (I loved running during COVID then I got pregnant!) so I could aim to do a half marathon or similar – I’d love to do it for the charity that funds and supports the NICU that my son was in when he was born.