Q & A with Clare Chesterman

Name: Clare Chesterman

Position: Head Office Administrator

Location: UK

Contact: clare.chesterman@injectionalloys.com

Team: Lauren Jackson (Finance Assistant)

Q. How long have you worked for Injection Alloys?
A. I have been working for the company since April 23rd 2012.

Q. What is your Injection Alloys Story? (Experience within the business, where you came from to where you are now.)
A. I am PA to Chris Jackson, the CEO; this is a varied and enjoyable job. I like to think I have learnt a lot in a short space of time. I like being in this fast paced business environment with lots going on. It is challenging at times but also rewarding.

Q. What are your main responsibilities with Injection Alloys?
A. Organisation of the team, Co coordinating events, supporting other business units, planning for improvements and overseeing my apprentice.

Q. What skills are important to you when working?
A. Communication, organisation, reflection & tact.

Q. What opportunities do you have at Injection Alloys, such as training or learning new skills?
A. Hopefully, I will progress within the company and expand my skill set along the way. I’d like to train more on the accounts side of things as here I feel I could improve the most in myself – and also benefit the company at the same time. I am keen to learn, so development in any area of the business would be good.

Q. Is there any particular reason you joined the company, such as a background in the industry?
A. I was completely new to the steel industry but have picked concepts and terminology up quick I like to think!

Q. How important is the teamwork aspect in your job?
A. As individuals we can work as hard as we like but it means nothing if we are going it alone. Hard work and determination by everyone is what will see us though, encourage growth and make us a stronger company. Therefore teamwork is vital!

Q. What is your favourite thing about working for Injection Alloys?
A. I like the multi cultured aspect, so many different cultures and backgrounds working together as one is inspiring!

Q. What are your interests/hobbies?
A. I like to take my pug for long walks in the forest, see my friends, travel as much as possible and interior design has always been an interest.

Q. Favourite Inspirational quote?
A. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” Audrey Hepburn