Clearview National March 2018 - Issue 196 - Page 50

PROUD SPONSOR OF ALL DOORS ALLDOORS Lessons from Mum and Dad Especially for our All Doors feature, we thought we’d turn an extra spotlight on a personality from the door industry. Here, Jayne Sullivan from DOORCO talks about the importance of investing in IT - and why her mum and dad are her favourite role models. NAME/JOB TITLE: Jayne Sullivan, Operations Director. WHEN DID YOU JOIN (OR START) THE COMPANY? January 2015. DESCRIBE YOUR WORKING DAY Up at 6am, sort breakfast for the kids, household chores, usually split the school run between Dan or I which involves over one hour trip through the Cheshire Countryside, usually get into the office for just before 9am on school run days, or 7.30am if not. Call via Costa for caffeine fix of the day and then crack on with checking emails, informal meetings and then get on to key items on my to-do list. I generally only work Mondays- Thursday so get to have Fridays off. WHAT IS YOUR WORKSPACE LIKE? I try to keep it reasonably organised, but depends on how much other people leave on it for me to review! FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU GET TO YOUR DESK? Clear up any outstanding items left over from prior day, check the bank for payments and then emails. 50 » M AR 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M WHAT WEBSITES HELP YOU? On a personal level The Body Coach – helps keeps me honest and motivated to stay fit! I regularly check BBC News and /or twitter to quickly keep up to date on what's going on in the world. 'I believe passionately that IT will help us improve all areas of our business' MOST USEFUL BUSINESS TOOL? We Transfer – essential for me to help when doing marketing and image work. BEST BUSINESS DECISION IN YOUR CURRENT ROLE? To make a conscious decision to invest heavily in IT and Technology. We are still early in our journey but I believe passionately that IT will help us improve all areas of our business and help drive future growth. FAVOURITE ROLE MODELS AND WHY? My Mum and Dad - sounds cliché but it's true. My mum is strong, wise, practical, offers sound advice, incredibly stylish, confident and totally selfless. She is the glue that holds the family together. My Dad is different again - driven, energetic, positive, funny, shrewd, good coach and incredibly caring. They are both happily married after over 50 years together and have taught me above all, the importance of give and take in a relationship. HOW DO YOU UNWIND? On a weekday, there is nothing like a good dose of fractions or algebra homework to switch me out of work mode as I try and support the kids as much as my skills permit! On a more relaxing note, I try to go to the gym a couple of times a week (helped currently by my daughter joining me for moral support), but truthfully I love nothing better than either Friday night in front of the fire or Sunday afternoon lunch out with the family and a couple of glasses of wine …