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An interview with... Katie Mawston

Katie is Design Reality’s Executive Assistant, supporting the administrative and business needs of the directors.

  1. What do you do at Design Reality?

I moved over from Full Support Group in September 2021 as the Executive Assistant. My role is to provide administrative and business support to the directors. This can include sourcing new products, raising purchase orders, attending and recording of staff meetings, setting up new systems and generating new sales leads.

 

  1. What did you do you before working at Design Reality?

I was at Full Support Group as an Account & Sales Advisor looking after the export & distribution customers – the main aspect of my role was working closely with Mel to sell very large volumes of nitrile gloves! I joined Full Support during one of their busiest periods (Lockdown 1!). It was fast paced, and I had to learn the ropes quickly.

 

  1. What do you enjoy most about working for Design Reality?

There are so many reasons I enjoy working for DR:

  • The diversity of my role
    No day is the same and every day is a learning day!
  • The people
    All of the team have been so welcoming to me since moving up and I am really looking forward to getting to know them a lot better.
  • The area
    Even just the drive in to work is eye-opening. The views from the office looking out on to the mountains certainly beats any other job I have had.

 

  1. Describe yourself in 3 words (ish).

 Patient, happy and open-minded.

 

  1. What do you enjoy outside of work?

Anyone that’s met me will have guessed that I am a petrol-head and love modifying cars.

I also have a Patterdale Terrier called Hunter who is my world. And now that we have moved closer to the coast, I really enjoy taking him to the beach and letting him have a good run around and a dig in the sand!

 




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