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Who are you? 

I’m Becky and I’m a Senior Secretary here at Lockhart Garratt.  I’ve been with the company for four years now and have worked with various business units and support staff throughout that time.

 

What do you do? 

My main responsibilities are to support the Minerals and Waste business unit, alongside our ever growing Ecology team based in Chipping Norton.  I also dedicate time to various business projects, such as our IT systems review group and leading our Time to Change Campaign.

 

What project have you found particularly interesting to be involved with?

In January 2017,  I approached the Board and asked if they would consider joining the Time to Change Campaign, in order to change the way we all think and act about mental health as a company.  Time to Change is founded by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.  By working alongside these charities, we have been able to produce an approved plan of action to improve the way we approach, support and raise awareness about mental health.  Our Board are fully committed to this plan and after months of work, we were all incredibly proud to be able to officially sign the Time to Change Employer’s Pledge on the 20th November.  That day was an incredible moment for me, as I felt truly inspired to be part of organisation which shows their dedication to ending mental health stigma.  Over the next year, I’ll be working closely with our internal team to implement more awareness events, training days and engaging activities to ensure our staff are informed and feel able to access support should they need it.

 

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What has been your favourite Lockhart Garratt moment to date?

Over the past four years there have been endless moments that I’m very fond of,  but my favourite would have to be our company trip to Wales.  With a whole gang of us taking a road trip by mini-bus, sharing a wonderful big house and eating takeaway together, was the best way to get to know each other properly.  The best part of the trip was going to ‘Bounce Below’, where a series of trampolines, ladders and slides have be hoisted up inside a phenomenal cave system. I’m not too good with heights, but bouncing around, falling down and struggling to get up, was so much fun! My poor balance and constant stumbling made for great entertainment for the others and left me both exhilarated and exhausted! The whole trip was such a lot of fun, getting to know colleagues and their families was a delight and something I am super keen to sign up for again.

 

 

What are your interests and hobbies?

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Outside of work I’m a radio DJ for Corby Radio (96.3fm). I’m passionate about broadcasting and journalism, so I really enjoy connecting to the community and brightening up someone’s evening each weekend.  I also love to learn about other cultures, my enthusiasm for this drove me to travel across Nepal this October.  It was incredible to see the Himalayas, enjoy local dishes, such as Momos; chant with Buddhist monks and take in the incredible sights of Mt Everest by air. The highlight of the trip for me was paragliding, something I never imagined doing, but soaring above the Pokhara valley, flying side by side the eagles was unforgettable.  Nepal is a beautiful place and I urge anyone and everyone to visit (you will not regret it!).

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