Bonnie James
Head of Sales Administration & Marketing Manager

Position title:
Head of Sales Administration & Marketing Manager

How many years have you worked for Compco?
I started at Compco in December 2013, so over 5 years now !

What skills and experience do you bring to your role at Compco?
I came from a management and automobile background in my previous job, so I was able to offer organisational skills, delegation and confidence to the Estimating team, where I originally started when I first came to Compco. I was able to transfer many of my skills, such as IT knowledge & team work to the administration roles that I have been involved with at Compco and assist my fellow colleagues in their tasks. Whilst being at Compco I have undoubtedly gained a wealth of skills and experience, from marketing to further management skills by running the day to day activities of a small administration team. I took up the role of being the sole Marketing Manager within Compco a year ago and in doing so, it bought its own challenges to the table, some which I have never encountered in any of my previous roles. These include meeting potential suppliers, doing portrait photography (I had only ever done landscape !), attending Marketing workshops and using social media on a professional level. I relish in learning new skills in order to be the best Marketer I can be and promote Compco in the best way possible.

What is your greatest achievement at Compco?
Completing this website ! It is the biggest task I have done within Compco and it allowed me to work towards my own goals on a day-to-day basis in order to achieve the overall goal of going live. I was proud that I managed to select a well-established local design company who went over the odds to assist in completing the website to our vision. Along with the weekly meetings and setting up timescales for achieving page completions, I also conducted the photography for the current case studies and entering all of the content on the website for our visitors to read. Even though it is a constant working progress with updating content, certificates, etc, I am proud that I am able to manage the overall project and be the go-to for updates. Who knows how it will develop over the next few months or years ? I will be adding more case studies and looking to add videos in the near future ! Watch this space !!

How have you seen the company develop during your time here?
The company has expanded in many ways over the past 5 years, from in-house training facilities to brand new departments ! Of course, in any business there will be changes of some degree but I believe that Compco is ahead of the competition by striving to keep its employees up to date with new procedures and roles they can actively progress into. Compco have just set up a new water mist department, which is going strong so far ! It’s great to see such a dynamic company push the boundaries and excel in each new aspect.

Where can you see Compco progressing to over the next 5-10 years?
With the way that Compco has progressed over the past few years, it has gone from strength to strength, so I can only see it getting bigger and more successful as the years go on. Compco have invested in many internal processes such as the Oldbury warehouse for manufacturing and training for all staff, including apprentices. There is also the constant flow of incentives for its staff, which have motivated a lot of people through positive mental health activities, thus promoting a better work-life balance and a healthy and positive work ethic. I’d like to think that Compco will continue and develop these activities over the next few years to expand even further, to be the top of its game.

Do you have a life motto?
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.

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