New starters Edwina and Wendy

New starters Edwina and Wendy

A warm welcome to two of our new office starters, Edwina Hughes and Wendy Bartlett who joined the team recently. Here's what they had to say about their new roles:

Edwina Hughes

What does your new role involve in the company? 

Calculating, Processing and paying Wages, Salaries, Holidays, Pensions, Health Shield and associated paperwork.

How have you found your first few weeks with the company?

Its been extremely busy having to learn 3 new computer systems and process Year End changes, but I am really enjoying it.

What's one thing that surprised you about the company?

How the company has evolved over the years and especially in terms of the technology that is used.

What's one thing people don't know about you?

That I went on a five-week development exchange to Kenya with Young Farmers and I am now President of Tadcaster and Wetherby Young Farmers Club.

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

Getting my hand's dirty helping on our family farm.

Favourite band?  

 I don't really have one, I love all kinds of music.

Wendy Bartlett

What does your new role involve at Johnsons?
I put prices offered by our suppliers onto a spreadsheet to help the Plant Purchaser make buying decisions.   When the decision has been made I then do the purchase orders on the system and send them out.

Where did you work previously, and what did you do?
I worked at the Alzheimer’s Society as a member of the Training & Consultancy Team, arranging dementia awareness training sessions for care homes, local authorities and companies.  Before that I was a fundraiser for a Police charity in Harrogate.

Anything interesting, you have learnt that you didn’t know before?
Just how many different plants there are out there!  I can’t imagine how long I’d have to work here to know what some of my colleagues do!

What have you enjoyed most about your first month here?
Getting an insight into a whole new fascinating world – it’s a nice industry to work in and a great company.

Favourite season?
Autumn when it’s not raining (!) and Spring when everything turns green.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I was in the Guinness Book of Records back in the ’80s when I was a student.


Posted 21st Oct 11:55am