I thought it was about time I profiled one of our newer members of staff, and what better place to start than with Lucy Miller who has recently joined the Sheridan Lifts family working on our busy reception desk.
Bringing personality and a dash of glamour to our front desk, Lucy and Amanda make up the ideal dream team and we are delighted to hear how well she is settling in, under the guidance of Amanda and the wider team here.
I sat down with Lucy and she filled me in on life at Sheridans, her dog Bella and her hopes for 2021…
Lucy, tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been working at Sheridans?
So I’m 23 years old, born and grew up in Tameside, if anyone knows me.. they know my favourite thing is my little baby doggy. Shes called Bella and is a cross between a French Bulldog and a Pug. She’s my little bundle of happiness. Here am I pictured with her 🙂
My favourite food is Chinese food – cant go wrong with some salt and pepper or sweet and sour! Also, for a girl who can’t sing, I absolutely love to blast music no matter what time of day it is.. half 7 in the morning I have my music blasting through the speakers of my car, puts me in a great positive mood for the busy day ahead! I also love watching films, ever since studying Level 3 Media Production in college I’ve always loved watching films, especially Thrillers! I also have one older sister, and 1 beautiful 3 year old niece called Lily and a gorgeous little baby nephew named Ronnie who I love with all my heart.
Tell us a bit about the day to days of the job?
So with working on reception, my colleague Amanda and I are in charge of all the incoming calls; which can be from someone wanting to book an engineer out to fix/service a lift, the wide mix of new enquiries that may come in which get passed through to the sales team, a trapped passenger who needs immediate attention, or just someone wanting to liaise with a department. I also book all the meetings in for our Directors and Managers. Besides that, I feel like I also work in Costa Coffee with the amount of brews I make for the staff haha!
Tell us a little about previous employment?
I’ve been working since I left school, my first proper job was working at McDonalds for a year during college, and since then I’ve been doing retail and mainly administrative work. I’ve actually been doing temporary work for many different agencies for the last 4 years. One Friday morning in October 2020 I put on LinkedIn that I was looking for work and luckily Dan the man got in touch with me saying there is a receptionist role available, I did the interview and got the job! I was so happy as I got a really good feel of the company when I first arrived. Not to be biased, but this truly is the best job I’ve ever had!
What would you say is your biggest strength / greatest achievement?
I would probably say my greatest achievement(s) is competing in all the triathlons and swimming galas when I was younger. I started competing from when I was 8 years old but I did start swimming from the age of 4 and it became my passion. My dad took me and my older sister. I swam for my local team Ashton-Under-Lyne and competed all over the country. I then joined a running club at East Cheshire Harriers and also joined a shooting club, then did many many triathlons. I used to train around 4-5 times a week, so I was very fit as a child. Was also quite mad shooting a gun at such a young age haha! The most embarrassing moment was when I dived off the diving board and my swimming goggles came off, I started to have a panic attack and had to stop in the middle of the race to sort myself out haha, wasn’t the most proudest moment I’ve had. But from my upbringing and childhood, you could say I’m very competitive when I want to be.
What’s the best thing about your job and your biggest challenge?
The best thing about my job is honestly just working for such an amazing company, you really can feel the “family” atmosphere in here as everyone gets along with everyone! There isn’t one single day that goes by that I don’t laugh. The biggest challenge I had here was probably “fitting in”. I was apprehensive at first, which I think is normal anyway wherever you start, but I soon settled in within a week of being here, everyone made me feel so welcome and were so helpful
What are your hopes for the rest of the year and at are you hoping to achieve?
From a works perspective, I’d like to say I hope I’m continuing my career at Sheridans and developing and improving my skills and knowledge as I’m still finding my feet in some aspects of the lift industry, learning new things every day, getting there slowly but surely!
Personally speaking, like everyone else.. I’m hoping we can all return to a bit more of a normal life again, because I bet I’m not the only one who’s eager to get into a beer garden in the sunshine with a cold beer!
Definitely not wrong there, Lucy!
Thanks very much to Lucy for being my latest subject and do check back soon for the next one!