A huge congratulations to Gary Haynes who recently celebrated his 15th anniversary at OGL.
Gary looks back over the past 15 years:
“I started my time at OGL as a Management Accountant. Having worked for several years as an auditor, while completing my professional exams, I was getting frustrated with working with each client for just a few weeks each year. Moving to a management accountant role appealed to me and I felt it would give me more opportunity to get to understand a business and develop my skills.
“I can’t believe that was 15 years ago, time really does fly. The changes and growth in OGL over this time have been exciting and I am proud to have been involved and contributed towards the success during this period, while progressing to my current role as Head of Finance.”
Gary’s manager, Ashok Patel, commented:
“When I first met Gary, he was just a young lad who was so very quiet and nervous, but you could see he had a real willingness to learn and desire to develop his career. He was, and still is, one of the most respectful people I have ever met and this, combined with his laid back and unflappable character has held in him good stead in the complex world of finance.
Having joined as a Management Accountant, Gary went on to become Finance Manager, and then more recently to Head of Finance. Throughout his 15 years in the business, he has consistently delivered an exceptionally high standard of work and his attention to detail and unwavering dedication is recognised and very much appreciated by all the Directors, and his peers.
Gary and I work closely together to manage the financial performance of the entire OGL Group which is a very demanding role. To do this, Gary has developed a deep understanding of both the financial aspects as well as the wider business and he brings all these elements together to ensure the business’ finances are always in good order.
Gary is a real asset to the Company and someone who I can rely on 100%. He has never let me down and I have no doubt that he will continue to contribute to the ongoing success of OGL over the next 15 years! The Finance team is growing, alongside the rest of the business, and Gary is a great example to the new staff joining us that you can achieve great things with hard work and dedication. Thank you Gary for all your hard work over the past 15 years!”