A huge congratulations to Natalie Watton who is the latest member of staff to join the Long Service Club having recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at OGL. Natalie was presented with an Amazon eVoucher and engraved glass trophy from Neil Morris on behalf of all the Directors.
Natalie looks back on the last 10 years:
“I started at OGL as a Call Scheduler working for Karen Fearnehough with just a small team of engineers. The service desk wasn’t any where near the size it is today. My role involved allocating calls to the engineers, raising RMM and all emails and quotes. I then moved into Rachel Seagrove's team and she helped me progress into a Team Leader Role and Commercial Lead Role. I currently work for Lee Jones as Commercial Lead for Business Team 2.
“I really love working in Technical; I have covered lots of aspects of the department and try to help the other teams out. I also mentor the Apprentices at OGL so I have watched a lot of them progress across the business which is great to see. Additionally, I am the First Aider in the technical building so I have carried out varied first aid in my time.
“Myself and Karen Hughes attended the West Midland Safari Park for the Worcestershire Apprenticeship 2018 awards event and we won the Large Employer of the Year award; this was a great moment for OGL (I did shout “Yes!” really loud when they announced we had won!). It was nice dressing up in evening dress to attend the event.
“I have tried to take on board all the information given to me over the years by different people at different levels and I am never afraid to try something new. The Technical department has grown so much over the 10 years and I have witnessed lots of changes over this time.
“I can honestly say I enjoy my job and working for OGL.”
Lee Jones, Natalie’s manager, congratulates her on her 10 years at OGL:
“Natalie has worked within the Technical department since before I joined OGL in a team leader position. She is well known for her cleaning skills around the office – always carrying a flash wipe – so her house must be sparkling during lockdown!
“During the last year, Nat has been a massive help to myself, acting as a point of contact for the less experienced commercial leads in my teams when I have been busy and the three of them together have a very good working relationship. This has been very important during lockdown as the support they have shown each other has ensured they and the team have been able to work from home in the same way they would from the office.
“Nat has also been looking after the apprentices for over 7 years, which is a very important role within OGL as the majority of apprentices she has looked after have all progressed within the company. A lot of this is down to her guidance and persistence to ensure they stay on track."