Sam Griffiths Celebrates 10 Years at OGL

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A huge congratulations to Sam Griffiths who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at OGL.

Sam looks back over the past 10 years:

“I can’t believe I have been at OGL for 10 years, the time has flown by.

“I started at OGL as an Administrator in the New Business Team working for Lee Reece, having previously worked as a Legal Secretary.  I had my interview with Jan Walsh and remember being very nervous as it was the first interview I had attended in over 10 years.  I was so grateful for the opportunity to try a new career in sales, having only ever worked in a legal environment.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time in New Business, and I will never forget my first experience of Alex Barnett’s dance moves!    

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“Having worked in New Business for about 6 years, I then moved over to Software and have been working for Claire Jones and the Account Management team ever since.

“My role as an Administrator has progressed since initially moving to Software, with my focus being more on contracts and figures, as well as still dipping in and out with the support of our Account Managers, James Shelley, Matthew Meredith and Carl Hillier.   

“I love working in our Software Team, it is a buzzing environment and my work colleagues are a wonderful bunch of people to work with. 

“OGL is always moving forward with technology and there have been numerous changes and developments whilst I have been working here.

“My biggest achievements working at OGL are winning an ‘Above and Beyond Award’ at the second OGL Awards Ceremony and also winning Employee of the Quarter at the beginning of this year.”

Pictured above with colleague, Jemma Jenkins

Claire Jones, Sam’s manager commented:

“Sam is an extremely valued and well-respected member of our Software family. She has the very responsible job of managing all our Software figures and contracts and takes great pride in her work and achieving the results we all strive for.  We all rely on Sam to provide us with the most up to date information and although she would hate to be in ‘sales’ she’s one of the toughest negotiators I know! Who can say no to her?!

“Sam is always bubbly and her cheeky giggle makes sure we all enjoy our time in the office, but when she has her head phones in everyone knows she means business and woe betide if you interrupt her whilst she’s month ending! 

“Never one to turn down an invitation to a gathering, Sam is a social butterfly with a fabulous wardrobe to suit any occasion; we did some lockdown quizzes last year to get to know each other a little better and found out that as well as being partial to a peach bellini cocktail, Sam is an Imelda Marcos in disguise and could wear a different pair of shoes for 6 whole months of the year! Lucky for me we’re the same size!

“I would like to congratulate Sam on her 10 years’ service within OGL and thank her for all her hard work, dedication, and professionalism; for every challenge and role she has undertaken she never gives less than 100% and we couldn’t run as efficiently without her.  She is not only a member of staff but a very lovely friend to everyone and we’re very blessed to have her in our team, and now she’s brought in her sister, Sally, to join the Delivery team, those cheeky cackles are in stereo!”