Stephanie Douglas – Exploring the hearts and minds of the individuals in Team GT3!

Describe a typical GT3 working day in the life of Steph.

Being relatively new to the business I’m still learning a lot each day and every week brings new challenges and working experiences – no two days are the same ! I participate in a range of business support functions, from travel arrangements to document control on project drawings, H&S and training. There’s still more to add so watch this space… 

What routes has your career path taken you on?

I trained as a Visual Merchandiser when I first left University – I have a love of fashion, colours, and fabrics. I then took a huge change in direction when an opportunity to work for a Pharma company in quality and document control came up. This role continued, and my experience grew, working in Oil and Gas and most recently Construction.  After relocating back up North my role took me into office management, and ultimately back into quality and compliance. Now my role at GT3 has offered me the opportunity to get back and use my knowledge and skills whilst also exploring new opportunities and skillsets.

How would you describe the culture of GT3?

The culture from day one has been very friendly and energetic; the studio is a diverse and entertaining environment! There’s always help at hand from any member of staff which promotes a real ‘feel good’ environment to work in.

What trends or interests do you feel most passionately about? 

Shoes (closely followed by handbags). From being young I’ve always had a small obsession! I also really enjoy interior design, which has been a big perk to working at GT3. I love looking in magazines and exploring different environments on by travels – both are inspiring, and it’s a different take on bringing your holiday home back with you!  Although now with a toddler we seem to have rehomed sticks and stones from most of the North East’s parks and beaches… not quite what I had in mind for our new home…

What do you love the most about your job?

The variety. The role and team at GT3.

What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work?

Enjoying time with family and friends, experiencing new places to eat, and trying to create new dishes at home – that never quite turn out the same.

Being outdoors – whether that be walking, cycling along the Wagonways, or building sandcastles on the beach outdoors is definitely a happy place.

I would have said travel but unfortunately, there has not been too much of that in recent years. Here’s to planning and doing a lot more!

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