National Apprenticeship Week: Say hello to Tom!
Feb 7, 2020
Say hello to Magda our Head of Operations in London!
She's one busy lady at Portland but we pinned her down for a quick Q&A and here's what we found out...
Using only three words, how would you describe yourself?
Passionate, determined, caring
Where were you working before Portland?
Before Portland, I was in Poland studying for my degree in Law and Administration, and after graduating I relocated to the UK where I soon started at Portland. I initially started in the small housekeeping team and at the time I never expected that one day I’d be managing the entire operational side of the business in London.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Every day is completely different, but I thoroughly enjoy problem solving and the challenges that arise. You never know what’s going to land on your desk next, you just deal with it!
What’s it like in the London office?
Everyone is full of good energy, it’s a fun place to be and the team are great!
The vibe is very different to Bristol as people are always on the go, they might be heading out the door for their next task or to meet a guest at their apartment.
What’s your favourite bit about your job?
I love working with different teams each day - it’s very rewarding and I really enjoy developing and motivating people to be better. In my role, I have an unbelievable opportunity to influence my team to be the best they can be.
What’s your favourite PB memory?
It would be unfair to pick just one as I’ve been here for such a long time and have so many amazing memories but a great moment for me was when I became Customer Service Manager! In housekeeping role, I was working really hard and progressed quickly which really helped to get me where I am today.
If you have the drive to succeed, then there is so much opportunity for growth here and I love watching that.
If you could give one business tip to progress quickly, what would it be?
Keep your standards high!
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