Rossington Main FC scores centenary shirt sponsorship
Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire has been announced as the new shirt sponsor for Doncaster club, Rossington Main FC, as part of its centenary year celebrations.
The homebuilder and Rossington Main FC share an ongoing partnership, which saw the club receive funding for the refurbishment of its dressing rooms and new training kits for the academy team last year.
Carl Stokes, Chairman at Rossington Main FC, comments: “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Taylor Wimpey. It’s even better that the latest donation is just in time for the new season, which started this month, and the club’s centennial year!”
International Women’s Day – An interview with Esther Norton, Holly Hill Site Manager
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March we spoke to Holly Hill site manager, Esther Norton, on her career at Taylor Wimpey and the best advice she’s ever received as a professional.
What do you enjoy most about the job?
Where do I start? I like that there is such a variety in what a site manager does every day and because of this, no two days are ever the same. It’s a challenging role and it keeps me on my toes but the good always outweighs the stress. My two absolute favourite parts of the job are:
1) The day you hand over the keys to a customer - the joy on their faces as they get to open their door and invite you into their new home is priceless.
2) The pride I feel when I drive past old developments and they are now full of life and activity - you know that you played a major part in bringing that together.
How did you get into the industry?
I was very lucky when I came for the interview as an assistant site manager six years ago. You can break site management down into three main sections in my opinion: health & safety, customer care and site.
I had my NEBOSH qualification and had come from a very strong customer care background. The managers that interviewed me at the time saw that I had transferrable skills and a ‘can do’ attitude. Luckily for me they believed they could teach me the construction side, so they hired me. I’m so glad their decision paid off as I ended up with the career of my dreams.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
No question is a stupid question… although I think I have pushed the boundaries on this a few times. I’m six years into my career and I still ask hundreds of questions. No one can remember everything there is to know about building houses and the industry changes all the time, meaning there is always something new to learn.
What advice would you give to others?
For any other women who wonder whether this would be a good career for them…GO FOR IT!!! It is such a personally rewarding career that I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.