Getting to Know: John Townsend, Transport Manager
Each area of expertise are unique within Highway Care.
From what the job role involves to the connections each role brings to both clients and employees.
Next in our 'Meet our Employees' project, John Townsend, gives us a look into what the day in the life of a Transport Manager holds!
Q: In three sentences describe your typical work day?
A: A typical day at Highway Care will consist of solving problems that may have come to light, whether vehicular, operational, or sites and ensuring o’licence compliance across all sites. I would be working through agreed constructive innovations to improve how we operate in Transport and as a company. Helping any department that may require my assistance to aid them to achieve their goals or problems.
Q: How long have you been at HC?
A: 4 years
Q: What do you most enjoy about your job?
A: Working with other Team Members to improve how we operate.
Q: What do you love about working at HC?
A: The brand, there is so much innovation.
Q: What is your biggest professional achievement and biggest personal achievement?
A: My biggest professional achievement was to become a Transport Manager and then use my qualifications in the real word and try to abide by all associated requirements as an industry professional to make any company I work for safer and more efficient
Q: What do you put off most when doing your job?
A: Filing, I’m awful at it.
Q: What are you most likely to say at work or home?
A: How are you?
Q: What are you least likely to say at work or home?
A: Wow! how young do I look… Q: How would you describe your job in 3 words?
A: Legal, Important, Varied
Q: If you could swap roles with someone else at HC who would it be and why?
A: Marketing team, I like the creative nature of what they do to promote and inform so many people whether internal and external, plus they are always happy people.
Q: What are your biggest professional challenges?
A: Not allowing job pressures to make me choose a wrong decision that would force us to potentially run illegal or unsafe with the fleet and equipment we operate.
Q: Where do you see yourself in the business in 5 years' time? A: Really don’t know, I’m sure the company will evolve and change as it has always done since I started, so will have to see what comes my way on my own journey.
Alongside all of his hard work within Highway Care, John is currently running a Virtual 10K Event with Dymock Cricket Club. We've been a sponsor of the D.C.C run for the past couple of years but due to the current #covid19 pandemic, this year is running a little different. Whether you run the official route or walk your own, alone or in a #socialdistancing group of up to 6, we hope you get involved as all the money raised will go to local community projects.
If you're interested in taking part, either contact John or register TODAY, in time for Saturday 24th October 2020: http://ow.ly/Axla50Bo7Dw
Thank you for reading and we look forward to introducing you to another member of our team soon.