In the latest of our ‘The Q&A With…’ series, Mark Tuxford talks to company PA and Administrator, Jade Greenleaf, about life in and out of the Universal Web Design office.
Originally from Laindon, Essex, Jade has recently finished at The Billericay Sixth Form completing A-Levels. With success already under her belt at the tender age of 19, Jade began searching for a position and a career she could succeed in.
Since joining UWD, Jade has come on leaps and bounds is never afraid to learn a new skill or further herself within the office.
Her can do attitude ensures she is the perfect foil in the role as PA to our Founder (Danny Nevill) as well as carrying out important administration tasks on behalf of Danny.
Jade can often be found on the phone liaising with customers into anything from finance, account management and general office tasks. It’s safe to say she has made life much easier for Danny since her appointment!
Jade is a fantastic team player who always goes above and beyond for her colleagues, discussing strategies and implementing new ideas from office to boardroom level – through her efforts she is able to generate the best results for UWD on a daily basis.
In her spare time, Jade enjoys teaching at a local dance school, where once upon time she attended as a toddler and continuing to her passion in her later years. Jade’s outgoing, confident personality makes her a popular member of the team in an environment she is only set to prosper in here at Universal Web Design.
We’re all about the personal touch within our company, and with this in mind a Q&A is a great way to get to know our team on a business and personal level. So, without further or do, let’s get the questions firing and answering for Jade!
– What attracted you to the role of PA and Administrator at UWD?
“I was immediately drawn to the PA & Administrator role because of the high level of detail that was included. I don’t like doing the same thing over and over again, but this role is so diverse and varied that I find each day to be exciting and never be the same! I also wanted to be part of a growing business and I have been given that opportunity here at UWD which I am grateful for.”
– What advice would you give new team members looking to join UWD?
“Everybody here at Universal is so friendly and welcoming, they make you feel part of the team straight away! It is very fast paced here and there is always something different to do, so you need to make sure you put 100% effort in everyday and keep up to date with what you are doing in terms of production.”
– What’s been the best part about your time at UWD so far?
“Learning new things everyday – I am learning how far I can push myself to become even better and the team at Universal are helping me do that everyday.”
– What does your normal working day involve at UWD?
“My normal day at Universal is very busy and non-stop! But my normal day involves going through Danny’s emails and keeping those up to date. Then I deal with the accounts which I find interesting, all the work Universal gets done here is so varied for each client.”
– How are you enjoying working with a wide range of different clients?
“I find this side of my role very interesting, as I didn’t realise how many different clients Universal dealt with until I started here! The range is so varied and it is great seeing how many different types of clients come to us to help them achieve a successful online presence through our services.”
– What do you get up to in your spare time after a busy week at work?
“I teach all types of dance from ballet, modern, lyrical, contemporary and jazz at a local dance school in Basildon – I love it! I have danced since I was 18 months old, it is a passion of mine which I enjoy so much!”
– What is your favourite food?
“My favourite food would have to be Indian – I can’t get enough of it!”
– What is your favourite Film/TV Programme?
“I love watching films and going to the Cinema so this is a hard choice – my favourite films would have to be Mamma Mia 2, any of the Harry Potter’s or The Greatest Showman! My favourite TV programmes would have to be The Office US or Love Island!”
– What is your favourite song?
“Anything by Rihanna or Beyonce – I have a guilty pleasure for songs from films and musicals!”
– Top 5 celebrities you would have round for a dinner party? (Dead or alive and why)
- Zac Efron – eye candy
- James Corden – he makes me laugh so much
- Beyonce – I could listen to her sing all day
- Daniel Radcliffe – I am a huge Harry Potter fan!
- Steve Carell – I love the US Office and his one line jokes are the best!
– Which three words describe you best?
– What is your greatest achievement?
“Completing my A-Levels with good grades – it’s something I feel very proud of!”
– What is your hidden talent?
“It might not be hidden, but my talent is certainly dancing!”
Learning more about our team gives you an insight into how we work and what goes on behind the scenes at UWD. Now you know more about Jade, you have the opportunity to come in and meet her within the UWD office or speak to her directly on 01206 588 000 about a query related to her role here at Universal Web Design.