Grade One

Tracy-Care

Tracy Care

Head of Finance
Telephone: 01634 828544
E-mail: tracy@grade-one.co.uk

Year you started at Grade One:

2003

Brief job description:

My current role here is Head of Finance where I oversee the finance and payroll functions. I prepare the monthly Management Reports, working closely with the Directors. I have over the last couple of years helped to get our Contract Management System up and running .

What did you do before you joined Grade One:

Before joining Grade One I worked in a small family run electrical component distribution company and before that for 12 years at a large international manufacturing company where I gained experience in all the functions within the Finance Department.

What you most enjoy about working for Grade One:

Grade One is a friendly, fun environment to work in.

Hobbies and Interests:

My main interests outside of work are Genealogy, Music (listening to not playing!) and reading.

A fact that your colleagues don’t know about you:

I used to be a Ballroom Sequence Dancer!

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Tracey-Wiesmath

Tracey Wiesmath

Finance Administrator
Telephone: 01634 828544
E-mail: tracey@grade-one.co.uk

Year you started at Grade One:

2014

Brief job description:

I am employed as a Finance Assistant on a part-time basis. My principal duties include maintaining the purchase & sales ledgers and updating the cash flow and cash book on a daily basis. I also assist the Head of Finance and Company Secretary whenever required.

What did you do before you joined Grade One:

Previously, I was employed by a Community Interest Company, performing a dual role as Finance Assistant, primarily looking after the Purchase Ledger and also as Project Finance Executive. Part of the company’s business was engaged in running European Funded Projects and within my Project Finance role I monitored & reported spend on such projects, submitting funding claims to the appropriate European bodies for repayment.

What you most enjoy about working for Grade One:

At Grade-One I feel as though I am doing the job that I have always wanted to do and in a friendly family-like environment.  I am enjoying working for Tracy Care, who I also worked with many years ago.

The skill or talent you are most proud of:

Juggling work & family life.

Hobbies and Interests:

Having 3 children doesn’t leave a lot of time for hobbies but as a family we enjoy outdoor activities including walking & cycling, usually combined with geocaching.

A fact that your colleagues don’t know about you:

Hmmm not sure that it’s particularly interesting but I have lived in Kent for less than half my life, the first half was spent in Devon and Cornwall. The Cornish would say I’ve emigrated!

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Lorraine-Rodgers

Lorraine Rodgers

Payroll/HR Manager
Telephone: 01634 828544
E-mail: lorraine@grade-one.co.uk

Year you started at Grade One:
2009

Brief job description:
Working closely with various departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures; Provide advice and information to employees on human resource policies and procedures, assist employees with work matters; Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation; Administering payroll and maintaining employee records; Interpreting and advising on employment law; Dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures.

What did you do before you joined Grade One:
Prior to Grade One I worked as a payroll officer for another cleaning company.

What you most enjoy about working for Grade One:
The appreciation I receive from the people I work with – a “thanks” goes a long way.
The company has also allowed for external training so, I can enhance my skills. My favorite parts of the job include the ability to work independently and it’s great to work with people that care about their company. I am in HR and things can get interesting and challenging but I appreciate that people know they can confide in me and I will help them to the best of my ability. I feel positive about my contribution to the business.

The skill or talent you are most proud of:
My ability to listen when someone needs to talk.

Hobbies and Interests:
Cooking

 

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