This month Lisa Knight is under the spotlight. Lisa is Purchasing Manager in our accounts department and is responsible for spending Linkam's hard earned cash on everything the company needs.
How long have you worked at Linkam?
Thirteen years and seven months.
What’s the best part of working at Linkam?
The best part is that you know that the work is never boring: there are always new products to source and buy.
Tell us about your studies and work experience. What were you doing before Linkam?
So many things – I could write a book, but I’ve been buying for twenty years: marine products, air conditioning goods, scientific commodities at Rheometrics Scientific and now very similar here.
Why did you choose a buying career?
It just happened upon me. I was good at it, and I love spending.
What makes you passionate about science?
I’m passionate about science due to the fact that there is always something new to learn.
What do your parents do?
Retired, they both had their own businesses.
How would you describe your average day at Linkam?
Busy, hectic, and rewarding.
Has the company changed much since you started working here?
Vastly- more staff, more buildings, more products and consequently more work.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, I just love books - any books are great but I mainly read escapist fiction. I also love creating window dressings, it is very calming. Nature is a passion and Im a keen Twitcher.
Where do you want to be in ten years?
Anywhere, it doesn’t matter so long as I have my family around me.
And lastly, where did you go on your last holiday?
Prague, I go there often to see my son.
Thanks Lisa. Next month we ask the same questions as we continue to introduce the team to you.
Thanks for reading.
By Caroline Feltham