Behind the Scenes with Laura: A Week in the Life of Our Office Superstar

You know, every superhero has a secret identity, and ours goes by the name of Laura, our office manager extraordinaire!

Highly commended at the 2023 Bury Free Press Business Awards, Laura’s exceptional dedication shines through, and that’s exactly why we’re pulling back the curtain to showcase the incredible impact she makes here at Toolbox.

Curious about the whirlwind week that keeps this place running like a well-oiled machine? Hold onto your hats because we’re about to enter the all-systems-go world of Laura…

Monday: The ‘Power Start’

The week kicks off with Laura diving headfirst into the PA work for Michelle and Colin, our company owners. But wait, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. She’s also the maestro behind our MD Chloe’s PA tasks, keeping everything in sync and on schedule. Oh, and don’t forget the meticulous planning for company car logistics. It’s all about ensuring smooth travels to our clients and events across the country!

Tuesday: Mastering the Multitask

Tuesday ushers in another dynamic day for Laura as she delves into HR support, tests her financial acumen, and tackles health and safety duties. Her tasks include updating policies, verifying fire safety measures, and ensuring our office is a hub of productivity, security, and accessibility – all in a day’s work for this office champion!

Wednesday: The Swiss Army Knife

Ever wondered who’s the ace at keeping our office in tip-top shape? That’s right, Laura! From managing office maintenance (even the gardening bits) to scheduling enriching lunch & learns, she’s everywhere, ensuring that our team’s knowledge keeps on growing in a healthy and positive environment.

Thursday: Keeping the Engine Running

Diving into supplier directories, keeping an eagle eye on the competition, coordinating the celebration of staff birthdays and company milestones, and analysing profit margins – Thursday is the time when Laura gets her teeth stuck into strategic tasks and people-centred activities. Fostering a vibrant, engaged team culture is an integral aspect of her role, all in the spirit of #TeamPink!  

Friday: The Grand Finale

Laura rounds off the week by wearing her HR hat, overseeing the job register for herself and the team, and handling those intricate new-starter inductions. She’s also our mental health first aider, making sure our team’s well-being is a top priority at all times.

With her unwavering commitment to supporting the team’s success by enhancing and streamlining our day-to-day operations, there’s no doubt that Laura is the beating heart of Toolbox. So next time you see her, be sure to give her a big high-five or a fist bump for being the powerhouse that keeps our gears turning!

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