Patrick: Region Operations Director – UK Workwear

I went on to become a Production Manager and subsequently was promoted to manage my own factory

I joined Berendsen in the summer of 1990 as a Trainee Manager, working at our Wednesbury factory. I went on to become a Production Manager and subsequently was promoted to manage my own factory as a General Manager. During this time I completed a postgraduate qualification in Strategic Management which was sponsored by the Company.

I'm now a Region Operations Director working for UK Workwear . In this role I'm responsible for five different factories. In addition to important responsibilities such as the Health and Safety of our employees and customers, I help our General Managers to identify their strategic direction within the company's overall plan and then to manage their operations to achieve those goals in line with our vision and values.

It's exciting, because operational excellence at our sites is key to delivering customer satisfaction and, therefore, growth. My personal focus is on giving our General Managers and their teams the opportunities and support they need to make this happen.

I'm a strong believer in teamwork and that only by working together can we ensure that we remain the best in our industry.

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