Introducing the Team - 60 second interview: Rebecca Owens

posted 22.06.2011

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How did you get started in the industry?

Recipro?s parent company, The Trustland Group (a commercial construction company in the North West), is our family business, founded by my Grandfather in 1972 and now managed by my dad.  After university I joined the company in a Marketing capacity and am now Marketing Manager for both recipro and Trustland.

Did you always plan to work in the Construction Sector?When I was growing up I wanted to be a pilot or archaeologist, then I studied English at university without really knowing what I wanted to do.  The opportunity to join the company came at the right time, and an exciting time as they were looking into the idea of creating a sustainable company.

What is the best advice you have received:

Never stop learning new things (my mum).  I love learning and am currently studying for my Postgraduate diploma in Marketing.

What's the best aspect of your job?I like working in a company which is genuinely trying to do some good in the world.  As such a young business and new idea, it is exciting to be part of something which is evolving and changing all the time.  I also love working in a small team where we all benefit from each others skills and experience.

 And the worst?Stubborn people who can?t see the benefits of reuse and won?t embrace new ideas!

 What you would most like to change in construction?

I?d like to see more companies embracing sustainability without being forced to, and I think a louder voice for smaller companies is needed.

 Hobbies and interests:

I love reading (especially Harry Potter) and cooking.  I also love travel and the outdoors, and love walking and camping.

 Favourite holiday destination?I love the Cotswolds for a relaxing holiday, and last year I went to Slovenia which was beautiful.  My dream is to go on a Safari holiday in Africa, and I?d like to visit my family in Australia, Canada and America. 

 Favourite band/music?

 My favourite bands are the Stereophonics and Westlife.  I?m also a fan of Take That (if anyone has spare tickets to the Progress Tour ? please let me know!!!).

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