The big news since our last newsletter is that the office has re-opened and so staff have been able to catch up in person; it’s amazing the difference it has made to staff wellbeing and morale. Although we are still operating a hybrid system, with most staff spending some time in the office and some working from home, I don’t think any of us will ever take for granted how lucky we are to be part of a close-knit team.
Over the summer we have obviously been able to get out and about a bit more and most have taken advantage of living in the most beautiful part of the country; staycations really aren’t a chore with the option of glorious coast or countryside on offer locally.
Last month Alice Gay and Rosie Bennett finally got to take advantage of a Devon Young Farmers Club Senior Scholarship that was postponed from 2020. Instead of the planned trip to Latvia the lucky pair travelled with 6 other members to Shropshire where they spent a happy 4 days visiting farms and partaking in various team building activities. Thanks to a detour on the way home, they also got to sample the produce on offer at Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm Shop
The whole team were able to get together at the beginning of September for an outdoor staff afternoon, we are all keeping our fingers crossed that we will be able to do this more often over the coming months.
Becky Derrick BA(Hons)
Becky joined the team as Office Manager in May 2015. She brings a wealth of experience in office administration and is responsible for internal systems and operations, including HR and Health and Safety. Becky also deals with client credit control and accounts payable and can be contacted at the office Monday to Thursday.
Outside work, Becky enjoys watching rugby and trying to create the ultimate curry.