We are delighted to celebrate the 19th work anniversary of Lorraine John, our Operations Manager. In 2002 Lorraine was recruited from an agency, initially starting as a Service Coordinator for Merlin Power.
Merlin Power Management was the maintenance arm of our power offering, and it complimented our other business, Scorpion Power that supplied and installed generators.
Working as part of the maintenance team alongside seven other office-based staff, Lorraine’s role consisted of liaising with our generator clients and booking our six engineers for maintenance visits. The team was much smaller back then, and we worked out of a little office on Weyhill Road in Andover.
2010 saw the country in recession and our customers were required to reduce their supply chain. This lead us to merge Scorpion Power Systems, Merlin Power Management and Power Call to become Shenton Global LLP, trading as Shenton Group.
As the company developed, Lorraine moved up the ranks to Team Leader and finally into her position today as Ops Manager for the generator and UPS side of the business. We are now 80 staff strong, and Lorraine has played a pinnacle role in the company’s growth over the last 19 years. We ask Lorraine:
What has made you stay at the company?
“I have found it a great company to progress in. I love the variety of tasks I have in my day-to-day role, and the different challenges I face. The company have been very supportive, and they are a great team to work with. I appreciate the opportunities I have had over the years. My job is very rewarding.”
What does a typical day entail as Operations Manager at Shenton Group?
“Liaising with Engineers, clients, building and developing processes, assisting in designing new systems, supporting the service department. My job is fast-paced, it always keeps me focused and on my toes!”
Thank you Lorraine, for your hard work and dedication over the years. The company would not be where it is without you.