Meet The Team - Episode 2 - James Wilkinson
Next up in the Meet The Team series is Site Manager, James Wilkinson.
What is your working background?
I worked at Branston Golf and Country Club from when I was 15 in the golf shop and behind the bars alongside school. I made the decision I wanted as career in property and development and when I was 19 I started working on the sites for AH Group and working towards running jobs and being Site Manager.
Why did you want to join AH Group?
I joined AH as I saw it as a great opportunity to get into the property and construction industry which I wanted to do and build myself a good career with a growing company.
What do you enjoy about your job role?
I gain large satisfaction from seeing a project at the very start and then the completed end project, knowing that you've help manage the transformation of a run down property into smart accomodation.
What do you find most challenging about your position?
The most challenging thing about my position is keeping on top of everything while running multiple projects. There's a lot to think about throughout the week and if you don't write items down and have an organsied diary it can get on top of you.
What are you doing to help overcome the above challenge?
I plan out and structure my week ahead at the weekend and write out daily plans for what I want to achieve, as well as my goals to have completed for the week.
What is one key learning point you have found on the job since you joined AH Group?
I'd have to say my key learning point since I started is the importance of communication. If you communicate regularly and clearly with everyone involved, from sub contractors to suppliers, the whole job runs a lot smoothier. I've found that a lack of communication is the main cause for things that go wrong, when people aren't clear on the task in hand.
Away from work, do you have any hobbies or how do you like to spend your leisure time?
I spend a lot of time playing golf at Branston Golf and Country Club as well as playing snooker when it isn't the weather for golf!
Who's your biggest role model or inspiration person and why?
My role model is Ronnie O'Sullivan, he's overcome a lot and done things that no other person has. He's a sporting genius.
Finally, what's your favourite inspirational quote?
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
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