Get to Know The Automotive Team - Corby

Amandeep Basra

How old are you?

23

What department do you work in at Igloo?

The Automotive Team, based onsite in Corby

How long have you worked for Igloo?

1 year and a half

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Being able to manage a whole site on my own during lockdown

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy baking especially cakes and dancing

What type of music are you into?

Anything really! But the main ones would be R&B, Indian and Rap

What was your dream job when you were a child?

To be a Crime Scene Investigator! 

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

My dog, a bottle of gin and a tent

Favourite food:

I can only pick one?! It would have to be Chinese!

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Priyanka Chopra


Lindsay Hunter

How old are you?

31

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Automotive

How long have you worked for Igloo?

5 years (this time round)

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Being promoted to site supervisor

What are your interests outside of work?

Fashion, makeup, lifestyle blogs & learning to cook

What type of music are you into?

Motown/Soul would be my ultimate favourite

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Shop assistant HAHA!

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

A knife, matches & a hammock

Favourite food:

Steak

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Jessica Alba



Get to Know The Automotive Team - Sheerness

Christine George

How old are you?

Nearer 60 than 50

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Sheerness Compound

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Within the compound 20years. For igloo 2years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Becoming Compound Manager

What are your interests outside of work?

Reading True Crime

What type of music are you into?

You play it, ill dance to it

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I wanted to be a librarian

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Chocolates, sunglasses, toilet roll

Favourite food:

Chocolate

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

Ruby Wax


Gabby

How old are you?

I am 27

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in recruitment – onsite

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I have worked for Igloo for just under 7 years now.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Filling bookings !

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter, family and reading.

What type of music are you into?

I will listen to anything !

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Physiotherapist !

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • My daughter
  • Beer
  • A boat to take me back to mainland !

Favourite food:

Hummus & Pitta !

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Melissa McCarthy



Get to Know The Recruitment Team - Head Office

Laura Dalby

How old are you?

24 Years old

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in the Transport department.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I have worked at Igloo for 3 Years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Working with a great team

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter and Partner

What type of music are you into?

Chart music

What was your dream job when you were a child?

My dream job when I was younger was a Beauty Therapist/Hairdresser after completing the training I decided it wasn’t for me.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

 Phone, Make-up, Bed

Favourite food:

Anything Mexican

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..  In a movie of my life I think I would be played by Amy Schumer.


Conor Parish

How old are you?

27

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Transport

How long have you worked for Igloo?

7 years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Progressing from an administrator all the way up to where I am now

What are your interests outside of work?

I’m a big football fan, I follow Tottenham and Kidderminster Harriers

What type of music are you into?

I am a very open-minded person so I will listen to anything

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I’m sure most lads will agree with me in becoming a professional footballer

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Football Manager, Bag of Skittles and a Hammock

Favourite food:

A Sunday Roast

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….

I think it would have to be Ryan Reynold, some people say I look like him!


Tracey Hamilton

How old are you?

52

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Automotive, Head Office

How long have you worked for Igloo?

5years on and off

What are your interests outside of work?

Family

What type of music are you into?

All sorts

What was your dream job when you were a child?

As a child my dream job was to be a nurse

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

My daughters, our dog and Bacardi

Favourite food:

Chinese

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…   Helen Mirren


Joe Watts

How old are you?

24 (at the time of this recording)

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Transport

How long have you worked for Igloo?

5 months

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Being able to meet such lovely colleagues. 

What are you interests outside of work?

Football, gym, and other social activities.

What type of music are you into?

Hippidy hop.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

I didn’t dream as a child.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

A Football, food and water.

Favourite food:

 My mother’s chicken roti

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

Chris Rock


Get to Know The Payroll Team

Sophie Lunn

How old are you?

25

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in the Payroll department at our Head Office in Hinckley

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Since July 2016, so just over 4 years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

I think the Christmas parties and organised nights out have to be the biggest highlight

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy going on spontaneous days / nights out, spending time with my daughter, family and friends

What type of music are you into?

POP music, and anything other than kids programme theme tunes!

What was your dream job when you were a child?

My dream job when I was little was to work on a cruise ship as a hairdresser

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Definitely wine, snacks and a boat

Favourite food:

Ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…

Lacey Turner


Paulina Dziewiecka

How old are you?

26

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Payroll Department

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Since December 2018 – almost 2 years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

At the beginning, I was taking care of the transport payroll. After few months I took over some of the Automotive sides. Recently I am responsible for the whole payroll with my lovely colleague Sophie. I also helped our Accounts Team with the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme.

What are your interests outside of work?

Sports- especially skiing and music.

What type of music are you into?

Dance/EDM, house. However, I can listen to any kind of music.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

A lawyer

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • Food
  • Water
  • Family

Favourite food:

Steak

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Jennifer Lawrence



Get to Know The Accounts Team

Mike Scott           

How old are you?

46 (feel younger)

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I currently split my time between the Back Office/Accounts functions and the managing the Vehicle Compound teams.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I joined as Company Accountant in April 2012

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

There’s lots I’m proud of; setting up a Payroll Bureau from scratch, implementing new software with my colleague Kieran, successfully running the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, being part of the team that made the Fastrack 100 two years running.  However, I think the greatest pleasure comes from having seen staff in my team develop their skills, knowing that I’ve been part of their progress.

What are your interests outside of work?

Football – I help to coach my son’s youth team, watching Kettering Town FC, cricket, listening to music, gardening and spending time with my family.

What type of music are you into?

Lots of genres –  60’s, Motown, Northern Soul, Alternative, Indie, New Wave, Mod, Punk, Ska…..

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Chartered Accountant.  I thought they drove Mercs and spent Friday afternoons playing golf.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

The missus and my two kids.

Favourite food:

Italian

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Jason Statham


Kieran Flood

How old are you?

30

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Accounts

How long have you worked for Igloo?

Since March 2014.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

I am delighted with my development over the six years with the company. From preparing my first set of accounts to receiving my ACCA membership certificate, I have always been provided with ample opportunities to grow and develop.

What are your interests outside of work?

Veganism, Politics, American Football and failing at fantasy football each year.

What type of music are you into?

My most played artists are Pixies, Smiths and Arctic Monkeys.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Accountant.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

My house. My dog. My passport.

Favourite food:

Zizzi’s vegan Rustica Jackfruit Italian Hot pizza FTW. (now available at Sainsbury’s for £4.50)

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by Joaquin Phoenix.

Note: the photo with the elephant is at an elephant sanctuary, for elephants who have been previously exploited. Do not ride elephants!



Get to Know The Compliance Team

James Mawby

How old are you?

35

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Business Support Team

How long have you worked for Igloo?

7 and half years

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

There have been a few things…. being part of the team that setup a workforce of around 100 workers from scratch for a client in Kent.
I was also responsible for overseeing a successful audit by Government officials as well as several audits by our clients during 2019.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my kids, football and socialising with friends and family.

What type of music are you into?

Indie, a lot of love for Oasis and Liam Gallagher

What was your dream job when you were a child?

Sports Journalist

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

A football
A box of Beer
A BBQ

Favourite food:

Chicken & Ribs

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..  Ricky Gervais


Jess Lissaman

How old are you?

21

What department do you work in at Igloo?

I work in the Compliance and Business Support department at our Head Office in Hinckley.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

I started working for Igloo March 2019, so just over a year and a half.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

My highlight would be that I started working for Igloo having no admin or compliance experience before and now I’m overseeing the Compliance department.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy health and fitness, so I’ll occasionally take part in wolf runs. I have recently passed my level 2 fitness instructor qualification and I’m now working towards my level 3 personal trainer qualification. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

What type of music are you into?

I don’t listen to a specific genre and will happily listen to anything.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

As a child my dream job was to be a dancer and/or dance teacher. I ended up coaching cheerleading for 8 years and studying dance full time.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

  • My dog
  • Water
  • A boat (to get off the island)

Favourite food:

I can’t just pick one!… It will have to be steak, pasta or fajitas.

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by….. Scarlett Johansson

 


Uma Bista

How old are you?

36

What department do you work in at Igloo?

Head office – Compliance.

How long have you worked for Igloo?

1.5 years.

Highlight of your Igloo career to date:

Working in both compliance and payroll.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my daughter.

What type of music are you into?

Any type depending on mood

What was your dream job when you were a child?

To be successful whatever I do.

If you were stranded on an island what are the three essential items that you would take?

Phone , spicy noodles, water

Favourite food:

Prefer vegetable/seafood – spicy

In the movie of my life, I’d be played by…..

I don’t know yet.