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Welcome to the Team Gary Davies!

Our Operations Manager

Posted By: Amy Winson On: 20th of January 2022 at 12:07

We would like to somewhat belatedly extend a warm welcome to Gary Davies who joined the Team in July 2021 as Operations Manager and an integral part of our Senior Leadership Team.

Gary sat down with our own Amy (Winson) to have a chat about why he joined Atom and how he hopes to bring his experience and knowledge to help Atom cope with the challenges of its current and future growth journey.

Gary about himself:

I worked at my previous role for a window blind company  for 18 years as the Operations Manager, and I am a LEAN Green Belt. The role involved manufacturing up to 150 – 250 models of blinds on site, stock checking, checking specifications, planning, training, purchasing, and overseeing a team of up to 30-50 people.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic I was made redundant and whilst looking for a new challenge I met with Pete and the board, and thought the company’s plans and the challenges those plans brought would be a perfect opportunity for my skills to add value to an ambitious business.

Atom is a complex business and the last 6 months have been a steep learning curve for me personally, getting to know the people and learning the systems and processes, whilst starting to implement and drive change as well as plan for the months and years ahead.

One of my core focuses has been to ensure everyone is invested in our culture, our team and our plans for the future, and this can be demonstrated by the introduction in October 21 of our new Operations Progression Reward Matrix, enabling everyone in our team to expand/improve their skills and knowledge but also to make the company a Real Living Wage employer alongside a clear reward path for personal development.

In the coming months we will continue to focus on developing our positive culture and developing and implementing an ongoing plan to adapt to and meet the company’s expansion strategy.

So far I have enjoyed my time at Atom, the people, the team we have, and both the challenge and opportunity it gives to me, and I will strive to meet my personal objectives and developing my team for the future.

Outside of Atom, my hobbies include rollercoasters, I am a Manchester City season ticket holder, rock music and taking my dog Brady for walks.