Working for Sigma 3 Kitchens has allowed me to work with different divisions of the business and with senior staff such as the Sales Directors and Managing Directors. The nature of our offices means that I interact with members of different departments not just daily, but hourly. I feel valued and able to offer opinions that will be actively considered, not just from my design background, but also in some business related decisions. I believe that this has allowed my commercial mind-set to grow tenfold – I think that it would have taken me a lot longer to develop in such a way if I were working for a big business as you are often have less exposure to senior staff.
Some key things I have learnt in my five years in an SME is that you are challenged, you can make a difference and you can work with great, motivated people. Sigma 3 Kitchens have offered me so many opportunities and exposed me to so many different avenues. They offer a paid marketing placement for university students every year, for a year, as they know the importance of developing young people. The students that come in get so much exposure to all aspects of the business and can also really make a difference – the experience is huge.