Hello Bec, Congratulations on winning the Harrison Star of the Month award!
Could you give us a quick introduction to yourself and your role at Harrison?
My name is Rebecca Frances Kilbey and I live in Bourton on the Water (apparently I used to say this to everyone when I first started Primary School!) .
I have been at Harrison for just over 18 months. I used to be in Customer Services processing orders and helping with delivery enquiries. I have just changed roles to sales assistant so I am quoting stock products and production items and then following up those quotes and samples we send out.
How do you think your colleagues would describe you in 3 words?
I think friendly, helpful (hopefully) and giggly.
What was your initial reaction to being voted star of the month?
Very shocked but appreciative, I didn’t think I had really deserved it but i'm very grateful that my colleagues think so well of me.
Your colleagues voted for you in recognition of the hard work have put in over the last couple of months, across two different roles, is there a particular project or win that you are especially proud of?
I don’t think there was a particular project as such, obviously being able to move to Sales is a highlight for me. I loved working in Customer Services and speaking to customers about orders, but now I am expanding my knowledge of products and the industry and how our customers work.
What would you say is the most interesting aspect of your role?
At the moment it is learning more about the products and how our customers use them. Within customer services it was speaking to a variety of customers and personalities every day, you learn to adapt to different customers way of thinking and how they operate.
What about outside of work? Could you describe your perfect weekend for us?
I am very family orientated so it would definitely be spent with my parents, brother and sister-in-law and my cousins – just the whole family if possible! I am quite adventurous really so love going to new places. I also LOVE food so either cooking at home or going to pubs and restaurants. Also most people know I do love a holiday! I am not one for sitting around, I travelled around France, Italy, Switzerland and a tiny corner of Germany last year. This year myself and Cara (from purchasing) are going to travel around New England in November, I think we will both come back to work for a rest with the plans we have!
My perfect weekend would start with a steak or takeaway at home on Friday night and off for a day of activities on Saturday, like going to the rugby or going to London, and then coming back to go out to the pub with friends. Sunday would be quite chilled and a nice big roast and a walk to Slaughter (a very pretty village within the Cotswold hills) in the afternoon - probably throw a few gins in at some point!
If you were to go for a drink with any 3 people from history, who would they be and why?
Non-famous I would love to have a drink my grandfather Mr Kilbey, as he sadly passed away 11 years before I was born, and I'd love the chance to hear some of his stories first hand. Now for famous people, a definite one would be Marilyn Monroe because I love her style and ambition. My last would be Freddie Mercury, I would love to find out about his life before he was famous and also how he had that much energy on stage, I would definitely ask for some tips!
What is your greatest fear?
Mine is definitely a fear of missing out! I want to see everything that other people have seen and also the places where no one has been to!
As I was nicknamed Bec Grylls this week I would say I don’t have the standard fear of heights, spiders or wasps!
Finally, if you won the lottery this weekend, what would be the most extravagant item you purchase?
The first thing I would do is the sensible thing of buying a house, paying off my brothers mortgage and setting up a trust fund for my niece/nephew to be.
The extravagant item would be to a buy a round the world trip, then come back and do it all again!