Sales and Marketing Assistant Kim joined VPS in September 2017, adding Marketing to her responsibilities in February 2018.
In a 16 year corporate career before VPS Kim worked as a business analyst, identifying areas for improvement to processes at Auto Windscreens.
PRINCE 2 qualified-Kim loves her process maps and milestones and helps to keep us on the right path. Planning, testing and measuring the impact of marketing activity has been a natural extension to her skill set, “Steve felt my analytics and process skills would be a good fit to support our marketing work,” she says.
Born and bred in Chesterfield, Kim, 36, lives with husband Phil, daughters Maisie (8) and Isla (2) and labrador Otis.
The highlight of a family honeymoon trip to Florida this year was Discovery Cove, this involved swimming with dolphins with daughter Maisie, “it’s a wonderful place,” she adds, “calm and beautiful after all the hustle and bustle of the parks.”
Kim volunteers at Chesterfield’s Whittington Hub Youth Club, which caters for youngsters (infants and juniors) with plenty of fun indoor and outdoor activities. “We’re always looking for new helpers,” she says.
“I’ve also just joined the committee for the Friends of Brearley Park, our local community park. This August we organised a Whittington Hub ‘beside the seaside’ community fun day.
“I was in charge of organising the rides and stalls, so my project management hat was on then too!”
Kim also loves making and, especially, decorating cakes for her family and friends. “I’ve just done a Peppa Pig one,” she says, “and all my off cuts come into the office.”
We should have asked whether Kim’s cake decorating involves a process map or a Gantt Chart.
Project managers are good at change and VPS has changed enormously in the year and a quarter Kim’s been here:
“I love the fact we can make change happen much more quickly than in a large, hierarchical corporate organisation,” she says. “And since I’ve been here, Andrew, Lou, Sam and Vanessa have all joined the business, we’ve taken on the new unit, I’ve been enjoying getting stuck in to campaigns like our mailshots, our special new customer boxes and our Christmas Advent Calendars which have gone down a treat.”