Simon Abbott Joins Elmleigh as a Project Manager

We’ve recently welcomed Simon Abbott into the Elmleigh family. Starting out in his career as an apprentice, Simon became a fully qualified electrician with a drive to succeed in the industry which has taken him to the top of the profession! As our newest Project Manager and we’re delighted to have him on board. To get to know him a little better, we sat down to ask a few questions about his career plans.

How did you get into the electrical installation industry?

I joined a refrigeration company when I left school as an Electrical Installations apprentice. This gave me the tools I needed to progress in my career and get to where I am today, a Project Manager at Elmleigh.

What was the number one reason you joined Elmleigh?

After the interview I had with Simon Sliwinski, our MD, I really felt we were on the same page with regards to work ethics, the future of the company, and the visions we both had. I also liked the fact the company came across as a family-run business and how important the staff were to him. I’m looking forward to being a part of such a supportive and enthusiastic team.

Which aspect of the job as a Project Manager are you most excited about?  

There are many things that excite me about managing projects. However, taking on a project from cradle to grave is definitely the cherry on the cake for me. Being able to see a job all the way through from initial sales enquiry to completion of installation and commissioning offers so much opportunity to demonstrate my skills in project management.

What industry qualifications have you got or are working towards?

I have already maintain my essential electro-techincal qualifications needed for electrical installation and testing and plan with support from Elmleigh to do higher qualifications in Health & Safety and Management & Leadership so I can bring extra value and knowledge to the team.

Tell us about an average day in the electrical installation industry, if there is one!

That is a difficult question as the job role is so varied!

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?

I love to study and learn new things. I’m very much into golf, going to the gym, motocross and spending time with family and friends (when we can!).

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