Sharon Carruthers - Service Centre Manager

"I first started working at A-Plant 35 years ago on what was a youth training scheme at the time and I now manage three service centres in Carlisle, Whitehaven and Egremont. I love my job and it offers great flexibility and fantastic support backup. Senior management trust you to get on with the job and you can always make decisions independently. I know that if I ever had any issues or concerns, I could speak to my peers and they always welcome new ideas, change and innovation. The Chief Executive knows everyone personally and not just their names – he knows what everyone is like and how to get the best out of them. That’s brilliant in a business with thousands of employees."

"There’s nothing to stop anyone from progressing at A-Plant - the world really is your oyster. My son Thomas also works for the company as a Fitter and has recently celebrated his five year working anniversary, so between us we’ve clocked up 40 years!"