March has arrived and operations manager Jacqui Morris is here to put a spring in our step with the latest instalment of Meet the Team.
As her job title suggests, Jacqui overseas the operations of projects and makes sure in production that everything is running to plan. A keen team player, Jacqui isn’t afraid to get stuck in and work on the machines if she’s needed!
Fuelled by a love of data, coffee and endorphins from her lunchtime walks, we hear from Jacqui about her role at Technoprint.
Jacqui started her working life when she was in sixth form college, working as a self-confessed “terrible waitress.”
After a stint volunteering on reception at her local hospice, Jacqui made her first step onto the career ladder at a local pharmaceutical company in her university gap year. However, Jacqui fell in love with the industry and decided to drop out of teacher training at uni to persue a career in pharma.
Speaking about dropping out of university, Jacqui says: “This is a decision I have no regrets on (although I’d have loved to get my cap and gown!), because I worked my way up with that company through all the various departments.”
Fast forward to May 2016, Jacqui started working as quality manager at Technoprint and she has since been promoted to operations manager.
Jacqui’s time at Technoprint
Jacqui is proud of how she has overcome different challenges in her day-to-day and how she has been able to utilise her skillset and develop over the years.
She’s a keen learner, always looking to expand her knowledge, with the company funding her Lean Six Sigma course and management training, as well as training in mental health awareness.
Winning the corporate social responsibility award at the glitzy Cheshire Business Awards in 2018 was a proud moment for Jacqui. She explains: “Although I am very proud of all the other awards we have won, this was our first one and I had played a big part in compiling the entry.
“In general though, I absolutely love being part of the Technoprint team; we are a small, tight knit group who support each other and know how to laugh; our company social events are always brilliant!”
Outside of work
When she’s not at work, Jacqui and her springer spaniel, Blu, can often be found on a hike. If not, she’s on the sofa with Blu, her French bulldog Bella and two cats Anakin and Kemik. Jacqui has dubbed herself a crazy animal lady!
Her proudest achievement is her son and conquering various charity hikes, including the whopping 26 mile Hadrian’s wall, three peaks and a 26 mile Lake District hike.
Words of advice
Working in the print industry is a great opportunity to learn a range of skills, from machine setting, maintenance and admin and there are apprenticeships available also.
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