60 seconds with… Sara Chapman
In the first instalment of our new blog series – which focuses on the brilliant people behind the scenes at Leach – business development manager Sara Chapman starts the ball rolling, discussing her role, her favourite project to date, and what she couldn’t live without…
Name: Sara Chapman
Role: Business development manager
Briefly describe your role:
I was previously a heritage project manager, but I’ve returned from my recent maternity leave into my exciting new role of business development manager. I’ll be out and about keeping existing customers happy and finding new clients for Leach – as well as promoting our latest range of new products and services.
How long have you been with Leach?
It’ll be five years this September…where does the time go?
What’s been your favourite project to date?
My last project before going off on maternity leave was amazing. It was in Kuwait, and at the time was the largest museum project in the world. It was by far the most challenging job I’ve ever been involved with, but the teamwork – both internally and externally – was incredible, and made for an extremely rewarding experience.
Describe Leach in 3 words:
Innovative, fun, established.
And how would your colleagues describe you in 3 words?
I asked people to give me some words for this, and the consistent ones were bubbly, outgoing and perfectionist (although OCD came extremely close to making the cut!)
The best thing about working at Leach is…
…that every day is different.
What top tip would you give to a client?
Ask our advice and get us involved from the off! I know that we can offer clients excellent value for money, and this is certainly maximised when we are brought in as part of the specification team in the early stages.
What’s your favourite food?
Anything Italian, particularly pasta. I lived out there for a while so I’m a complete Italia-addict!
What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Oxygen – family and friends come a close second.
When I’m not at work you’re most likely to find me…
…in my PJs with a glass of prosecco! #keepingitclassy