Somerville is a specialist fit-out and joinery manufacturer to the retail, commercial and hospitality industry. Based on the outskirts of Belfast, the company has increased its presence globally, now possessing two separate facilities in Northern Ireland.
In the last 12 months, Somerville has experienced substantial employment growth, with a headcount increase of over 20%. With flexible working initiatives and significant investment into Employee Development, the company continues to attract talented and ambitious females across the organisation. Some of the key management roles, held by women include Health & Safety, Global Project Management and Site Management.
The most recent promotion within Somerville, is Cara Norman to Fit-Out Site Manager. The company was delighted to see Cara move into this non-traditional role and hopes it will encourage other females to strive for a career in the fit-out and construction industry.
Quote from Cara Norman:
I am loving my new role as Fit-Out Site Manager. Every day is completely different – I really enjoy working with my team and the various trades I interact with. I know this is a very male dominated industry but I’m really enjoying the challenge. My site team have the utmost respect for me and my position in the company. The only issue I have is getting a pair of work boots to fit me as I’m only a size 2½!
The new appointment comes at a poignant time as the world celebrates International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March 2020, highlighting female strength in the workplace. Somerville is an equal opportunities employer and would be delighted to hear from you, if you’re interested in joining our team. For further information please contact Claire Morris, HR Manager on +44 (0)28 9044 8428 or visit our website www.somervilles.co.uk