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Women in the manufacturing industry

Meet some of the wonderful women of AOR! From canvas and the build line to purchasing and admin, AOR are lucky to have an amazing group of talented women in our team. The various skills and experience along with their dedication and work ethic are invaluable to the AOR workforce! Find out more about them below!

Pictured left to right: Teilha, Donna, Isa, Danae, Emily, Andrea, Kelly, Ali, Renee, Wendy, Ellie, Rhi, Leisa, Tina.

Name: Donna
Department: Canvas
Position: Canvas Technician
How long have you been at AOR? Coming up to 14 years in February 2021
What do you like about working at AOR? AOR have been so supportive to me both at work and in my personal life. The staff are very nice and I work with an amazing group of women. I like that I’m a part of a company that produces quality caravans. The work hours are great and they also pay about the award.
What does your job entail? Cutting and sewing pop top skirts. I also cut all of the canvas walls and annexes. Cutting and sewing Odyssey shower tents and Sierra pod tents.

Name: Teilha
Department: Canvas
Position: Canvas Technician
How long have you been at AOR? 8 years, 7 months
What do you like about working at AOR? The variety of work, the challenges, the ladies I work with are a second family. The laughs, support and hours are great!
What does your job entail? Jack of all trades, anything from fitting, upholstery, cutting, sewing and design work.

Name: Danae
Department: Canvas
Position: Upholsterer/cutter
How long have you been at AOR? 2 years
What does your job entail? Cutting and sewing various canvas items needed for the vans as well as upholstering all seats.
What is a typical day like? A typical day for me is normally spilt between working upstairs and in the factory.

Name: Isa
Department: Canvas
Position: Canvas Technician
How long have you been at AOR? Over 18 months
What do you like about working at AOR? Flexible work hours to suit part time working mother of three children.
What does your job entail? Working with canvas and seat materials. Cutting, sewing seats for trailers Also fixing awning brackets, draft skirts and hanging walls.
What is a typical day like? My time is shared between canvas department and fitting on the build line.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? This job has helped me re-enter the workforce after 10 years as a full time parent.

Name: Emily
Department: Production
Position: Build line
How long have you been at AOR? 5 months
What do you like about working at AOR? The friendliness and work ethic of my colleagues. I enjoy the daily challenges of a fast paced company and the high quality work we achieve.
What does your job entail? Installing overhead cabinetry, wiring, table installation, setting up awnings, light fittings and vents.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? I’ve learned so much in the 5 months with AOR and acquired many new skills. I enjoy coming to work each day and go home with a smile.

Name: Kelly
Department: Production
Position: Cleaner/detailing
How long have you been at AOR? 6 months
What do you like about working at AOR? I like being able to see and learn about all things involved in working in a factory. Everyone at AOR is very friendly to work with.
What does your job entail? Cleaning the factory and detailing caravans on the build line.
What is a typical day like? My day is always different at AOR. It’s great to be able to have a variety of tasks and duties around the factory.

Name: Renee
Department: Service
Position: Service Administrator
How long have you been at AOR? 2.5 years
What do you like about working at AOR? I love the people I work with and the variety of my fast paced position.
What does your job entail? Service, warranty, auto electrics, spare parts, shipping and everything in between.
What is a typical day like? No day is the same!

Name: Ellie
Department: Service
Position: Service Admin Trainee
How long have you been at AOR? 1 year
What do you like about working at AOR? My position and the people I work a long side with make everyday a pleasure and I enjoy coming to work.
What does your job entail? Service, spare parts, shipping.

Name: Tina
Department: Admin/Accounts
Position: Admin and Reception
How long have you been at AOR? 5 years
What do you like about working at AOR? I enjoy meeting new and existing customers and hopefully portraying a good introduction to the company.
What does your job entail? I am the main receptionist/admin person in the showroom. Receiving all enquiries via email, phone and in person to new and existing customers. My daily tasks also include supporting the sales team with new sales, making appointments and preparing sales contracts. I ensure the handover and registration paperwork is in order before handover day. My other responsibilities are assisting with payroll, some accounts duties, registering owners on the owners forum and the dashboard and other adhoc duties.

Name: Leisa
Department: Accounts
Position: Finance Manager
How long have you been at AOR? Almost 7 years
What do you like about working at AOR? Working with a great fun bunch of people
What does your job entail? A wide range of jobs from invoicing, payments incl. overseas, wages, most aspects of accounting & general admin work.
What is a typical day like? Very busy with lots of variety

Name: Ali
Department: Purchasing
Position: Accounts
How long have you been at AOR? 22 months
What do you like about working at AOR? The job I do and the people I work with.
What does your job entail? Reconciling the Purchasing invoices.
What is a typical day like? Non stop busy!

Name: Andrea
Department: Purchasing
Position: Purchasing Officer
How long have you been at AOR? 9 months
What do you like about working at AOR? The people around me.
What does your job entail? Placing orders with local and overseas suppliers. Requesting quotes for new products.
What is a typical day like? Crazy busy!

Name: Wendy
Department: Strategic Business & Project Manager (Sales and Marketing)
Position: Manger
How long have you been at AOR? 5 years
What do you like about working at AOR? I like the variety of projects and the great team we have here at AOR. I love working with Rhianna, she makes the day fun and we make a fantastic team!
What does your job entail? My role is an increasingly varied role. Managing and overseeing Marketing and Sales which involves strategic development of the AOR brand, video filming and production, creative design in print and online. Software planning, developing, testing and launching. I also assist Sales and Administration departments with lead management in the initial sale stages. A large part of my role involves working with the management team to develop key systems and processes which add value to the business, this can range from analysing and reviewing current systems, structures and processes for various departments to identify opportunities for improved efficiency.
What is a typical day like? Managing projects, delegating tasks and supervising projects as well as day-to-day activities

Name: Rhi
Department: Marketing
Position: Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist / Graphic Designer
How long have you been at AOR? 3 years
What do you like about working at AOR? I am lucky enough to work with some amazing people who I have learnt a lot from over the past 3 years, especially my manager Wendy. It’s a great place to work and I enjoy the challenges of the ever-changing environment!
What does your job entail? All things digital and social media, content and copywriting, creating and managing marketing campaigns, analysing data, brand management, generating leads and supporting the initial customer journey, graphic design, website and SEM management.
What is a typical day like? A typical day for me would be working across various projects and staying on top of my day to day tasks.
Anything else to add? I am grateful for the opportunity to work at a great place with great people!

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