Well after over 10 years in the world of Durham University Retail……it is finally my time to move on! I (Debra) have taken on a new role as the Estates and Facilities Co-Ordinator, working with the Relationship Management Team, handling everything from building management and contract management to training needs and room inspections. I have been working for the Retail Office since it was first established, first taking up my position as the Retail Assistant many moons ago! Over the years I then took on more and more shops, and therefore more and more responsibility, becoming the Retail Supervisor to then the Team Leader. Prior to this, I worked for Event Durham, organising the many different conferences and events they had going on. I did this part time, whilst I completed my Law Degree at Northumbria University and the experience I gained was crucial!
I have a lot to thank Accommodation and Commercial Services for…….they have supported my progression throughout the years and now here I am, taking a further step on the ladder! I will massively miss Retail, albeit I am only moving one desk to the right and will still be helping out for many months to come! I have such a great team and we have taken the Retail Office from strength to strength over the years. Hard to let go is an understatement but I am beyond excited for my new adventure! Wish me luck folks ! J