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Julia Hemsley- Client Engagement Team Manager

What area of Pelican do you work in?

I am Client Engagement Team Manager – we ensure our clients are getting the best value in all areas of their catering procurement. And we also help them to troubleshoot supplier issues. 

What were your first impressions of the team and company culture?

When I arrived, it was immediately apparent that there is a friendly working culture; people make time for each other.

Being at Pelican now for over eighteen months, what is your favourite part about working here?

I like the fact that you’re part of a close knit team and can contribute with your own ideas to make improvements. It’s really exciting to see them come to life! Whats’ more, we all have the opportunity to develop and learn new skills, so it’s a great place for professional and personal growth.

What does a typical day working here look like for you?

A typical day might include sourcing new suppliers, setting up contracts or checking service levels are meeting a clients’ specification.

What do you like most about your job?

What I really love most is that I work with clients and am able to help solve any issues. In’m really lucky – I work with a great team of people, and I love the diversity of the job.

What have you been most impressed with so far?

The company’s investment in people and well-being is impressive – I recently took part in a leadership programme that taught me the skills of a more supportive management style. It’s amazing how the company is looking after their staff.

How would you sum-up Pelican?

Professional, friendly, supportive, accommodating initiative, forward thinking.

What is your favourite meal?

I enjoy most food. But you can’t beat a Sunday roast, in the company of family and friends.

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