Abbi Fleming, Front of House Team & BDM Support

Abbi Fleming, Front of House Team & BDM Support

Joined the NSBRC in July 2019

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I enjoy the diversity of my job at the Centre because being employee owned means that I can get involved in lots of different departments - so every day is different and I find that very exciting.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? During my free time away from the Centre, I am usually found spending as much time as I can with my friends and family as I love socialising.

Amanda Russell, Accounts Manager & HR

Amanda Russell, Accounts Manager & HR

Joined the NSBRC in October 2009

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I originally started as a weekend receptionist and I now run the accounts functions with additional duties in HR but still manage to do that part time. I love the flexibility and range of my job – one minute I might be raising invoices or doing credit control and the next I could be sorting payroll. I like being the go-to person for the team on any advice, business or personal related.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Outside the Centre, I enjoy spending time with my family doing quizzes and various activities. I try to keep fit and love looking after our bunnies!

Andrea Szasz, Front of House Supervisor

Andrea Szasz, Front of House Supervisor

Joined the NSBRC in June 2017

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I remember the day of my interview here as it was a milestone in my professional life. When I entered the building, I felt that this must be a special place as the whole atmosphere was different from my previous workplaces. I really enjoy working here as I have the chance to chat to people with interesting projects. I also have a say in business decisions and most of all my voice is heard.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? In my free time I like improving my language skills by listening to music or watching movies in Spanish as I love everything related to Latin American culture.

 

Bebe Read, Front of House Team

Bebe Read, Front of House Team

Joined the NSBRC in January 2020

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I love that the Centre has so much to offer and how each day is different. Many of the visitors are excited about their projects and it’s lovely to be a part of their experience.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Outside of work, I have a 2-year-old son and we enjoy the outdoors together. I am also a keen needle felter and have just started taking commissions!

Colin Latimer, Technical Expert

Colin Latimer, Technical Expert

Joined the NSBRC in January 2019

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I have been involved in the construction industry all my life. Firstly with working on the tools and then into management. I can offer advice on all construction methods, procurement, estimates, planning, building regs, VAT, builders, and more. I love working in the Centre and most of all passing on my experiences to visitors to try and guide them to a successful project. It’s more like a hobby to me.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Outside of the Centre I have interests in playing golf, walking & football - I love all sports. I also enjoy gardening and food.

David Hilton, Technical Expert

David Hilton, Technical Expert

Joined before the Centre opened! (I helped build many of the original stands).

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? Talking to visitors and seeing projects develop from dreams into real homes. I also like getting the latest information on the new technologies from the Centre's exhibiting partners.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When I'm not working, I enjoy spending quality time with the family.

Deanah Probets, Front of House & Conference Manager

Deanah Probets, Front of House & Conference Manager

Joined the NSBRC in October 2017

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? We are all business owners at the NSBRC meaning everyone has a say in the running of the business. Every day I meet new people - visitors or conference delegates and I love seeing their 'WOW' expressions as they walk into the Centre.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When I am not working I like to go on holiday, shopping and socialising with my friends and family.

Emma Walker, Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Emma Walker, Digital Marketing & Events Manager

Joined the NSBRC in October 2017

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC?  Since joining the NSBRC my diverse role has continued to grow and I enjoy being involved in various departments, the team are extremely supportive which makes it easy to share ideas and have open discussions as an employee owned company. I enjoy building relationships within the marketing role and also supporting our business and exhibitors with their marketing strategies. 

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I enjoy spending time with friends and family, I’m also growing my little human and I’m excited to become a mum.

Gareth Nicholas, Business Development Manager

Gareth Nicholas, Business Development Manager

Joined the NSBRC in June 2015

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I enjoy building long lasting relationships with the exhibiting partners, ensuring that they are getting what they need from us, and hearing how well they are doing here – getting the feedback is very rewarding. I also love that we are a close-knit working “family unit” here, as an employee owned business. You don’t get the same comradery elsewhere!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When I am not working at the Centre, I can often be found with a hammer or a drill in my hand whilst I am renovating my house. I also enjoy spending time with the family, often with weekends away down to south Devon.

Harvey Fremlin, Managing Director

Harvey Fremlin, Managing Director

Joined the NSBRC in January 2008, and has led our employee-owned business since 2014

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I am very proud of the open culture our team of employee-owners has created, which has helped our business flourish and makes working within this unique resource a real joy.  Our business is all about people living in better homes and it is always exciting to have met people, at the very beginning of their journey, and then a few years on to see the new houses that they have helped design and build.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Away from the Centre I am a long-suffering fan of Swindon Town and now enjoy watching matches with my son – who is a keen footballer himself. 

Katy Hardwick, Course Coordinator

Katy Hardwick, Course Coordinator

Joined the NSBRC in September 2018

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I love the excitement surrounding planning and designing dream homes and I enjoy my role facilitating in our events that allow our visitors to research for this journey they are embarking on.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I’ve recently purchased my first home so I often spend my weekends decorating and organising my new flat. In the rest of my spare time, I enjoy experimenting with vegetarian & vegan recipes and daily pilates or HIIT workouts.

Kay Waite, Front of House Team

Kay Waite, Front of House Team

Joined the NSBRC in June 2014

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? The excellent team that I work with and having a job that allows you to experience people’s hopes and dreams as they progress through their house building journey. However, for me, it’s the flexible work allowing me to establish a healthy and balanced work life and home life.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Outside the Centre, I have an active family life and enjoy supporting my children in their extracurricular activities. I love taking our dog out on long leisurely walks I'm a member of my local running club and leisure Centre, although truth be told, my favourite pastime is relaxing anywhere with a good book!

Kirsty James, Front of House Team

Kirsty James, Front of House Team

Joined the NSBRC in January 2020

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I have been working casually for the last 4 years, but part of the team since January 2020. I absolutely love the variation; no two days are the same. The people working here are fabulous, like one big happy family! The visitors are very interesting with so many stories to tell.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? I love walking my Black Labrador ‘Mindy’, exploring the countryside and chasing the squirrels (Mindy, not me!) I also have my own nail and beauty business (and two teenagers!)

Kristina House, Coffee Shop Manager

Kristina House, Coffee Shop Manager

Joined the NSBRC in March 2020

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? The friendly and motivating atmosphere at the NSBRC makes it a rewarding and enjoyable place to work.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? In my spare time I like baking and socialising with my family and friends.

 

Molly Cookson, Coffee Shop Assistant

Molly Cookson, Coffee Shop Assistant

Joined the NSBRC in January 2019

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I enjoy the friendly atmosphere of working at the centre.

 What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoying playing football and have recently joined a local club.

 

 

Neil Davey, Technical Expert

Neil Davey, Technical Expert

Joined the NSBRC in January 2005 (when it first opened in Swindon!)

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? What I love about working at the Centre is it’s such a relaxed environment to work in, where I can use my many years of skills and knowledge from designing and building my own homes, to help others understand the process of building their own homes.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When I am away from the Centre I enjoy, semi- retirement which includes: relaxing, travel, rebuilding and riding vintage motorbikes.

Phil Wilson, Business Development Manager

Phil Wilson, Business Development Manager

Joined the NSBRC in November 2013

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? I really enjoy meeting new potential new exhibitors, the look on their face when they first walk in the Centre is always that of amazement. I sometimes forget how much of a WOW factor this place has and it fills me full of pride every time!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When not working I can usually be found on the golf course still trying to break 80! If not on the course, then definitely in the 19th hole with a cold one

Sue Davey, Front of House Team

Sue Davey, Front of House Team

Joined the NSBRC in 2014

What’s one thing you love about your job at the NSBRC? One thing I love about my job is that although I am now semi-retired and generally just work at shows, I am still treated like one of the team and feel valued for my contribution which is really nice. Interaction with the team, exhibitors and visitors is so enjoyable and it’s great to meet people enthusiastic and excited about this Centre and their projects.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When not working I love swimming; Pilates; reading; dancing; summers on Skiathos Island, Greece with my husband Neil; travelling the UK in our Motorhome; time with family and friends.

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