We’ve got some pretty cool and talented people working with us here at Clyde and every so often we think it’s a good idea to shine a spotlight on some of the people that help make the magic happen here behind the scenes!
This time it’s the turn of our customer services representative, Beata Slizowska, whose love of the paper industry has transcended borders, following her move from her native Poland to a new life here in Scotland.
Beata and her family moved here in 2015 and she has made a big impression at Clyde with her friendly demeanour and excellent command of English – mind you she has been known to get her customers learning a bit of Polish over the phone! Here’s a little more about Beata in her own words:
Tell us a bit about your home country:
"I was born in Krakow, Poland – the European City Of Culture. I visit my home town whenever I have a chance and I love the unique atmosphere in the city centre, which is full of monuments and interesting places to go."
How did you get involved with the paper industry?
“I started my career in paper industry in 2007, when I was still a student at one of Krakow’s universities. It was something new and exciting, especially because I had a chance to meet people from different countries and use English on a daily basis. I got a job at International Paper as a customer service representative and then worked as an account executive, cooperating with sales teams, mills and transportation teams located in the US. After 5 years of focusing on paper I decided to take a career break to raise a family, and start 24/7 service for my two lovely sons! In 2015 my family made a decision to move to Scotland. From the very beginning I was amazed by the beauty of this country and all of the kindness from the Scottish people. I have moved to a different country but have not escaped from paper!”
What do you do in your spare time?
“What I like the most is photography, so I often travel to different areas of Scotland to capture something interesting. I also like sailing, and I really enjoy motorbike rides with my husband.”
Name one thing you couldn’t live without?
“I can’t imagine my day without a cup of coffee in the morning!”