Meet the team & Employee of the Quarter! - Pamela Asiedu
We’ve got some pretty great people working on the team here at Clyde and we’re a friendly, happy bunch – everyone gets on really well together and we have such fun times that it seems like a shame not to share that with the world! So with that in mind it’s long past time we introduced you to Pamela Asiedu, our accounts assistant and recent recipient of our ‘Employee of the Quarter’ award! As mum to one son, it’s not really surprising that Pamela has some incredible skills when it comes to patience, perseverance and getting reluctant or forgetful people to do things on time – skills which are of significant value in the day to day running of our business here at Clyde! We caught up with Pamela for a brief chat about her role…
Hi Pamela! Tell us a little bit about your role at Clyde?
Hello! Well, I’ve been at Clyde for 11 months now and I work as an accounts assistant which involves sending out invoices and purchase orders, and paying our suppliers, monitoring outstanding accounts payable, monitoring budgets and providing regular reports and forecasts, amongst other things! I really enjoy my role.
Tell us a more about how you came to work at Clyde?
I’m a Glasgow girl born and bred, and I lived there until 14 years ago when I moved to Paisley. During this time I was working in administration, and then 11 years ago I got married, and two years after that I had my son, who is now 9 years old. I was a stay-at-home mum until he was eight, but at the same time I studied for my bachelor’s degree in Accounting – so when I came to Clyde last year it was my first job in quite some time!
What are you enjoying most about your role?
It’s just lovely to be back working with a great bunch of colleagues and putting everything I learned during my degree into practice. I would say I get the most satisfaction out of meeting debtors targets, but it’s a pretty varied role so there are lots of things I enjoy about it.
What’s been your biggest challenge so far?
Meeting monthly deadlines – they come around quickly!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I took up hill walking with my son this year which we both really enjoy; it’s a great opportunity to spend quality time together as well as keeping fit and seeing some beautiful scenery, of which there is a lot here in Scotland! So far we’ve completed Conic Hill, Ben Aan and Tinto Hill – we both get a real sense of achievement when we reach the top.
Name one thing you couldn’t live without?
It might sound strange for somebody that enjoys year-round hill walking in Scotland – but I couldn’t live without heating! I am always cold!