This months’ staff spotlight focuses on Nicola Conway, Winters property manager and we asked her to answer the following in short:
What is your role?
I am a Property Manager; this involves managing several Owners Management Companies commonly known as estate management. I manage the common area’s for a mix of residential and commercial properties.
Give insight into a typical day in the office?
No two days are ever the same, especially at the moment, currently my working week is split between office and working from home, the combination is good. My work also involves site visits whether it be meeting owners, contractors or completing site inspections.
How has Winters helped you in your career development?
Winters have given me the opportunity to enrol in a Certification in Project Management in IT Sligo. I have recently completed semester one of the course. I am really enjoying it so far it has been good to utilize the lockdown to continue my professional development.
Where would you like to go on your dream holiday?
At the moment I would be happy to go on holiday anywhere but I would love to do a safari in Africa but I would settle for a weekend in the Aran Islands at this point!
Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
I lived in Melbourne for 7 years and did quite a bit of travelling while I was there, but the best trip I did was a camping tour from Darwin to Broome along the Gibb River Road, the scenery was amazing and it was an unbelievable experience.
Are you involved in any wellness initiatives in Winters?
I did the Run A muck challenge last year, Winters entered a team in the event and it was a great day out. Each year Winters take part in the IBEC wellness week, where we do yoga classes, lunchtime walks and various other wellbeing initiatives, there is a huge focus on employee wellbeing.
What changes have you seen during your time within the company?
I have worked with Winters for over two years, the past 12 months have seen a huge amount of changes largely as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. Being a property manager I am familiar with holding Directors Meetings and AGM’s in person but due to restrictions, these have all moved across to zoom meetings.