Best Workplaces Ireland 2013
What is a Great Workplace? The Employee View
Great workplaces are built through the day-to-day relationships that employees experience — not a checklist of programmes and benefits.The key factor in common in these relationships is TRUST. From the Employee’s perspective, a great workplace is one where they:
• TRUST the people they work for;
• Have PRIDE in what they do; and
• ENJOY the people they work with.
Trust is the defining principle of great workplaces — created through management’s credibility, the respect with which employees feel they are treated, and the extent to which employees expect to be treated fairly. The degree of pride and levels of authentic connection and camaraderie employees feel with one are additional essential components.
What is a Great Workplace? The Manager View: From the Manager’s perspective, a great workplace is one where they:
• ACHIEVE ORGANISATIONAL OBJECTIVES;
• With employees who GIVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST; and
• WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM / FAMILY in an environment of TRUST
Training Services ManagerHaving joined FMI in 2008 as a Brand Sales Consultant, Iain gained valuable experience in the field and later up-skilled with the help of FMI to become FMI’s Training Services Manager with responsibility for the training of our field sales teams.
When not in work Iain’s true passion is for Motocross - a form of motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits and he travels the country to take part in events.
He is also a true carnivore – with no particular favourite with the exception of Calamari from “Las Tapas de Lola” on Wexford Street.
Elton joined FMI in March of 2008. With a clear goal in mind and a strong belief in the company’s Staff Development Programme – Ardú, Elton progressed through the ranks of the business. National Sales Manager and Sales Director were huge achievements throughout the years and Elton didn’t stop there - With the business expanding into an international stage, in 2015 he was appointed as Executive Director of Sales.
Now a Director, Elton has a clear focus and understanding of the tools required for achieving the goals of FMI. He feels lucky that his ambitions are matched by the company’s desire to grow and expand.
Elton’s true to his heart and loves anything Mediterranean; clothes, football, cars and food especially. He cooks a mean spaghetti Bolognese, fresh, from scratch! When it comes to music, Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop and House are his favourite genres.
A huge love for dogs means that Elton is a supporter of Dogs Trust. He also proudly supports UNICEF.
Melody ChinamasaSenior Account Manager
Mel is currently working in the Tactical Division, specialising in activating blitz/adhoc projects which range from merchandising, instore sampling, store refits & promotional sales campaigns to but name a few. Mel gets his buzz from the challenge of seeing a project achieve its results – nothing beats the feeling!
Mel comes from “the last country in the alphabet” any guesses?
Outside of work Mel is currently defending his role as “Champion Dad” with 2 small boys who love to use him as their punch bag. To celebrate the battles they all love the “chicken wings” in Tribeca in Ranelagh.
However nothing tastes like food from home – Zimbabwe.
Pick up the phone and have a chat with Mel - 01 292 4200.
Owner & CEOWith well rounded skills, including finance, selling and marketing, Margaret established FMI in 1995. Margaret puts her business success down to her people, and encourages personal growth within all aspects of her business.
As CEO, Margaret is involved in the Strategic Management of the business and Future Planning for FMI.
Outside of work Margaret is a busy Mum of 4; 3 girls and 1 boy, not to mention 3 dogs. In between juggling work and home life Margaret still finds time to run. As a competitive sports woman Margaret would regularly run 40k per week and her current time is 46mins on a 10k run – not that she is competitive!
No surprise that her pet hate is laziness.
Account DirectorHaving been a previous client with FMI Fiona took the opportunity to join the FMI team in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since.
Fiona loves to bake and experiment with recipes and in particular tapas. She took up running and Spanish this year and while she is loving the running the Spanish isn’t going quite so well – too much giggling!!
Even though Fiona is a true Dub her favourite colour is red.