Newtown Tales - A day in the life of… Lauren

Every month we take a look at one of the Newtown team, following them on a typical day in our always-busy and never-dull business.

This month, Lauren gives us a peek into what they’ve been up to in Sales.

NAME

Lauren Williams

JOB TITLE

Sales Admin

TIME AT NEWTOWN

1 year, 7 months

What do you do at Newtown?

I work behind the scenes at Newtown, dealing with the sales paper work. My role is pretty varied but generally entails the invoicing of new and used cars to customers, taxing new and used vehicles and ordering new vehicles.

How did you get your job?

I knew someone that worked here and got told about a job opening. I knew Newtown was a family run business and this made the job even more attractive so I applied. Next thing I knew, I got a phone call asking me to come in for an interview and I was lucky enough get the job.

What’s a typical day like for you?

I come in and say 'good morning' to everyone I see before making myself a cup of coffee to get my mind ready to start processing all the work that has magically found its way to my desk overnight!

Tell us one thing you’ve learnt from working here and one thing you love.

I've definitely learnt how to deal with high pressure situations, but even that doesn’t put me off the job. I love working at Newtown Motors; it's such a wonderful family company to work for. Plus there's the added benefit of driving the many wonderful cars that we have on site!

What’s your proudest moment (in work and in life)?

Well my proudest moment in work has to be winning the annual Christmas colouring competition two years in a row. In life, my proudest moment has to be becoming a home owner for the first time.

What motivates you to get up in the morning?

I'm definitely motivated by the people that I work with! I've never laughed so much in a job. If you're having a bad day, the Newtown family will put a smile back on your face.

What’s the one phrase that sums up your approach to work/life?

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.

Tell us something we might not know about you.

I'm a scuba diver. I've been diving for three years and have completed my advanced open water certification. Two of my favourite places to dive have to be Cancun in Mexico and the World Islands in Dubai.

What do you like to do after work?

I enjoy dancing and cheerleading. With that being said, I don’t think there's anything better than going home, getting into my pyjamas and ordering a pizza to and watch my favourite series on Netflix!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a policewoman. As I’ve got older, I’ve realised that my passion lies in interior design. In the future, I'd like to open my own business as an interior decorator.

Tell us one thing that would be on your bucket list.

Taking a gondola ride in Venice; I'd like to tick that off my list.

Who would play you in Newtown Motors the Movie?

Mila Kunis.