As we mentioned early in the year when we posted our first ‘Meet Melbec’ blog post about our Founder and Technical Director, Dawn Mellors, we are working to highlight a member of the Melbec Team every so often in a blog post. For this ‘Meet Melbec’ post, we are focusing on our Operations Manager, Grace Mellors!
How did you come to work at Melbec Microbiology?
I left school at 13 and couldn’t get a job anywhere else so I started washing up and doing odd jobs at Melbec and worked my way up from there. I am now 22, so I have been at Melbec for 8 years.
What is your daily focus/role at Melbec Microbiology?
My daily focus is very much around offering technical support to our clients both over the phone and via email, I am responsible for the link between the lab and the office teams, so I also spend a great deal of time on management and optimisation.
What has been your favourite/most exciting project to work on throughout your career?
The most exciting project I have worked on to date would have to be a recent one around making the lab more sustainable. We have managed to reduce our plastic and glass waste by around 20 tonnes a year.
What has been your proudest moment at Melbec Microbiology so far?
I would say that my proudest moment whilst working at Melbec would have to be the 100-hour weeks we worked during COVID-19 to get everything done and make sure that our customers were happy.
What do you love most about working at Melbec Microbiology?
I like that I can make a difference, especially with the environmental and sustainability side of things.
What are you most looking forward to in the future?
I am looking forward to many things in the future of working at Melbec. I am looking forward to expanding the business and looking at additional services that we can offer our clients as well as eventually taking over the business. On the sustainability side, I am looking forward to working towards being carbon neutral.