What we do
We’ve a highly-trained workforce of circa 3500, 40 + national operational centres, 4 training hubs and a fleet of over 2500 vehicles.
I started my journey with Kelly Rail almost 19 years ago.
I joined the business as a Project Co-ordinator and was promoted to Project Office Manager in 2008.
I came in as a temp for 2 weeks and I am still here.
My Kelly Rail team are based in Brimsdown, Glasgow & Wembley so we communicate a lot over emails and Teams, this is now second nature to us since COVID.
I am also mental health first aider in our Wembley office. The first thing we were told during the course was that we all have mental health - sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not so good. I am a mental health advocate. I believe this is something we all should accept. If someone is going through a tough time, it is beneficial to talk about it. If you ever feel overwhelmed and need help dealing with something, please get in touch with me. Over the years, we have had various walking challenges where we encouraged people to team up and go for a walk in the fresh air. Taking a break and socialising with your colleagues is beneficial for your mental health.
Fun fact: I don’t drink coffee so; this is why you are having Barry’s Tea with me.’
The variety of tasks involved in my role makes it very enjoyable. Every new contract is interesting as Kelly Rail has diversified a lot over the years. Being involved with many contracts throughout my tenure gave me the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the rail industry.
Not a goal as such, but I started going to a boxing trainer in January and it is great fun and a fantastic stress reliever.
In my spare time, I like to get involved with fundraising for different charities and it is something that I would like to focus on this year, it’s important to us as a family.
I enjoy volunteering at Tara Youth GAA Club where my daughters have played football since they were little, it’s a great community of people who happily volunteer their time year in, year out, and kids make great friendships for life.
Currently, I am helping my husband organise a fight night for St Kiernan’s GAA Club with Mannion Boxing on 22nd April, we are raising funds for a clubhouse which will benefit the club and the wider community, we will have 11 fights on the night and it’s all players that are fighting each other so it promises to be a great night. There is a massive buzz amongst the lads.
Before Kelly Rail, I worked for a Rock & Pop Merchandise company after I left school, it was exciting as we got to meet a lot of bands & attended a lot of concerts, after that we managed the Kangol clothing brand, this was great fun, at the time it was a very popular brand so a lot of celebrities would attend our trade fairs etc.
If I could swap jobs with anyone for a week I would like to experience my boxing trainer’s role, to make a difference in people’s health and fitness ability and make anyone believe that the impossible is possible regardless of age or ability.
Work hard, and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge held by your long-serving colleagues. You will make great friends for life in Kelly Group.
On a personal level being the mother of two beautiful girls is my proudest moment. On a professional level, I am so proud of how the business has grown during my time at Kelly Rail.
Kelly House, Fourth Way, Wembley
Middlesex, HA9 0LH
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