International Women's Day

As it’s International Women’s Day this week, we’re celebrating all the amazing women who are part of the Eden team.

Today we speak to Joanna Saxton, our social media and marketing manager:

Name: Joanna Saxton

Position: Social media and marketing manager

Located at: Alfreton Road, Derby

Joanna, how long have you worked for Eden Tyres & Servicing? 

JS: I’ve worked for Eden for 12 years. I initially joined the company as a receptionist, being promoted to my current role of Marketing Manager in 2014.

Why did you choose to work for ETS?

JS: I was offered the opportunity to join the business by my brother-in-law who is one of the directors. The busy Derby branch needed help on reception and as I had a background in customer service type roles, I joined initially on a temporary basis – 12 years later and I’m still here!

What do you enjoy the most about your role?

JS: I really like the way my role is so varied; no two days are the same. Working in the regional team is never boring, with new tasks and projects to work on throughout the year. 

What would be your career highlight so far?

JS: It’s difficult to choose just one career highlight, I’ve done so many great things! I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Italy, France and Germany to test tyres but, as a horse lover, my favourite trip was to see the Spanish riding school in Vienna.

Do you feel that the automotive industry is something that more females should get involved in?

JS: Absolutely! There are so many opportunities within the automotive industry for women and it has moved on so much from being the male dominated industry it once was. As a company, we understand the importance of our autocentres being accessible to women and feel that having females within the team really helps us do this – it’s important that our branches are welcoming and that ladies feels at ease asking for advice and using our services.