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 Melton Mowbray tyre fitter Kizzy, who joined our team at Eden Tyres & Servicing 4 years ago! 

Name: Kizzy Keatleigh

Position: Tyre technician

Located at: Melton Mowbray

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 tyre technician Kizzy Keatleigh, who joined our team at Eden Tyres & Servicing almost 4 years ago working with us as a Saturday job!

How long have you worked for Eden Tyres & Servicing?

KK: I will have been working for Eden Tyres for 4 years this year.

Why did you choose to work for ETS?

KK: I have always found cars interesting and I used to work for another garage nearby to the Melton Mowbray branch where I am based now. At the time they got a new manager and he didn’t like the fact that I was a female wanting to work in a garage. So, I went to visit Dave, the branch manager at ETS, and asked if there were any Saturday jobs going and he said “I’ll see you on Saturday at 8am!” and here I am almost 4 years later! 

What do you enjoy most about the role? 

KK: I love seeing our customers smile when they visit us. It makes me laugh as they are always surprised to see a woman in the workshop. They’re all so lovely though and it genuinely makes me happy to see them smile when they visit us.

What would be a career highlight for you?

KK: The highlight of working here for me would truly have to be being able to make someone smile when they visit us and giving great customer service because you know that it will have made them happy for the rest of the day. That has to be a career highlight for me.

Do you think that the automotive industry is something that more women should get involved in? 

KK: Absolutely. My mum has said before that women who visit us will probably feel a lot more comfortable dealing with females when they come. I can explain things to them in technical terms in a way they understand if they need it- having me working there, as a woman, is almost a sense of support and comfort for them- it can make the whole experience a bit less intimidating. It would be amazing for more girls to get involved in the industry.