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 Nikki Parkes, our trade accounts manager:
Name: Nikki Parkes
Position: Trade accounts manager
Located at: Alfreton Road, Derby
How long have you worked for Eden Tyres & Servicing?
NP: I joined the Eden Tyres & Servicing team recently, and have now been here for 4 weeks.
Why did you choose to work for ETS?
NP: I have over 30 years experience in automotives, but I wanted a fresh challenge in a slightly different aspect of the automotive industry.
What do you enjoy the most about your role?
NP: Its very difficult to say at such any early stage, but I know there will be lots of great achievements working with the depots.
What would be your career highlight so far?
NP: My career highlight was being the first female branch manager within over 80 depots in my previous role. It was a great achievement for me.
Do you feel that the automotive industry is something that more females should get involved in?
NP: Absolutely, just 16% of the motor trade workforce are female, mostly clerical, although there have been many females in the industry for years, it would be great to see the female workforce grow.