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TechCare Spotlight Interview – Debbie Toombs, Executive Assistant

12th October 2020

‘The TechCare team is the most dynamic team I’ve ever worked with!’

Here at TechCare, we like to think of our team as a family, that’s why we want to get to know them properly. And we believe you would like to get to know them too! To that end, every so often we like to have a chat with our members of staff to find out a little about their role and what makes them tick. This month we chat with Debbie Toombs, our Executive Assistant. 

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your role?

A: I have worked at TechCare since October 2018, and my role has developed significantly over that time. I predominantly look after Payroll, HR, Cash Flow, Accounts Payable, Staff Training and Health & Safety. So as you can imagine, my job is varied, busy and I rarely have a dull moment! I try and make sure that the whole team can carry out their roles without having to think about the smaller details. 

Q: What’s your favourite aspect of your job at TechCare?

A: Multi-tasking and problem-solving. I love the variety of the role and taking on new challenges.

Q: Tell us about your team. What’s it like working with them?

A: Having worked for several years in a variety of roles within administration and business management this is, without doubt, the most dynamic team I have ever worked with.

There is a culture here that no one is above anyone else, and everyone is positively encouraged to contribute freely. It’s a friendly, positive and highly-skilled team with the same common goal – providing excellent customer service and making TechCare the best! It is an absolute pleasure to work with them.

Q: How do you like to spend your time when not at work?

A: I adore my family and have two granddaughters who I spend as much time as possible with. They often spend weekends with my husband, Paul, and I in Stratford.

I am an avid reader and particularly enjoy crime fiction. I am currently reading the work of Karin Slaughter. As a child, I loved Enid Blyton and the classics.

Thirdly I love a game of golf and was honoured to have been the lady captain of Walmley Golf Club. At my lowest handicap, I was off 8 and currently playoff 11. It’s such a fantastic way to spend a day, especially when the sun is shining, and there is a nice cold beer at the end of the game.

Q: If you could sum up your job at TechCare in 3 words, what would they be?

A: Rewarding, supportive and friendly.

Look out for our next TechCare Team Spotlight interview next month!