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TerraQuest News

- Aug 2022

Meet Andrea

Current Role: Senior Project Support Officer

Joined TerraQuest: July 1989

I’d not long turned 20 years old and I wanted to get into an office environment, having worked as a hairdresser since leaving school. My father had a business in West Bromwich, whose building rented the top floor to a company known as TerraQuest, and the rest is history as they say… In my first role, I was what’s known as a Data Processing Operator, working on systems such as Apricot (fruit names have always been popular it seems).

All my job roles at TerraQuest:

  • Data Processing Operator
  • Secretary
  • Directors Secretary
  • Temporary GDS Operator (graphics operator) 
  • Secretary and PA to the CEO 
  • Admin support and team leader
  • Sales & Marketing co-ordinator
  • Administration Officer 
  • Junior Data Consultant
  • Task/Support Manager
  • Information Support Manager 

Having been with TQ for almost 33 years, I hope I am a testament to having very much enjoyed my time working here. I have seen many people; clients and staff, come and go. Had many great times, site visits, and working away from home and if I hadn’t enjoyed it, I certainly would not still be here. Although there have been many company changes, I have always felt worthy, and the company has always been loyal to me, which is probably why I have always felt the need to be loyal to TQ!

Three words that describe TerraQuest:

  • Innovative
  • Friendly
  • Dynamic

Top interview tip:

If you don’t understand a question, be honest and ask for further detail.

Top three benefits of working at TerraQuest:

  • Joining a very friendly and dedicated team of people
  • Great company objectives and development
  • Working for a diverse and unique company, celebrating a 50th year in 2022.

If you are interested in a career at TerraQuest or the Planning Portal, visit our careers page.