AN AVID drag racing fan has been welcomed as the new Head of Finance at a thriving Colchester company.
Anna Greenwood, of Brightlingsea, is looking forward to taking care of finances at Sportsafe when she’s not gardening or cheering on her brother and niece from the racing start line.
Anna, who has worked at Sportsafe for five years, said she was thrilled with the new job, which incorporates the previous roles of Financial Controller and Financial Director.
She said: “When I was offered the role I was completely stunned. It was a great sadness also that Amin Dedhar would be leaving who has been my mentor since I started.
“I was extremely humbled to be asked.”
Anna has been in the Sportsafe family since 2014 when she was hired as Purchasing Manager. She was promoted to Financial Controller in the summer of 2016 before the latest promotion this month.
Her new role is Head of Finance, Warehousing & Supply Chain, IT, Property and Quality Management. It will also see her managing Sportsafe’s fleet of 39 vehicles.
Anna, 42, said: “I was always drawn to Sportsafe and believe it was fate. I found the position as Purchasing Manager within five minutes of looking and applied straight away.
“As it turned out they only invited me for an interview and I was offered it on the day. I found everyone’s enthusiasm and passion infectious and couldn’t wait to join the team. I believed in the ambition and growth for the company and still do.
“I am passionate about helping the guys deliver a first-class service. They are the most conscientious and hardworking people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.”
Sportsafe, based at Moorside, in The Hythe, Colchester, is the UK’s leading supplier of sports and fitness equipment and carries out inspections of PESSPA equipment in schools and at sites across the country.