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Meet Management: Derek Mitchell, Divisional Director

16th October 2017, 11:37am

Introducing Derek Mitchell, our Divisional Director. 

How long have you worked for Godfrey Syrett?
Since January 2004 – almost 14 years!

What does your role entail?
My role is Divisional Director, which means I am responsible for the team that support main contractors in fitting out newly-built or refurbished schools and accommodation, including, more recently, Ministry of Defence buildings.
What is your favourite part of your job?
The people I work with. I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing people in the team develop and realise the potential they have; and I also very much enjoy the competitive arena in Sales – developing relationships with our Key Accounts, and carrying out new business development in line with our sales plan.
Which three famous people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party?
Steve Jobs, Stephen Hawking, Winston Churchill.

Complete the sentence: outside of work, I can most often be found….
Listening to live music, or having a day out on the motorbike - a passion I don't get to indulge a great deal; but I do love the countryside. Otherwise, spending time with the family when they are around.