Celebrating Tracey Perkins | IWD

For International Women's Day 2022, we decided to celebrate successful women in our business, get to know them and promote their achievements both inside and outside of the workplace.

Can you give a summary of your job at Midwich?

UK&I - Operations Director. My job is to make sure all the cylinders are firing as they should be.

You’ve been at Midwich for over 25 years now, how have you seen it change in that time?

I could write a book on ‘How to manage change’ during Midwich over the last 27 years. It has been an incredible journey. When I joined it was 45 people on one floor with our warehouse onsite. We even had a tea lady called Davina.

How many cups of coffee, tea, or beverage of choice do you have each morning?

Two: Tea 1st thing and then onto the hard stuff – white coffee.

How do you stay productive and motivated working virtually?

I live by my list. Now that I'm part-time it's essential I'm super organised and cram as much as possible into my three days.

How have you juggled having a successful career and a personal life?

Having a very supportive husband. I couldn’t do it without him.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Coronation Street (don’t judge me – just love some light TV) and dogs.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Not advice as such but The Winning Edge course was invaluable to me. It is all about changing your mindset to achieve your goals. Two quotes: ‘It is all about attitude, not aptitude to be successful’ and always remember ‘No one makes you feel, the way you feel’.

What’s your favourite thing about working at Midwich?

My colleagues – the love, respect, and passion to drive the business forward is what makes Midwich so great.

What did you want to do when you were younger?

A police officer or Hotel Manager – so glad I chose the Credit controller route.