Rebecca, Opening Support Manager

I joined two years ago as a Sales Advisor, progressing to In-store Manager and then Support Manager. Now, I’m Opening Support Manager for the Minis, which is a great success story in Habitat.

"I am part of a team that oversees it all"

“As my title suggests, I’m responsible for opening up the new Minis inside Homebase stores. I am part of a team that oversees it all: the general set-up, the painting and decorating, the staff training and the setting out of the stock. The first one I opened was Mini number 8; the latest one was number 84 – so we’ve achieved a lot.”

"Habitat’s been incredibly supportive"

“Personally, it feels like I’ve come such a long way. Habitat’s been incredibly supportive throughout the entire process, and they still are. The other day I had a catch-up session with my managers and they were still asking me, “What’s next for you?” And that’s the company in a nutshell, because they’re always on the lookout for ways to maximise their people’s potential.”