The comprehensive administrative and secretarial services provided by this team are crucial to the smooth running of the Gateley businesses.  Working across all business entities, departments and locations, our secretaries are recognised for their ‘can-do’ attitude, flexibility and commitment. 

A day in the life of a secretary

What’s your role and how do you help clients?

I am a secretary based in the Birmingham office and in November I will have worked at Gateley for 20 years!  During that time I have worked in the Construction team dealing with housebuilder disputes and more recently, I have supported the Group HR Director and management team.

What does your day-to-day work consist of?

My role is varied, and no two days are the same which I really enjoy as it keeps me on my toes.

  • A large part of my current role is diary management – arranging meetings and reviewing diaries to make sure everything runs smoothly.  I book trains, flights and hotel accommodation around the world as the need arises.    
  • I am regularly brought in to assist on projects which largely involves inputting information from around the firm into one central place.  I enjoy being able to manage such jobs and work independently on them.
  • I regularly deal with confidential information and assist in preparing meeting packs for the management board.

Has there been a particular highlight for you whilst with Gateley?

I have loved my time working at Gateley but the biggest highlight by far would be when I helped to organise a charity fun run which raised £30,000 for a local charity.