A day in the life... with Danielle Holloway, Commercial Finance Director

November 3rd 2022

“I enjoy the diversity of what I do, and the people that I work with.” says Danielle Holloway, Commercial Finance Director at Selwood.

Danielle looks after the finance, client services and contract teams, who deal with commercial contracts, tenders and bids, and the business unit project manager.

“Finance has become a much lesser part of my role over the years. For example, I had a day with the marketing team recently at iConstruct to promote the construction industry as a career path for school children. Last week I was in Liverpool at the Speedy Expo and before that event I was working on budgets and dealing with customer disputes. My role really is very varied - every day is different!

“As a snapshot of a typical ‘ish’ week, I’ll be on calls with customers or internal staff regarding anything from reviewing business cases for investment, to long range strategic plans, or coming up with more efficient processes to meet our and/or the customer’s needs.

“Everyone gets stuck in to ensure that both the business and our customers’ needs are met. The continuous levels of passion and commitment from our teams are what makes Selwood such a fantastic company to work for; it’s what has kept me here for so long!”

Team Selwood

Danielle is proud to have been with the business for 25 years, starting out as a Trainee Accountant and working her way up to Director of Financial Reporting and Control and most recently, Commercial Finance Director.

“I worked alongside Richard Brown (Workdry, CEO) as his Director of Financial Reporting & Control when he was Managing Director of Pump Hire. His mentoring enabled me to grow and develop by pushing me to work outside my comfort zone, such as managing the integration of the Speedy Partnership or an M&E division which I then had little experience in. With his support and guidance, I was able to learn about a new area of the business and gain real experience along the way.

“It’s the people that really make this job enjoyable. Ultimately, we have our fantastic teams to thank for the business reaching the level of success that it has today.”

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