Every year at the Direct Digital Annual Party we recognise a key individual who went above and beyond in their role. This year Tamar Packford was Awarded the Direct Digital Employee of The Year for her dedication to the Finance & Accounts Team Team and her ‘can do’ attitude.
Tamar said: “I was really shocked to win the award, I enjoy my work at Direct Digital and I am lucky to work within a great Finance and Accounts team. This award really means a lot to me and I would like to thank the Senior Management Team for their recognition”
Tamar was originally put forward for the award by her Manager & Direct Digital’s Group Financial Controller Kathryn Battersby. Kathryn said: “Tamar has been with us for over three years now. She is smart, organised and personable. A fantastic problem solver and everyone’s go to, always with a smile. I am very lucky and feel incredibly privileged to have such a high calibre team player working alongside me “
We wanted to know more about our 2019 Employee of the Year and her time here at Direct Digital.
How long have you been working at Direct Digital?
I started as a Management Accountant at Direct Digital just over three years ago.
Before working at Direct Digital, what was your most interesting, unusual job?
Nothing quite compares to DD, but I did used to work at the Odeon Cinema, selling ice creams from the tray and showing people to their seats.
How has working at Direct Digital helped your career develop?
I have had the opportunity to do accounts for Canada, New Zealand, Australia and USA, learning new ways and using different types of software. I am not interested in further progression, I am happy with my position at Direct Digital as the work is interesting and allows me to get involved in different projects.
What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?
My daughter, without a doubt. Everything she is, and everything she will become.
How do you personally define success?
Achieving something you want to accomplish, opposed to something someone else wants you to accomplish.
What job did you want to do when you were 7 years old?
I grew up in a pet shop, so it would have been anything that involved animals.
What would you be recognised for if you ever became famous?
I’d like to say table tennis…. if I trained!
Favourite Movie / TV Show?
Movie: Angel Heart
What advice would you give to new starters looking to start out in your job role?
Every task is important, from filing the invoices to paying the wages. Embrace the basics because that’s what all choices and decisions revert to.
Finally, what 3 words best describe working at Direct Digital?
Interesting, relaxed and supportive
Congratulations to Tamar from all the team
at Direct Digital Family