Our team at the The Power Networks Demonstration Centre brings a wealth of ideas and global expertise to our projects and we’re incredibly proud of the team members who come together to deliver our research programme. As part of our Meet the PNDC Team, series, in the following post you’ll learn more about Jill Rymer.

Tell us about your role at the PNDC.

I’m the Business Support and Quality Manager at the PNDC, which covers a wide range of responsibilities, including leading the implementation of the Quality Management System, internal audits, health and safety, managing the admin team and all our IT assets and running costs.

How long have you been working here?

Since October 2012, a little bit before the building was ready to occupy. At that stage it was just myself, the COO and R&D Manager in the team!

What was your background before joining the PNDC?

I worked as an Admin Assistant for another faculty in the University of Strathclyde, but before that I worked in sales for a printing company, I also used to be a knitwear designer for a number of knitwear manufacturers in Scotland, designing for high street stores such as Next, BHS, Disney Store, Asda and more – you may even still own one of my jumpers!

What do you enjoy most about working at the PNDC?

I enjoy the variety of work, my role has grown immensely since joining and grown arms and legs. No two days are the same! There is a great atmosphere, everyone is lovely to work with and I have enjoyed watching the team grow from 3 people to almost 30 over the last 5 years.

What can we find you doing in your spare time?

Well, my main activity out of work is running, I run for the Springburn Harriers and cover 25-35 miles a week training and taking part in Park Runs somewhere in Scotland. I play a bit of netball for Bounce Back to Netball Cryston, I’m not great at catching but like to have a go! I also like to do my bit for the planet by upcycling furniture making something new out of something old – below is one of my recent ‘before and after’ projects.

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