Cubik Innovation are delighted to announce the promotion of not one but two members of our team. Camilla Saunders has been promoted from Finance Manager to Business Manager. As well as continuing with her usual finance and HR duties, Camilla is now responsible for managing the Business Team which includes Admin, Project Management and Marketing.
Phil Potter makes the move from Principle Design Engineer to Design Manager and is now responsible for the management of our Design Team.
Speaking about the change in Cubik’s team structure, Sam Beard (Operations Director) said:
“Having Camilla and Phil join Steve (Production Manager) as department managers means that for the first time in Cubik’s history we have a full management team without Paul or myself acting as stand ins. This gives the business great stability and ensures team members have direct access to someone who can answer their questions and provide support. It also gives Paul and I a team that can help drive the individual departments, and therefore the overall business, forward for the future.
I look forward to getting stuck into making Cubik as good as it can be with them on board.”
Camilla previously worked as a Finance Manager for Propaganda Promotions Ltd and prior to that spent 14 years at a waste paper brokerage where she worked in administration. When the Accounts Administrator left, Camilla asked if she could take over the role as she had a finance background from university and was keen to use it. As the company grew, she took on the HR and Office Management responsibilities as well.
Since joining Cubik in 2017, Camilla has developed her role, taking on the HR function and working closely with the Managing and Operations Directors to steer the business.
“As Cubik’s first in house Finance Manager, I have been able to put my own stamp on the role and really make it my own. There was already a good system in place, set up by Paul and an outsourced accountant, so it was an easy job to take on.
I remember telling Paul that my passions at work are people and numbers and I feel very fortunate to be able to combine these in my new role. As I am already looking after HR it seemed a natural progression to take the role of Business Manager. I am lucky that I have been working closely with everyone in the team for a reasonably long time now, so I already know what a lovely bunch of people they are.
My new role will be an opportunity to get even more involved in the team, and the wider business, than I already am. I love working with people and am good at recognising people’s strengths. Hopefully, this means I will be able to help with business development and the career development of the individual members of my team.”
After working with Cubik many times on a contract basis, Phil became an official Cubite in January 2019. Prior to that, he worked for a number of companies as a contractor, specialising in electronic and embedded software design.
Since joining Cubik as Principle Design Engineer, Phil has worked on several of Cubik’s most exciting projects. He has brought new ideas and direction to the Design Team and business as a whole and has helped to enhance an already great working atmosphere.
“Over the past year, as the business has grown, my role as Principle Design Engineer has naturally developed too. I have taken on more managerial responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the Design Team and have been working alongside the Project Managers on quotations and proposals. So, my new role will formalise much of the work I have already been doing.
Obviously, these are challenging times for us all. But now that we are back in the office and returning to some form of ‘normal’, I am looking forward to expanding the Design Team and helping Cubik win exciting projects.”