Getting to know Lee

Meet Lee

Name: Lee Mayes

Date Joined: 24/06/2013

Likes: Music, Football, Playing Darts

Dislikes: Untidiness

Favourite Holiday:  Murcia, Spain

 You have been in the engineering industry for 13 years, what’s the biggest change from when you started?

 The increase in workload in the last 10-15 years has changed a lot, plus parts and machines are a lot more advanced now compared to what they were when I started as a junior.

 What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt working in the engineering industry?

 I have learnt the importance of concentration with drawings and other aspects of engineering, a simple mistake could cost dearly.

 What inspired you to follow the engineering path?

 An interest in how different parts are manufactured and produced.

 If you could try one other profession for one day only what would it be?

 A Musician, I play guitar and have learnt to play other instruments and in the past, I have written a few songs. To hear people sing a song that I have written and composed would be amazing!

 Talk us through a typical day at Impress Group

First thing in the morning I determine which sales orders require Sub-contract purchase orders i.e. painting, plating etc. This is the first job as our delivery drivers start their route and deliveries for their day. My main role is to contract review job cards, to ensure no mistakes are made before the cards go onto the shop floor for production. Throughout the day, various other jobs are assigned to me which keeps my role interesting and varied. I also conduct internal audits every quarter on the other companies in the Impress Group.

 What do you find most interesting about being Office Manager at Impress Group?

 The different tasks that I have been assigned to do throughout the day, as every job varies.

 Do you have a motto for life?

 It’s better to burn out than to fade away (favourite song lyric)

 What is your dream car, the one you know you will never be able to own but dream about?

 A Lamborghini (if you have seen the first 5 mins of the film ‘Cannonball Run 2’ you will know why)

 What motivates you to work really hard?

 My family 

 You can invite 3 famous people to a dinner party, who would you choose?

Noel Gallagher

Paul Gascoigne

David Jason

You can connect with Lee on LinkedIn here 


Lee is Office Manager at Impress Group. He has more than 13 years’ experience in the engineering industry. After leaving school at the age of 16 Lee got a job as an office junior for an engineering company. Whilst working there he gained his engineering knowledge and progressed to Assistant Works Manager.

After leaving the engineering trade in 2009 he was employed by a Pharmaceutical company to work in the accounts department, he was employed there just less than a year. In January 2010, Lee decided to pursue a different career path and bought a Pub in his local area which he ran with his wife for nearly 4 years. Following the birth of his son Lee left the Pub and joined Impress North East as Engineering Administrator and then progressed to Office Manager. 

In his spare time, Lee enjoys playing darts, socialising, listening to music and spending quality time with his family. 

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