Meet… Donna French
July 31, 2019
Production Manager, Donna French, has been part of the team at Aworth Survey Consultants for 30 years, with a short break at a local architectural practice.
Donna leads CAD production at Aworth Survey Consultants and has wide experience in implementing all new CAD software and in-house CAD training; all work is quality controlled by Donna before being issued.
In addition to managing the team, Donna also continues to work as a CAD technician and she specialises in 2D and 3D modelling using Autodesk AutoCAD software and PDS.
Having been with the firm for a long time, Donna has seen the world of CAD production change hugely.
“More or less everything was drawn by hand when I first started and I have seen the introduction of AutoCAD software and its development over the years,” says Donna.
Within her role, Donna says there are a number of elements which she particularly enjoys.
“I really enjoy seeing our team learn new skills and take pride in the work they do,” she explains. “I also take great pride in the feedback we regularly receive from our clients about the quality of our work. In addition, it’s always gratifying when routines I implement save the firm time and money.”
When she’s not at work, Donna enjoys time with her family and is heavily involved with life in Uckfield too. She’s been married to Doug for 37 years and has three children and two grandchildren, who she tries to see as much as possible.
Donna has lived in Uckfield for many years and she’s passionate about the town; she recently embarked on her second term as a town councillor.
“It’s a cliché, but I want to give something back,” she explains.
On top of this, she opened a fancy dress shop in the town a year ago, which friends and family support her in running.
Back at work, Donna says she’s proud to be part of a firm which has developed an excellent reputation.
I believe my team’s contribution to that comes from the presentation and clarity of our final product,” says Donna. “It’s technically accurate and we make it easy to read and understand.