Sharon Kaye, our Business Process & HR Manager became one of Auger's first few employees back in the summer of 1997. Sharon has been an integral part of the company since its beginning, and having grown professionally alongside the business for 24 years, she now plays a central role in building its future.
When Sharon joined the Auger team she had a hand in a various number of our now well-established departments, taking on the responsibility of drafting technical reports, returning sales calls and managing our accounts and invoicing. Since the early days, she has guided us through our transition from our first few employees to a company with a workforce of over 150 people as our head of HR.
Sharon provides personal and professional support to each and every Auger employee, day in, day out, despite the challenges of doing so with a team that is almost 70% remote. As many of us can attest, she is always on hand to provide an attentive ear and a helping hand, and is dedicated to making sure every individual feels taken care of in times of need. As part of this commitment, Sharon facilitated the introduction of our comprehensive health plan earlier this year, which provides access to numerous health and well-being services for our employees and their families.
Sharon is responsible for ensuring that our business processes are always compliant with legal standards, and has been instrumental in the majority of Auger's accreditations. Most recently, Sharon led the team in maintaining our accreditations in ISO9001 (Quality), ISO14001 (Environmental) and ISO45001 (Health & Safety), with zero non-conformances recorded at audit. Sharon also played a central part in our Investors in People Gold accreditation, a global benchmark when it comes to people management, in 2020, and our RoSPA Gold Fleet Safety Award in 2018.
Outside of her role at Auger, one of Sharon's personal achievements is having won '1st Crew' in the 'B Series' sailing competition in 1995 as a member of Hoylake Sailing Club. Following this triumph, in the late 1990's, Sharon achieved her RYA Skipper's Qualification after attending night classes at Hoylake Sailing School.
"Without Sharon being at the heart of Auger for the last 24 years, it would not be the company it is today." - David Brewster, MD.