Macarena Machado, SCS Group Operations Manager

Macarena Machado, Operations Manager

Macarena grew up in Tenerife and learnt English at school, moving to the UK when she was 16 to attend a boarding school in Kent. She is 100% Spanish although not many people can tell – apart from her name. After school, she knew she wanted to go to university, but in her own words had no idea what she wanted to do. She decided to do something that would give her options, choosing a BA in Business Administration which she did at the University of the West of England, graduating in 1999. After that she did an MA in Marketing.

Macarena joined SCS Group as a graduate in 2001 and has been here ever since. As the company has grown, her role has adapted to suit the company. She’s managed the service department as well as Easivent, the supply-only side of the company. A vital part of the SCS Group, it is often said that no-one knows how the company runs better than Macarena!

For the last seven years, Macarena has been Operations Manager, with responsibility for the company’s HR, quality accreditation and health and safety.

Macarena said: “I enjoy all parts of the job, I like the variety and that not one day is the same. It has also been really interesting seeing the company grow so much in this time, from around six members of staff when I joined, to more than 40 staff now with several offices around the country.”

Outside of work, Macarena is a busy mum-of-two who likes to keep fit and regularly attends yoga classes.

She said: “I also like baking and cooking for friends. I don’t have much spare time though as my two young children take most of it. They are into everything and enjoy lots of after-school activities, football, swimming, gymnastics, piano… the list goes on.”