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Cat Harris

Learning & Development Business Partner

Cat is a Learning & Development Business Partnerin our Learning & Development team in Haywards Heath.

Current role

Learning & Development Business Partner. I liaise with the business to ascertain what coaching, training and design is required. I specialise in the delivery of management and leadership training. 

How long have you been working at 1ST CENTRAL?

Since early 2012.

Tell us about your career path here at 1ST CENTRAL.

I started at 1ST CENTRAL as  Learning & Development Trainer and have recently return from maternity leave and snapped up the opportunity to become a Business Partner. 

What do you love about your current role?

I really enjoy working with different departments and meeting new people. I’m passionate about Learning & Development and love seeing people improve their knowledge and skills.

What’s the best thing about 1ST CENTRAL as a company?

The fact that they encourage staff to develop their skills. Any employee can ask for training and, as long as there is a business case for it, it’s likely to be accepted. I’m about to complete a Diploma in NLP which will help me understand me and in turn other people.

What did you want to be as a kid?

I’ve always been into CSI and wanted to be a Forensic Investigator, even before the TV series started.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I have a little boy and we love causing chaos together.

Who would play you in the movie about your life?

Cameron Diaz, as she’s a good laugh and doesn’t take herself too seriously.