Michelle Harding-Terry has brought experience from various sectors including education to her busy director’s role at the Steetley Corner Group of companies, which includes SevenHills Fabrication.
Torquay-raised Michelle moved to Sheffield in 1986 and started her working life in estate agency undertaking various roles from receptionist to sales negotiator and property valuer for a number of well known estate agents across the city region.
The birth of her second child in 2000 also saw Michelle go to university where she spent the first year in Canterbury Christ Church University, completing the second and third year at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) Primary Education, with QTS.
Busy mum Michelle was also awarded the Fitzwilliam Prize for the ‘outstanding student in the area of Geography’ and was selected by the Sheffield Council as one of their ‘recommended teachers’.
Michelle worked in the independent sector teaching across all ages within the primary system with special responsibility for Mathematics Education, and Teacher Training and Development. She also worked on, and achieved, the Investors in People accreditation for the school.
Her final year of teaching was spent in the state system as a Key Stage 2 leader at Junior and Primary school before she entered her husband James’ family business at his request in 2013.
The duo led an MBO in 2017 taking full control and starting Steetley Corner Group Limited, providing central business services to its companies. Michelle and James set about re-structuring in order to focus on three key initiatives; growth, development and sustainability.
The teams at Steetley Corner Group are led by Michelle and James’ enthusiasm and determination to make the group’s companies into industry leaders, able to compete and to exceed customer requirements in any target marketplace.
SevenHills has demonstrated continued year-on-year growth and its turnover is now at more than £5m with investment pushing £1m plus. This has contributed to Steetley Corner Group’s forecast £11 million turnover this year.
Their eye for innovation has opened the companies up to new markets and a technology driven approach to improving skills and output across all corners of the business are hugely motivating, enabling all team members to recognise that they are part of something different.
Michelle’s main responsibilities include HR, development and training, Continuous Improvement, strategy, organisation, communication and apprenticeship development.
She remains very hands on leading the group and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers.