Introducing Rachael Doran, HR Manager at IFG Drake, Huddersfield, UK 

September 2023 saw IFG Drake in Huddersfield welcome Rachael Doran as HR Manager. With four short weeks under her belt, we caught up with Rachael to find out more about her. 

Rachael’s recent roles included working for a UPVC window manufacturer, and previously for an automotive manufacturing company, who were a direct customer of IFG, so she had some previous knowledge of the business and what it does. Her previous company were supplied with IFG fibres as raw material to manufacture into car components including wheel arches and heat shields. 

Having had some previous experience of IFG as a supplier, alongside a strong manufacturing background, when Rachael saw the opportunity for a part-time HR Manager at Golcar, she leapt at the chance. The role tied in perfectly with her desire for an improved work-life balance that would allow her to continue a career she loves, whilst also caring for a young family. 

So how have the first four weeks been? 

“The people here are lovely and so helpful”, says Rachael, “They really can’t do enough for you. It’s such a good culture here, with multiple team members who have been here for their whole working lives. The company promotes development from within, and has seen staff start at factory level and work their way right through the company into management positions. This enables organic growth of people and the company itself, whilst maintaining the industry knowledge that goes with a huge breadth of experience within the organisation.” 

“People who work at IFG are hugely passionate about what they do. Everyone is empowered, and encouraged to suggest improvements wherever they can, especially in Health and Safety and Production. Any new starter here can easily see the opportunity for personal development, with a clear development platform to climb the career ladder and go as far as they would want within the company.” 

Rachael is currently recruiting for two posts – for more information on those visit the careers page here: Careers – IFG – International Fibres Group