Employee Focus: Morgan Cope, Employee Engagement Coordinator
Welcome to our Employee Focus feature, which gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life and work of one of the Torque team.
We have over 1200 employees, and every single one of them has a story to tell. Morgan Cope, Employee Engagement Coordinator, is stepping into the spotlight this month.
We hope you enjoy this insight into Morgan and his job. If you’re interested in a career at Torque, visit our careers page and let us know. There is a huge range of roles across our business and one of them might be right for you.
Morgan only joined Torque six weeks ago, but he's quickly become one of the most recognisable faces around the business. In his role as Employee Engagement Coordinator Morgan is responsible for helping improve the employee experience.
Read on to find out how Morgan made the jump from hospitality to supply chain and why he now has an aversion to Turbot.
Read on to find out more about Morgan and his duties at Torque.
What is your role, and can you tell us a little about it?
My role is Employee Engagement Coordinator. It’s my job to get my colleagues as engaged as possible; this includes organising Sports & Social trips to Blackpool, working on developing our employee benefits or organising fundraising events for our Community Partner.
How long have you worked for Torque?
I’ve only been here for six weeks, so it’s been a bit of a whirlwind few weeks!
What do you love most about your job?
A big part of my job is talking to lots of different people; it’s something that I’ve always enjoyed. The key focus of my role is to improve my colleagues’ experience here at Torque, which is really positive, and it feels great to be a force for good.
What sort of work did you do before joining Torque?
Before working for Torque, I worked in the Hospitality industry for 14 years. It was a bit of a big jump, but I loved Torque because they saw the transferable skills I had and how I could be a real asset to them. I think anyone looking for a change should 100% consider a career in logistics.
What invaluable thing have you already learnt in your role?
Never make any assumptions! The devil is always in the detail.
What one piece of advice would you give someone interested in a similar job?
Just go for it. There are a lot of different skills that make you great for a role like this. It’s incredibly varied, so you’re never likely to know how to do everything all the time; it’s okay to ask questions!
Can you tell us the funniest or most exciting thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
While working in restaurants, we had one of my favourite musicians, MadLib, booked in for dinner. He ordered the whole menu twice, closing down the restaurant. He then invited the staff to his set, where he plied us with buckets of expensive wine and somehow got the biggest charcuterie board you’ve ever seen delivered at 1 am.
One of my favourite DJs, Gilles Peterson, reserved a table half an hour after close and pre-ordered a whole 2kg grilled Turbot. He arrived 30 minutes late on the day, so we had to recook a 2nd giant fish for him….
How do you think Torque go the extra mile for their employees?
From my experience as a new starter, everyone’s gone out of their way to be friendly and make me feel as comfortable as possible.
Will you share a fun fact about yourself?
I spend my free time cooking and baking, often taking days at a time just to make one loaf of bread (my partner thinks I’m mad!).
If you could invite three people (dead or alive) to a dinner party you were hosting, who would they be, and why would you ask them?
Anthony Bourdain, Massimo Bottura & Keith Floyd to do the cooking.
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