Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

In this article supporting International Women’s Day, we profile Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at CFMS.

Sam SmallWhat is your role?

I am Chief Operating Officer (COO) at CFMS.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

With responsibility for leading the day-to-day operations of the company, I most enjoy the variety of the role. From developing and overseeing business strategy to the design, development, operation and improvement of our technical infrastructure that delivers the services we offer, no two days are the same. With CFMS focus on delivering high value design capability to UK organisations, we get to meet and collaborate with some innovative and inspiring companies and individuals.

What is your background?

My background is in finance and I have spent the majority of my career working in the professional services sector which I thoroughly enjoyed. Advanced engineering is very different but very rewarding. With responsibility for ensuring that operations across business development, marketing and technical functions are efficient and effective, I get to work with some exceptional and interesting people.

What advice would you give to women in Business?

Trust your intuition, and don't be afraid to ask for help when it's needed. There is no substitute for hard work, but always make sure you enjoy what you do and manage to have some fun while you are doing it.

What are you most looking forward to? Any predictions for the future?

High value manufacturing is continuing to benefit from the range of new technologies and materials that are being introduced. High value design or HVD is another area that will flourish, and for CFMS, we look forward to working with industry, academia and government to deliver our vision. Digital technology is also a fascinating area, with the potential to transform high value design and manufacturing in many ways for the sector and the economy.

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