For over a decade Sarah designed and commissioned propulsion equipment in the train industry, including for the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Company. The progressive Regenerative Breaking System developed for this project fed the breaking energy of each tram back onto the line for ensuing trams.
Back in the UK, Sarah delved into the fabric industry, developing automated control systems for machines coating, weaving, drying, and cutting high endurance materials such as ship sails and outdoor clothing.
Sarah enjoys taking design information and transforming it into working products which not only look smart but are logical and ergonomic to maintain and develop.
Running a tight ship in the workshop, Sarah builds an array of control panels and carries out testing with the software team before the panels are shipped to site for installation and commissioning.
Playing with trains in Hong Kong was a really enjoyable site experience for me, especially type testing in the nighttime when we had the tracks all to ourselves!
Hiking is a favourite pastime for my family, taking in the views atop the mountains of North Wales and the Lake District in particular. A packed lunch at the summit after a morning climb is stunning and satisfying.
Sticking with the outdoor theme, every summer I run an activity holiday for teenagers from church where we do activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, coasteering, rock climbing, volleyball, and swimming throughout North Wales.