HMT’s newest recruit wins  Silver at the Commonwealth Games!

HMT new joiner Susie Gilbert recently represented the England women’s hockey team at the Commonwealth Games and returned home from Glasgow with a Silver medal!

Commonwealth Games Silver medalistsAt HMT, our employees are not only very competent in their jobs; they are also remarkable people outside of the workplace. Our newest recruit Susie Gilbert is one of these people.  Susie plays for the English women’s hockey team who recently won a Silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Susie has been playing for the England and Great Britain women’s hockey team since 2008 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games was not her first international competition appearance.  Her medal adds to two from the European Cup and one from the World Cup.

After a tough game against New Zealand in the semi-final at the Commonwealth Games, Susie and the team won their ticket to the final of the Commonwealth Games to play against the Aussie’s!

The final against the Australian Hockeyroos was an intense one seeing England leading for nearly the entire game with a score of 1-0, when with only 11 seconds away from what would have been a remarkable and brilliant victory, Australia fired in a shot from a penalty corner making the match decider for the Gold medal go to a penalty shootout.  It was Australia who held their nerve in the end to defend their Commonwealth crown with a 3-1 shootout victory meaning England came back home with a well deserved Silver medal.  A big congratulations to the girls!

Susie Gilbert commented:

“Representing Team England at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was such an honour and to come home with a silver medal at the end of the competition was incredible. Standing on the podium alongside my teammates was so special and it was amazing to be able to share that moment with them, especially knowing all the hard work we had put in.”

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Susie will be joining HMT on Monday 01 September as a part-time assistant after a well-earned holiday. Her work will fit around her training schedule at Bisham Abbey as the team look to build on their success at the Commonwealth Games and prepare for the Rio Olympic games, where Susie hopes to fulfil her ambition to become an Olympian and add to her already impressive collection of medals.

Susie is not the first hockey player to join HMT, Senior Audit Manager Jonty Clarke represented Team GB at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012.

HMT are proud to be supporting Susie and her Olympic aspirations and helping her to prepare for her career after sport.


Photo credit: Ady Kerry