Known as a ‘great mentor’ and ‘the ultimate professional’, it’s no surprise our Lancashire sales manager Lesley Myers has earned a national peer accolade as well as the respect of her colleagues.
Nominated by her fellow employees, Lesley, who has worked for us for 17 years, was one of two nationwide winners of the Peer Award and received the honour at the company’s annual sales conference.
It was a “real surprise” for Lesley, from Standish, who took the reins as acting head of sales at our Chorley-based Lancashire division last July, following a move by former sales director Claire Jarvis to Group sales director.
Lesley stepped up pending the appointment of a permanent sales director and it’s been a position she has both enjoyed and excelled at; and recognition from her peers has been a crowning achievement.
“The award really does mean a lot,” she said. “It’s been hard work these last few months but I’ve really enjoyed it and, of course, it’s always lovely to be recognised for your work.
“I am looking forward to handing over the reins to the new sales director with the division in a positive position, and continuing in my role as sales manager.”
While put forward for the award by her colleagues, our board of directors chose the final two winners from the nominees.
Steve Greenhalgh, managing director at our Lancashire division, said: "Lesley has seamlessly stepped up to the plate as acting head of sales for the last eight months. During that time she has also bedded in two trainee areas sales managers and maintained a consistent sales record.
“Lesley is the ultimate professional, great on detail and knows how to manage and motivate a team. She is also a great mentor to her team and has given me brilliant support. We are really lucky to have her and she is Redrow Lancashire through and through.”
As sales manager for its Lancashire division, Lesley oversees a team of areas sales managers, sales consultants and support staff, who between them are responsible for 16 developments across Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.