“Audrey has superb relationship building skills. In my role as Training and Development Manager for the HomeForm Group, my time was stretched across three key brands Sharps Bedrooms, Moben Kitchen and Dolphin Bathrooms. Audrey quickly identified how to ensure a greater proportion of this time would be spent supporting Sharps and in particular the sales team.
Audrey is able to proactively build strong relationships for short and long term benefit. Understanding and prioritising the value of relationships in the light of business requirements and being fully aware of the needs of others, Audrey consistently optimised the benefit that both myself and other stakeholders brought to her team.
Audrey communicated effectively with people at all levels demonstrating an openness and honesty which linked to her own motivation and focus on success enabled them to work confidently together to develop “win-win” outcomes.
Within her role as Sales Director at Sharps Bedrooms, Audrey projected a justified self-confidence and belief which was transmitted to her Regional Managers who in turn approached their own roles in the same manner leading to a significant uplift in sales. Audrey was innovative throughout and continually looked for new opportunities to grow the business, reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Able to effectively challenge and question established systems norms and culture and to raise important issues in the face of anticipated or actual opposition Audrey brought about significant improvement to the way in which the Regional Managers and their teams worked. This in turn also supported sales growth. Her team were set challenging yet realistic objectives which they embraced in the knowledge that the resources and support was in place to help them deliver as required.
Throughout her time at Sharps, Audrey took every opportunity to deliver high quality outcomes within appropriate timescales. Her “can do” attitude and energy permeated across the business ensuring the sales process and other parts of the business worked in a more cohesive manner for the benefit of all.
Audrey continually challenged, enabled, developed and motivated in a way which brought on board all potential stakeholders to willingly work towards an inspired vision.”
Malcolm Hewitt, HomeForm Group, Training and Development Manager