Signs Express (Lincoln) apprentice, Louise Alford, has been given the title of Employee of the Year beating stiff competition from the entire Signs Express network of more than 60 centres.
Louise was first introduced to the Signs Express network at the age of 12 when her father bought her some stickers for her motorbike helmet as she was a young trials rider. At the age of 15, Louise requested to do her work experience at the centre and her exemplary performance convinced Richard Howes, owner of Signs Express (Lincoln), to reward her with a fully licensed copy of design software, Corel Draw, which ignited her passion for sign making.
Since the completion of her GCSEs, Louise has been an apprentice at the centre, excelling at every task put in front of her. After six months, she took on some of the responsibilities of the Assistant Manager when he left and she has excelled in the role. The business has since posted its best ever results.
Richard Howes, owner of Signs Express (Lincoln) put Louise forward for the award, stating that, “Louise has joy in her soul. She is a constantly happy member of staff who is an absolute pleasure to have around. Such is Louise’s confidence and ability customers are regularly recommending us based on our service and expertise. Her recognition is testament to her hard work and dedication to learning all aspects of the role and I am so proud of her achievements this year.””
Once Louise’s apprenticeship finishes in 2017, she has a permanent place all lined up, as well as a brand-new company car as recognition of her accomplishments.
Craig Brown, Managing Director of Signs Express Ltd, commented that “The calibre of entries for the Employee of the Year Award blew us away. Every candidate has worked incredibly hard this year and were deserving of the recognition, but Louise stood out. To achieve what she has, at such a young age, is to be admired and I’m sure will be an inspiration to our other 400+ staff. Congratulations to all of the finalists and we wish Louise a happy future career with Signs Express.”
Signs Express (Lincoln) are the local specialists in all interior and exterior signage. Whatever your need they can help, give them a call today to get sound advice and assistance: 01522 530202
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