Leigh Nelson, store director at Specsavers Newtownards, has been named as the overall Retail Ambassador of the Year during a celebration of the 2016 Worldpay everywoman in Retail ambassadors in London.
12 ambassadors were celebrated during the gala event at The Langham Hotel, but it was Leigh who was singled out by the judges to be selected as the 2016 Retail Ambassador of the Year. Judges commended Leigh, who has been with the opticians on High Street since it opened in 2001, for her commitment to her 20 team members whom she actively mentors and encourages to progress in their careers by pursuing life-long qualifications.
Alongside this, her outstanding commercial performance in-store, resulting in a £1.2million turnover and a 4% increase in sales, further proved her commitment to what she calls ‘a career and not just a job’.
Truly inspirational and successful women
Leigh was absolutely delighted with her award win: ‘To be named as one of the 12 Retail Ambassadors for 2016 was fantastic, but to be selected by such an esteemed panel of judges from the world of retail as the 2016 Retail Ambassador of the Year is such an honour.
‘I met some truly inspirational and successful women at the event it was certainly a room to be reckoned with! I would never have won this award if it weren’t for the brilliant team in Specsavers Newtownards.’
For further information about the Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassador Programme visit www.everywoman.com/retail