And Enterprise’s very own Claire H., Branch Manager in Scotland, is among this prestigious group.
The Women of the Future awards were founded in 2006 as a platform to recognize remarkable female talent in the U.K.
The awards recognize inspirational, high-achieving women age 35 and younger across several sectors. Claire H., a Branch Rental Manager in Scotland, has worked diligently over the course of her career and was selected as the award recipient in this year’s business category.
Claire’s success story
The Glasgow, Scotland, native hit the ground running upon joining Enterprise as a Management Trainee in 2014. Ever since, she’s made a point to seize every opportunity that comes her way. And she has the results to prove it.
Performance isn’t the only reason Claire leads the pack. She recognizes that customer service, employee engagement and employee development all go hand-in-hand.
“Claire drives her success by developing the people around her,” Area Manager Oliver B. says. “She stands out among the Scotland Operating Group as an exceptional leader, and the Group’s Assistant Manager and Management Assistant talent pool has greatly benefited from her commitment to developing her team,” Oliver adds. “Claire has helped her team secure 35 promotions – 19 of which have taken place in the past 12 months.”
One of those promotions was Branch Manager Sarah M., former Paisley Assistant Branch Manager.
“She’s incredibly inspiring, empowering, motivating and encouraging in everything she does” Sarah says of Claire. “We have MTs who drive nearly two hours one way from across Scotland and Northern Ireland just to attend her training classes. I honestly haven’t met another person who puts so much of their personal time into helping other employees succeed – some of whom aren’t even on her direct team.”
Going the extra mile
Claire puts just as much effort into the community as she does her employees. After reading a newspaper article about a businessman who was starting a food bank down the street from her branch, Claire took it upon herself to see what Enterprise could do to help.
“The article caught my interest so I paid him a visit and simply asked what Enterprise could do to help get the food bank rolling,” Claire says. “Now, every Friday, one person from our team drives an Enterprise van to collect donations from local stores and delivers the goods to the Community Fridge.”
It’s the combination of Claire’s tremendous success as a Branch Manager and her passion to go above and beyond to help others that led Oliver to nominate her for the Women of the Future award.
Besides being incredibly humbled, Claire hopes her nomination – and win – inspires females across the company to strive for their full potential every day. “I’m a philanthropic person at heart and enjoy helping others,” she says. “Everything I do above and beyond my role adds to my job satisfaction, so to be recognized for that among my peers makes me think I’m doing something right.”