Norwich Business Hero Winner Announced
Back in January 2017, Simplexity Travel launched an initiative to find Norwich’s Business Hero.
Simplexity Travel received scores of nominations over the eight weeks that followed, but it was Jamie Arnall of Fosters Solicitors who’s honest and open description of his associate that made his entry stand out as the winner.
Jamie, solicitor at Fosters in Norwich nominated Practice Director Andrea Spooner, who was announced as the winner for Norwich Business Hero on Tuesday 28th March 2017.
Jamie, when asked what made Andrea a business hero said
“She is the epitome of how people should treat each other within business: with trust, courtesy and respect. I also think Andrea embodies those things in a manager that are easy to take for granted. I thought Simplexity Travel’s competition was the ideal way to recognise her for those things.”
Andrea was overwhelmed with both her nomination and her resulting win. She said
“I am in complete shock. It’s the biggest compliment I could be given. I think I work harder now as a manager than when I was first appointed. The key to success is picking good people, giving them clear goals and making sure they feel they can talk to you at any point. I believe that heavily investing in people means you get the best out of them.”
Mark Smith, Simplexity’s Head of Business Development added:
“The moment we read Jamie’s entry we knew we had found our winner. Andrea has all the qualities that make a great leader – and more! She is a person who genuinely cares for her team, always making the time to listen and encourage.”
Because of her well-deserved win, Andrea will receive a luxury, all-expenses paid weekend in Paris for two along with £500 spending money.
Additionally, due to Simplexity Travel’s role as Norwich City FC’s official travel management partner, she and seven colleagues will get the full VIP treatment with a behind-the-scenes tour of the club’s training ground, giving them a chance to see the Canaries in a training session before a meeting, Q&A and photo opportunities with the team and management.
And as winner of Norwich Business Hero, Andrea also receives four pairs of tickets to a Norwich City home game of her choice.
We at Simplexity Travel Management would like to give a sincere congratulations to Andrea, along with a big thank you to Jamie for nominating such a formidable woman.