A procurement and supply chain team leader from Macildowie has been named as this year’s ‘Rising Star’ at the Enterprising Women Awards 2011.
Claire Fletcher impressed the judges of the awards scheme, run by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, after launching Macildowie’s procurement and supply chain division in 2010.
The ‘Rising Star’ award is designed to recognise the efforts of those in the workplace who have gone the extra mile and achieved unrivalled success – something that was evident from Claire’s entry.
In an 18-month period, Claire secured contracts with high profile clients including Boots, Eon and Rolls Royce. She also took the division from a standing start to achieving a turnover of more than £500,000.
The judges were also impressed with Claire’s ability to juggle her career and fundraising efforts in her own time. In the past year alone, she has helped to raise £5,000 for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough, which offers care for adults with progressive and advanced illness.
Commenting on Claire’s success, James Calder, director at Macildowie, said:
“Claire has a work rate to rival the best and is an example to others at Macildowie. She has shown guts and determination to establish a new division, raise the name of the brand and achieve impressive figures. She did all of this in the midst of a recession when others shied away from growth.
“Commercially minded procurement and supply chain professionals are hugely desirable as demand on both sectors continues to increase. Clients are seeking candidates who can adapt, take on more and adopt the flexible approach required in this fast changing industry.
“Claire and her team continue to find the right people for public sector and blue chip procurement and supply chain roles and this award is testament to her amazing efforts over the last 18 months.”
The ‘Rising Star’ award was presented to Claire during a ceremony held at Derbyshire’s historic Chatsworth House.