Galway graduate, Louise, is an Area Manager in North Leinster, Ireland and is native to England with Irish parents. Louise relocated to Mayo, Ireland when she was 10 years old, then moved to Galway later in life.
Within just two years of starting her career, Louise was promoted to Branch Manager at the Galway branch. Throughout her tenure in this role, Louise exemplified exceptional leadership, resulting in an impressive tally of 11 promotions for the individuals under her guidance. Fast forward to 2022 and Louise was promoted to Area Manager in Ireland and looking after a region of four branches.
Louise said “It doesn’t matter what level you are, whether a graduate management trainee or a branch manager, there is always someone to support you. Thanks to the promote-from-within culture, the support is from someone who is always knowledgeable and empathetic because they’ve experienced what you have. It makes you feel like a valuable member of the team and not just a number in the company.”
Throughout her career, she has been given the opportunity to get involved in additional activities related to diversity and philanthropy through the company’s many Employee Resource Groups. She is currently on the Wellbeing Committee which focuses on creating a company culture that is accessible and inclusive; somewhere that everyone will want to work and other companies will want to do business with.
“Mental health is less of a taboo subject now and I want to be there and support people within the company as people have done for me”
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