This year was particularly special as employees considered the impact their colleagues had on marking Slimming World’s 50th anniversary last September. Clare was responsible for co-ordinating and managing Slimming World’s Golden Bus Tour last year – a 12-week celebration which saw a Big Gold Slimming World Bus travel around the UK and Ireland, visiting 59 locations. Clare has also played a huge part in helping the Slimming World prepare to reopen its real-life groups after months of lockdown, with the first groups opening two weeks ago.
Clare, who also won the title of Employee of the Year in 2014, says: “I still can’t believe I won. I love my job and I’ve been so lucky to work with so many amazing people over the years. And to know it was my colleagues who voted for me makes the win that bit more special.
“Slimming World has always invested in my development with various training courses, and always encouraged me to reach for my dreams. I’ve really grown up with the company and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve been given. I can’t imagine working anywhere else and so excited to see what the next 22 years bring!”
The annual awards, which are usually held at the Birmingham International Convention Centre, were streamed online this year. However, Clare says this didn’t stop her from celebrating in style. She says: “My colleagues, and friends and family went above and beyond to make sure the day was still special, and we enjoyed the festivities with a socially-distanced garden party and a team Zoom party! It was a lovely evening and although we couldn’t be with each other in person, it still felt like we were all together!”
Marketing Manager Catherine Fox, who manages Clare, says: “We couldn’t be prouder of Clare. Not only is she an integral part of our team, she’s well-known across the company for her warm personality and vast business knowledge. She really puts her heart and soul into every project she’s tasked with, and her passion and commitment for Slimming World shines through in everything she does, so it’s easy to see why her colleagues put her forward for the award!”
Slimming World introduced a temporary virtual service when lockdown closed its community groups across the UK and Ireland. From Monday 10th August, throughout August and September Slimming World Consultants and members will be safely returning to their much-loved groups in the heart of communities.