A CASUAL job that turned into a flourishing full-time career led Christine Smith to be awarded the highest accolade from The Body Shop at Home.
The Helmshore mother-of-three was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for her success in 2014 by The Body Shop at Home at the spring conference on February 7.
Christine, 42, said: “Never did I imagine that it would become the success it has.
“To receive this award is without a doubt the proudest moment of my working life. I love working with my customers and team of consultants and managers, to help them achieve their goals.”
In 2007 both Christine and her husband Kevin were made redundant from Airtours Holidays.
She initially became a Body Shop at Home party planner intending to work one night a week for six months having already started another business.
Kevin is now a self-employed driving instructor.
Last year Christine decided to concentrate solely on The Body Shop at Home and her decision proved to be the right one.
She said: “I’ve always been a fan of the ethics of The Body Shop, and the gorgeous products, and quickly became addicted to the social aspect of the job and building a business.”
The award is the highest accolade that can be achieved by party plan consultants and managers within The Body Shop at Home, and recognises achievements in sales, recruiting, supporting and developing managers and consultants, and fundraising.
Along with the trophy Christine also won £1,000 which is paying for a holiday to Scotland when the family will be white water rafting.
Her sales and recruitment success has also won her trips to Thailand and Singapore and in March she will be going to the Dominican Republic with the company. She has been on spa weekends and invited to glitzy balls.
“When I started this seven years ago I never dreamed how far it would take me,” said Christine. “I am delighted that it has been such a success and would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way.”
She has vacancies on her team for consultants and fast-track managers throughout the Lancashire area. To find out more call 07817 000328.