National award for ‘fair, positive and friendly’ manager at Holt department store
06:30 11 March 2014
A long-serving member of staff at Bakers and Larners department store in Holt has won a national award.
Maureen Hooker was voted best buyer manager at the Association of Independent Stores (AIS) Kitchenware awards.
Mrs Hooker has 20 years service, the last 14 of which have seen her running the cookshop and garden departments.
She said she was delighted to win the accolade from AIS which represents more than 300 stores nationwide.
The award was all the more special as it was voted for by more than 150 suppliers.
They described Mrs Hooker as being fair, with a clear vision for the department, and a positive and friendly approach.
Managing director Michael Baker said: “All at C T Baker Group are delighted that Maureen’s hard work and dedication has been rewarded in this way.”