Search

Swanscombe mum nominated as retail rising star

12:41 27 July 2012

Rickie Stevens

Rickie Stevens

Archant

A single mother from Swanscombe who until a few years ago was unemployed has been shortlisted for a Retailer Learner of the Year award and will get the chance to meet TV Dragon Theo Paphitis.

Rickie Strevens, 33, signed up for an 8-week retail training course which led to her securing a full-time position at Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop in Bluewater and she then became store manager within a matter of months.

She has been recognised for her efforts in the prestigious Skillsmart Retail Rising Stars Awards run by trade magazine Retail Week and in September Rickie will head to a star-studded ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair.

Rickie said: “As a single parent most retail positions would not fit around home life but, because of my enthusiasm from the course, I found myself in a position that allowed me to work and care for children in a way I felt comfortable with.”

0 comments

Latest News

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Barking Mad

Pair’s passion for canines led to new business looking after pets while owners are away

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Lee Aldous

Lee Aldous asked police if he could “go home” after crash

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Temperatures are predicted to reach about 30 degrees tomorrow.

Send us your pics of yourself enjoying the sunshine

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Dartford Crossing

Gareth Johnson says hundreds of people have contacted him

Most read

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition


Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder