Award joy for Carol

The HR manager at timber window and door manufacturer Allan Brothers has received a prestigious national accolade.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 8:53 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 4:57 pm
Carol Bruce and David Hopkins, managing director of the Timber Trade Federation. Picture by Em Fitzgerald Photography.

According to Carol Bruce’s company, which is based in Berwick: ‘Her support of colleagues and guidance across the business has been pivotal to the success of a recent change transformation project.’

She won the inaugural Rising Star Award at the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards.

Sponsored by the Timber Trade Federation, this new category recognises those individuals whose dedication and hard work have had a significant impact on their organisation or the wider industry.

Carol said: “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to receive this award.

“This is the first nomination that we’ve had of this kind and so it will mean a lot to the company.

“I started in sales administration before working my way up to HR – it’s good to know that the company believes in me and has supported me in moving on and advancing in my career.

“The woodworking industry is a healthy and thriving industry, and now is our chance to shine and to get wooden windows out into the public.”

The award was presented during a celebratory evening held at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London.

Helen Hewitt, chief executive of the BWF, said: “Carol has supported Allan Brothers through a period of significant change and has been a key driver of transformation, as well as a pillar of support for her colleagues.

“It’s clear that Carol has had a positive impact on the company, above and beyond her HR role in areas new to her. My congratulations go to her for winning the first ever Rising Star Award.

“The quality of the entries that we’ve received this year is exceptional, with each individual demonstrating the talent, creativity and passion of our industry.

“Our sector makes a significant contribution to the UK’s construction and manufacturing industries, and it’s fantastic to bring together our most talented individuals and organisations to champion their achievements.”