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Jane left catering college in 1988 with a BTEC National Diploma in Hotel Management, 2 Chef qualifications ( incl experience working in the kitchens at The Dorchester) and 1 Classic French Silver Service qualification. After various roles with The Forte Group including Receptionist, Reservations Manager and Food & Beverage Controller in Accounts, she spent a few years cutting her teeth in the world of sales, firstly doing door to door sales on business parks selling perfume but mainly she had Telesales Roles for a computer gaming distributor and an Employment Law firm.
In January 1997 she joined Nimans Ltd as a Dealer Sales account manager, quickly progressing to Team Leader and Dealer Sales Trainer. Following a brief period of uncertainty, along with Vincent she started Trust Distribution in January 2004 from their home, with nothing but a pen, a notepad, a DECT phone and a lot of grit and determination, to create a distribution company which would stand out in the market as the only 100% “Dealer Only” Distributor in the channel. Becoming a Ltd company in February 2005, taking on 2 sales staff Craig & Lee who are still cornerstones of the company today, along with welcoming Terry Ambrose on board in June 2005, Jane, Vincent & Terry dug deep worked hard and followed their business dreams.
Being an organiser, Jane built the administration backbone of the company, dealing with setting up the computer system, the HMRC requirements, Payroll, Banking and overall accounting proceedures, a real baptism of fire for a former silver service waitress and apart from learning along the way from the company various accountants, shes mainly self taught.
Jane became Financial Director of Trust Distribution in 2008 and shes nurtured the financial development year on year, she has a passion for customer service and staff development, she had hard working ethics and values, believes firmly in making sure her customers and staff are appreciated and valued, and she has a hunger for learning and progression.
In her spare time, to counteract the often back office slog of company finances, she enjoys reading, regularly attends the gym, dines out with friends, enjoys wine tasting, vacations to satisfy her great sense of adventure and buys shoes…too many shoes…but that’s another story for another day.
Jane is a proud mother to 25yr old Chandelle who is a Therapeutic Parent in a childrens home, and a proud stepmum to 25 yr old Francesca whos a recently qualified Staff Nurse and 19yr old drama student Natalie.
Her dislikes include moths, sharks, goats cheese and bad table manners.