Success is cosmetic for sales leader in nationwide top 20

Helen Redman of Spalding with her Avon Business Award.
Helen Redman of Spalding with her Avon Business Award.
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Dreams have come true in more ways than one for Spalding mother-of-two Helen Redman after being rewarded for impressive sales results by cosmetic giant Avon.

Helen (32) has been recognised as one of the top 20 sales leaders in the UK because of her efforts over the past year in heading up a team of 150 Avon sales representatives in the South Holland and Deepings area.

As well as a glass trophy, Helen was also given a short break in the Morroccan city of Marrakesh for growing her sales to the point of being 14th best sales leader in the UK.

She said: “I knew I was in with a chance of getting a prize when some details were announced at a big Avon conference in Birmingham a few weeks ago.

“To come 14th in the UK, have a holiday in a place I’ve never been to before and have the chance to achieve even more in the coming year is exciting.

“It’s a dream job for me because I’m self-employed, I work when I want and I can work from home with just a laptop and telephone.”

Helen started selling Avon products two years ago after previously working in the hair and beauty industry and, more recently, for NFU Mutual insurance.

She said: “It was something that got me out of the house after I had my children and after I spent time as a sales representative, I trained as an executive sales leader where I recruit and guide new sales representatives.

“I love what I’m doing and the biggest thing I’ve found is if you have a positive outlook, you’ll want to succeed.”