POWER LIST 2017: Karen Sheppard, Director, People First Mobility

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Leading from the front is not a quality all mobility retailers are lucky enough to have in their bosses. Putting business and clients first can be difficult for directors juggling work and personal life.

But director Karen Sheppard has been true to the name and values of her dealership over the last few years, inspiring her colleagues and driving the company’s performance during some challenging personal times.

Two years ago, Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer but colleagues tell how she continued to drive the business forward while undergoing treatment, even using FaceTime to stay in contact with the shop and ensure things were running smoothly.

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During her chemotherapy treatment she clocked up a remarkable number of awards, including finalist in the Skegness Business Awards and East Lindsey Awards, as well as a Business Person of the Year accolade.

Karen has won a string of Twitter awards and been recognised by retail entrepreneur and former TV Dragon Theo Paphitis.

“Karen has also just completed a retail management course on top of everything else. She works so hard and we are proud to have her as our boss,” says one colleague. “Despite everything, she has been so inspirational and amazing and deserves recognition.”

People First Mobility
Address: Unit 1, Lumley Square, Skegness, Lincs, PE25 3QL
Tel: 01754 898883
Twitter: @Pfmobility

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