It's a well-earned promotion for Robyn Stanton
It’s been four weeks since Robyn Stanton began her new role as Branch Manager in Chichester, following a well-earned promotion after almost four years with the business.
The former Team Supervisor joined us back in August 2017, and it’s been onwards and upwards ever since. Looking back over her near four-year Wolseley career, Robyn cites her two previous managers as big influences, and says that the self-confidence they instilled in her helped spur her on to make strong career progress.
She told us: “Both Alex Dennis and Mark Allan have had a great deal of influence in my journey with Wolseley so far. Each have given me a lot of support and help along the way giving me the confidence to progress into the Branch Manager position – so I’m really grateful to them for that.”
Robyn’s Area Manager Ben Bain added: “Back in September last year, during half-year reviews, we identified Robyn as having great potential above the role of supervisor, and her line manager had plotted her as a 3H on the 9 Box Grid. This meant Robyn was firmly on my radar for future progression opportunities. Her line manager implemented a PDP and worked diligently to give Robyn the right exposure to the branch manager role and responsibilities.
improving customer service and growing our business. By being here and seeing it for himself, I know John will be able to help us drive through those improvements.”
"Back in September last year, during half-year reviews, we identified Robyn as having great potential above the role of supervisor, and her line manager had plotted her as a 3H on the 9 Box Grid. This means Robyn was firmly on my radar for future progression opportunities."
With a team of nine staff, a busy trade counter and a large warehouse, Wolseley Peterborough has grown significantly in the two years since Simon took up the mantle of branch manager.
"When the role of branch manager came up we knew we already had an excellent candidate and a two-stage interview proved this, with Robyn demonstrating everything that had been worked on in the PDP. I'd like to say a big congratulations to Robyn, and I'm sure she will be a massive success.”
But despite the recognition and the promotion that has come with it, she’s not one to rest on her laurels, having set her sights firmly on the job at hand, adding: “I would like to continue to develop my career with Wolseley. My focus for the time being is on moving the branch forward and improving our share of the market in Chichester and the surrounding areas.”
"I would like to continue to develop my career with Wolseley. My focus for the time being is on moving the branch forward and improving our share of the marker in Chichester and the surrounding areas."
And while the day-job is no doubt very hectic and demanding, Robyn still finds the time to fully immerse herself in other Wolseley initiatives. Not only is she one of our Mental Health Champions, she is also looking to continue her progress by starting one of our Wolseley apprenticeships.
And it’s not just work keeping her busy - her social schedule is equally as jam-packed. She said: “I’m the proud owner of a horse, which is quite time-consuming – and now that Covid restrictions are being eased, my wife and I plan on doing some long weekends away exploring more of the UK. We are currently refreshing our bucket lists with plans to complete something every month after being shut in for so long. We also have some charity events we are planning on doing including the Moonlight Walk for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in September.”
Congratulations, Robyn, and all the very best in your new role.