Continuing our proud tradition of promoting within the team, and dedicating resources to developing staff, last week we moved to appoint Laura Marriner as our new Commercial Director.
Having joined the company in 2012 as a Finance Assistant, Laura is approaching her fourth year at Pebbletree. During this time, she has seen her role develop and evolve within the business, as additional services and brands were launched by Pebbletree, including cloud-based contact centre management system, Quvu, and virtual receptionist (VR) solution, Simply66, with which Laura was given the responsibility of Acting Team Leader.
Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2015, we were named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Echo Portfolio Business Awards in November, a testament to how the team functions, according to our Managing Director, Janni Thornton: “We launched Pebbletree knowing that if we treated our staff right, we could build a successful company where people would want to come and work.”
Laura joined the Pebbletree family with a strong background in finance. She had experience working in account-based different roles for engineering, manned security and property development.
As the business continued to grow around her, Laura’s hard work was recognised with a move into a supervisory role, overseeing both the VR team and Finance teams; as she explains: “Pebbletree is ever-evolving. There is always something happening or something new in the pipeline – every day is completely different!
“The environment is one where all members of staff have an input in the business, and their ideas and suggestions are always considered. The culture here creates a happy team and everyone really does get along, it’s a great team of people to work alongside.”
With our VoIP telephony brand, Soho66, being named ‘Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise) at the recent ITSPA awards, there is an air of expectancy at Pebbletree, with continued development and innovation providing further opportunity for staff development – and promotions such as that of Laura.
She added: “I am absolutely thrilled at the opportunity of this new role, it’s hard to believe that I am in this position now after such a short period. Part of the culture here is to promote within the business and personal development of our staff is something that I can personally say works as my time here has proved – hopefully this will continue for years to come!”