AVA Packaging Solutions Ltd
When Alison joined our department it would be fair to say it was in a state of chaos and disrepair, staff turnover was high and senior staff had either been sacked or left of their own accord, this left members of the team without support on major projects, a blame culture had taken hold and morale was at anall time low.Alison quickly took hold of the department and completely changed the way people worked, she re structured the department so that no members of the team felt unsupported making the best use of the various skill levels in the department, within a very small amount of time the difference was clear, the morale and performance of the team improved tremendously with major projects being delivered skilfully and to plan. This was no small feat and could not have been done without the support and guidance from Alison. She has encouraged people to believe in themselves again, and has brought out the very best in the team, in fact it really feels like a team now, one in which the members are happy to support each other, and share each others’ knowledge and experience, which is the complete opposite of how it feltbefore. Alison is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of packaging and packaging development, she is an extremely skilled manager and brings out the best in those around her, I have really enjoyed working for Alison she is the best manager I have ever worked for, she is so encouraging and supportive while constantly challenging you to be the best you can be. She really does care and she takes time to listento you. I really feel privileged for the time spent working for her.For me it has been literally life changing seeing that there is a better way, and feeling proud of my work again and looking around and seeing how she has changed my workmates as well – it’s nothing less than amazing. While it will be sad to see her go, she will be leaving behind a strong department, one that has changed for the better, a department that has been equipped with the best tools and skills for the job. Although she will have gone her mark will remain and her influence and support will continue to be felt. We will not forget her – it’s been a real pleasure, thanks Alison!