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Pavey Group Sponsor Herald Express Women of Achievement Awards


Pavey Group is delighted to sponsor the first Herald Express Women of Achievement Awards.

We have a strong commitment to the development of women in the workplace. Forty seven out of seventy six employees at our offices in Torquay and Exeter are women, including two of our ten directors, Melanie Birchell and Michele Parker.

Melanie joined the company twenty three years ago and became a director in 2010. She leads our Leisuresure Team specialising in insurance for the leisure and tourism industry. Michele joined as a Director of Pavey Group Financial Services in 2004. Michele is qualified to advise on all areas of financial planning but specialises in Inheritance Tax Planning, Trusts and investments.

Recent research has clearly demonstrated that the appointment of a female director to a board can improve a company’s performance and this has proved the case with Pavey Group.

We have chosen to support the Woman of the Year award because we feel this is the ultimate category. The winner will be an inspirational person, demonstrating exceptional qualities in her chosen field.

Graham Brown, Managing Director of Pavey Group and Malcolm Swift, Managing Director of Pavey Group Financial Services, added “Melanie and Michele are two highly successful leaders within Pavey Group and have helped the company to grow significantly. They are excellent role models for all staff. We take personal development very seriously and operate an effective training and development programme. All staff are encouraged and supported to enhance their knowledge by studying for professional qualifications.”