A former pub landlady of fifteen years has swapped her life of pulling pints to become the first female salesman at Guest Truck and Van.
Jo Paige, from Peterborough, who is also a football coach at weekends, saw the job advertised and decided to swap her job behind a bar, to change careers entirely and become a truck sales-person.
Guest Truck and Van, who are one of the UK’s largest commercial motor vehicle dealerships, and have over 500 employees nationwide, have a site in Peterborough.
Talking of her new job, the 38-year-old mother of two, said: “After spending so much of my life working in pubs I really fancied a change, but I still wanted to remain working alongside people on a day-to-day basis because that is what I know and love.
“Before I took this job my only involvement with trucks was during the during early morning barrel deliveries at the pub, but I’m learning fast and I’m really enjoying the people aspect of the job,” she said.
Jo, who worked in the pub trade since the age of 18, was manager of The Hampton in Hampton Peterborough, and The Paul Pry on Lincoln Road in Peterborough for the last eight years, before deciding on a change of career.
“I loved working in pubs and it was my life for so long and suited my lifestyle then when I was a young mother. But I knew I needed to make a change so this is what I decided to do and so made the change in September. And I really love it and I’m out all over the area building my own client portfolio. I’ve found that there’s a real buzz in making a sale. There’s real energy in the whole process; everything from working out what it is exactly the client wants to deciding what product you think will work best for them is really exciting. Once you make one sale, you just want to keep going!
“Working here at Guest is a real career start for me, and I’m determined to learn everything I can.”
For more information about Guest Truck and Van, visit their website at http://www.guesttruckandvan.co.uk/iveco/