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Avril has worked in HR for over 25 years and has a proven track record of success working in a diverse range of sectors including large international companies such as Coca Cola through to Venture Capital backed SMEs. Avril was a founding HR Board Director for Safestore Self-Storage and worked with the business as they developed and grew from an SME into the FTSE 250 organisation they are today.
A strong generalist Avril focuses on delivering effective solutions to meet strategic business objectives and to consistently improve business performance. She is results oriented with excellent relationship management skills and an ability to work both strategically and at a hands-on level. Avril enjoys providing coaching, training and mentoring to build cohesive teams working to achieve individual targets and company objectives.
Avril has won several awards for her work in HR and change management including the Winner of European Business Award – Rueben d’honeur “Employer of the Year” Award, in 2010. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has an MBA from Henley Business School.
Avril lives in Kent with her husband, dog, ducks and chickens. When she is not busy working Avril enjoys art, in particular oil painting and has recently completed a Diploma in Fine Art. She has a love of animals and has hand reared several abandoned ducklings who used to follow her around the garden every day before eventually flying off to independence.