Two team members from Wescot Credit Services, the largest debt provider for the UK retail market which is part of Cabot Credit Management, have secured a place on this year’s list of Hull and the Humber’s Top 30 Under 30.
Recognising rising stars in business, Emma Hardy and Jack Reger – who work at Wescot’s head office in Hull – have both earned a position on the prestigious list, which reveals the very best of young business talent across the region.
Hardy, who joined Wescot in 2018 and works as an accounts executive, secured her place on the list after taking the opportunity to increase her responsibility, which involved taking over the management of key clients within the business.
Introducing an improved training process that proved vital during the pandemic, and helping her team to perform above expected levels, Hardy’s thirst to continuously improve her skills and knowledge is clear to see, and her invaluable contribution has been key in supporting Wescot to navigate through 2020 successfully.
Reger, who works as a senior trace administer and joined Wescot in 2015, was quickly trusted to manage the portfolio of one of the business’ largest and most complex clients, demonstrating an expert level of competence.
With an open and supportive nature, he has a crystal clear focus on what needs to be achieved to meet business objectives, and embodies all of the qualities expected of someone that will be a future senior leader.
Now in its fourth year, The Hull and Humber Top 30 Under 30 aims to highlight and recognise rising stars in business across the region.
Each winner is enrolled onto a highly coveted Leadership, Excellence, Acceleration Programme (LEAP Programme), which provides them with a unique opportunity to further enhance their leadership skills. The winners will be guided by industry experts in leadership, self-development and communication to give them the awareness, confidence and skills needed to help progress their careers to become the region’s next generation of business leaders.
Hardy said of the accomplishment: “To become one of the Top 30 Under 30 is such a great achievement, and after what can only be described as a challenging year, the prospect of taking part in the LEAP Programme over the next 12 months is really exciting.
“To be nominated by the business for this opportunity is just another way in which Wescot has continued to support my professional development journey, and I’m really looking forward to expanding my skills set and also learning more about myself.”
Reger said of the award win: “I am extremely proud to have been selected for the award. I have worked for Wescot for six years now, and I’ve always been given the opportunity to learn new tasks in different areas of the business.
“The trust they put in me has allowed me to grow not only professionally, but also as a person, and has given me the confidence to take on any new challenges that my role brings.
“2020 was a tough year for everyone, and I feel this award is recognition for the full team’s hard work, and everything we have achieved.”
Wescot has seen previous success in the Top 30 Under 30 list, with its learning and development manager, Danielle Thomas, previously securing a spot in 2019.
Mike Rustill, head of learning at Wescot, says: “People are at the heart of everything we do. Investment in our people is key to Wescot’s current and future success. I am delighted to see we have two more talented young colleagues recognised by the Top 30 Under 30 panel.
“The learning journey they are about to embark on is unique, and having seen the impact the programme has had on one of our previous winners, I am looking forward to seeing the positive influence the tutors and programme content have on Hardy and Reger’s growth.”
Employing over 1,000 people across the UK, Wescot is currently recruiting for a wide range of roles in various departments within their head office in Hull.
Citing team members as its most important asset, Wescot develop and motivate its staff to give them the opportunity to succeed and excel in their job role.
Roles currently available at the business’s Hull office include a team manager, compliance advisor, and operational support associate, alongside multiple customer consultants, with more set to come.
For more information on these roles, and how to apply, visit www.careers.wescot.co.uk.