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Our Rising Stars!

14 September 2013

I wanted to celebrate some great news with you. Thursday night Mark Hastings from our Stalybridge Superstore was named Store Manager of the Year for the North of England at the Retail Week Rising Star Awards. Nicola McGuiness from our Swansea Mariner store was also recognised, being highly commended in the Midlands, Wales and South West Store Manager of the Year category. Massive congratulations to them both!

Mark’s first experience of Tesco was on work experience when he was 14 years old, he joined us full time at 17 and worked his way up to Store Manager. Despite being only 27 years old, Mark has made a real impact in all of his roles at Tesco. Mark’s dedication to his role as Store Manager means he has made a real difference to his customers, colleagues and the community.

Nicola has been with Tesco since 1995 and became a Store Manager earlier this year. She has shown fantastic passion and determination throughout her career and been on a real journey since joining Tesco. In her first role as a Store Manager, Nicola was really put to the test, joining weeks before the Barry Superstore was due to undergo a full refurbishment and extension. Nicola quickly had to engage, earn trust and build strong relationships with her team, which she did successfully.

Recognising people like Mark and Nicola – the future of our business – is crucial to making what matters better together. I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Mark, Nicola and their teams.

Gerry Gray

UK Operations Director

Mark Hastings

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