9th February 2011
St Leonard's local Lisa Hope, 27, has just become Hastings Direct's 1066th employee.
Bexhill-based insurance broker Hastings Direct recently announced it was recruiting 150 new posts in 2011.
Lisa had formerly worked in the library services for East Sussex County Council for ten years, but was ready for a change and a fresh challenge. "A good friend works at Hastings Direct and she told me that the company was recruiting and doing really well with lots of opportunities. I have never had a sales job before, but working in the customer services department is brilliant — I have discovered that I love dealing with people and the work is really stimulating. Everyone has been really welcoming and very friendly and I have already recommended working here to three of my friends."
Amanda Menahem, HR director, Hastings Direct: "We offer full training and career development, so we are always on the look out for people like Lisa who are enthusiastic and keen to try something new."