Ethicon’s top newcomers
TWO SALES PROFESSIONALS placed and trained by Pareto Law have won 2007 Sales Newcomer of the Year awards at Ethicon Endo-Surgery’s UK Sales Awards, held in Cardiff.
Deborah Blanks and Magda Szymanska have achieved 100% of their sales targets since joining Ethicon Endo-Surgery. The Newcomer of the Year awards recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the company’s business performance in their first year.
Deborah joined Ethicon Endo’s Harmonic Division as Territory Manager for Staffordshire, Cheshire and North Wales in February 2006. Magda joined the company’s Endo-Mechanical Division in May 2006 as Territory Manager for the South Coast region.
Deborah and Magda work on a range of customer accounts, visiting operating theatres to promote and demonstrate Ethicon Endo’s medical devices. They also provide training workshops for surgeons and nurses.
Deborah said: “It is a great honour for me to receive such recognition in my first year. The support I receive from across Ethicon Endo-Surgery, combined with the skills and training provided by Pareto, have been invaluable in helping me achieve my targets.”
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd, develops and markets advanced medical devices for surgical procedures.
Pareto Law is a leading graduate assessment, placement and training company.
IRONMAN success for Helix
DICK AND CLARE DONOVAN, the Directors of specialist healthcare and laboratory science recruitment company Helix Recruitment, have completed the demanding IRONMAN triathlon in Florida to raise funds for WaterAid.
In our June issue, we reported the Helix duo’s intention to complete two IRONMAN triathlons this year. These are long-distance events comprising a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike ride and a marathon run (42km). Sadly, the hot and humid conditions in Austria in June resulted in Clare suffering serious exhaustion and Dick not reaching his target of completion within 13 hours. The Florida triathlon in November began with nearly 2500 athletes on the white sands of Panama City Beach. This time, Helix’s ambitions were realised. Dick finished in under 12 hours, a remarkable personal best, while Clare finished in under 13 hours.
The ‘Pirate’ tops they wore are team kit for those who have taken part in IRONMAN for three or more years. The ‘Pirates’ offer training tips and mentoring for newcomers to the triathlon.
Next stop, IRONMAN France in June 2008! If you would like to know more about sponsoring or participating in the triathlon, please call Dick or Clare at Helix Recruitment on 01323 445464.
WaterAid is a charity dedicated to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education worldwide.