MOVING from accounts to sales has enabled Michelle Hughes to build a career with Elan Homes.
Michelle has worked at the housebuilder’s headquarters at Cheshire Oaks Business Park for more than a decade.
She has a background in banking and financing and initially joined the accounts department via an agency.
Michelle said: “Elan is a friendly place to work and it’s one of the reasons the turnover of the staff is very low. I’ve worked here for more than 10 years. I started in the accounts department and was there for four years before moving into sales. I was a senior office administrator for around six years before I was promoted to the role of field sales manager.”
The main element of Michelle’s new role is to support the sales executives; exploring ways to generate new leads and convert leads to sales; planning marketing campaigns; and visiting sites.
“Because I’ve been at Elan for some years, I have a good working knowledge of the business,” Michelle added.
“The main challenge now is learning the new role, but I am enjoying my job very much.”
Michelle works closely with Elan’s sales director Marie Morris to oversee sales executives at developments across the North West and North Wales including Kinnerton Meadows, Kinnerton; Handforth Court, Handforth, and Derwent Court, Chorlton.
“Marie is a brilliant coach and it’s great to be able to work alongside her and share her experience,” Michelle said. “Elan is a good place to work and there are opportunities for career progression across the business.”
Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Michelle has been a valued member of the sales team for more than six years. When the vacancy for a new field sales manager became available she was a natural candidate for the role. She’s a real asset to the team and has quickly settled into her new role supporting sales executives across the region.”
Niche developer Elan was established in 2008 and now employs circa 100 people across a variety of disciplines, roles and professions in offices in Cheshire and Coleshill and on sites across the country.
To find out more about career opportunities with Elan see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/about-elan/careers.