A Heanor Avon lady climbed into her dream car this week - after her team smashed £1.6million worth of sales this year.
Jane Hughes joined the cosmetics selling company in 2005 for a bit of extra cash to help her after the birth of her son. Now the mum-of-three, who used to work at Courtholds in the town, commands a team of 900 door-to-door sales representatives across the Midlands and earns around £70,000 a year. She still works as a representative as well.
On Thursday the firm presented her with a BMW One Series after she exceeded all expected sales targets. She said: “It’s a dream it really is, I never would have thought it would have gone this well.”
Jane only started selling the beauty products full time to spend more time at home and avoid the spiralling cost of childcare.
As she was new to the Heanor Gate area, she said it was a way for her to meet new people.
But she soon found her self to be a natural seller and a dab hand at recruiting new representatives.
“As I got more team members, I realised I could expand a little bit more and more. “ She said. “I only started for a little bit of extra money - I had no idea it would build so quick.”
The new car is just the latest in a series of prizes Jane, now the eighth top selling team leader in the UK, has won at Avon. Her sales team’s skills have earned her trips to Monte Carlo, Venice, Berlin and Malta. To visit her website head to www.sell-cosmetics.co.uk.