Bohle’s Unsung Hero finalist
Lisa Liddle, Bohle’s operations manager, is a finalist in the Unsung Hero of the Year category of this year’s G-Awards, recognising the valuable contribution she makes to the smooth running of the business.
This year, Lisa celebrated 40 years with Bohle. She joined Berlyne Bailey on a Youth Opportunities Programme in July 1983, aged just 16, and was originally described as ‘shy’ and a ‘slow typer’. Forty years later, and Lisa is today widely regarded as one of the most influential and respected people in the company, almost single-handedly responsible for the smooth running of the operational side of the business – which is everything except sales and finance.
Dave Broxton, Bohle’s managing director, said: “Within Bohle Group, Lisa is now recognised as the de facto number two. She has come a long way from the shy, 16-year-old typist who first joined the business. I have seen her as comfortable entertaining the directors of our top customers at the Glass Times Raceday as she is whipping up an impromptu buffet in the canteen for unexpected visitors to Bohle.
“Lisa is someone who gets the job done, whether it is developing a planned strategy for warehouse expansion or applying forensic attention to cost planning.
“I am proud to be associated with her shortlisted entry to the G Awards. After 40 years, she is simply irreplaceable and conducts herself at all times with a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. Although she is not widely known outside the company, Lisa Liddle is the glue that holds our business together. In fact, when she goes, it will probably take two people to replace her.
“Everyone at Bohle wishes her all the best of luck!”