Receiving the Joe Berry Award this year and joining the list of past winners who have gone on to accomplish big things in our industry, makes me extremely proud. Being recognised as a future leader in our incredibly dynamic industry is a great honour and something that will drive me to continue learning and developing personally and professionally.
These few months post-Joe Berry have been surreal, and I almost wish I had discovered this award earlier in my career. The skills I have developed, networks established and new friends along the way have been amazing, and I can’t wait to work alongside and grow with the support of these connections.
As part of the Joe Berry program, I will be touring the USA and visiting retailers, suppliers and service providers. I am excited to have the opportunity to learn from our international peers about the market and explore new ideas and new tools to bring back to implement here. I look forward to sharing these experiences at the award next year.