South West Property Manager Jodie Fraser, of Fraser Allen Estate Management, has recruited two new staff members as the company continues to grow.
Fraser Allen Estate Management – which celebrates five years in business this year – manages blocks of flats in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Stroud, Cheltenham and London and now has 30 blocks on its books.
The two new staff members are Alice Baker (27) from Cheltenham and Carol Gaston (58) from Lanwern, Wales. Alice will be employed as Property Services Manager, while Carol will be taking on the role of Property Coordinator dealing with Fraser Allen’s initial maintenance enquiries over the telephone, raising work orders and following through to pay invoices. The team will work on a hybrid model, both from an office and working from home.
For the past 25 years, Carol has worked in the beauty industry.
Jodie, Founder and Managing Director of Fraser Allen Estate Management, explained, “Carol is capable of dealing with all our company secretarial duties and, after years of running her own business, she is excellent on the telephone. She just has a really great way with people and that’s what my business is all about. I know she will be a great asset.”
Carol said, “My new role is a work in progress. It will need time to establish and develop and I can’t wait to get my teeth into it. Basically, I’m a problem-solver and very level-headed and I believe that every company – large or small – needs one of those!”
Meanwhile, Alice, previously worked as a qualified beauty therapist in five-star spas across Gloucestershire, performed treatments on celebrities and managed small teams of people. She has mentored students at the college where she herself once trained and undertook a BTEC in Training and Education. Since she was 19, Alice has been in management and has been able to utilise her many skills to move into the serviced office industry over two years ago.
Despite having found out as a teenager that she was dyslexic, Alice has developed lots of coping strategies along her career path and this common learning difficulty has not held her back in anything she has wanted to do.
Jodie added, “I am absolutely delighted with our new team members, Carol and Alice. They have both brought new energy to the company as we grow. I would love to expand the business even further into Bath, Swindon and along the M5 corridor to Worcester and maybe even to the Birmingham/Shropshire areas. I can’t wait to see where the future takes us as a team.
“I am really proud of what has been achieved with the business in such a short space of time. The business is growing and it’s now time to bring in full-time staff to support me and allow a team to provide excellent service to our clients and residents.”
Pictured above: Jodie Fraser (centre) with her new team members Carol Gaston (left) and Alice Baker