Name: Glen Lowes
Position: Managing Director
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Growing up I lived in a small town in the North East of England called Bishop Auckland. As a child, I was always involved in sports and was an avid football fan. I have the heart ache of being a Newcastle United supporter. After leaving school, I decided to follow in the foot steps of friends and applied to the local college. I studied for 3 years, gaining a trade, becoming a qualified carpenter. I then continued my studies, completing an ONC which allowed me to be able to supervise building sites.
As we all know the country suffered a massive financial decline and the building trade was hit very hard, leaving thousands, me being one of them, jobless. I tried several different paths which included working as a self-employed joiner, a musician, and an events planner. Unfortunately none of those worked out, however, it did lead me into the fastest growing industry in the world for the last 3 years, Direct Sales.
I started out in January 2011 working for a small company in Newcastle. It was during my time there that I gained all the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to manage my own business. It was only a year later, in January 2012, that I started trading. At Complete One we've had the privilege of working with several of the UK's leaders within the Charity Fundraising, Energy, Film & Media, Finance and Telecommunications sectors.
In 2016 we broke the £1million turnover barrier, and now in 2017 my primary focus is to expand the Complete One brand and extend our market reach throughout the UK.
Name: Laura Elliott
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I grew up in County Durham. I oversee all of the Administration for Complete One. I have previously worked in Marketing, Recruitment and Sales. While I enjoyed most of my previous jobs, I felt like my career was at a standstill. I craved a fresh challenge. I was looking for a job where I would be constantly challenged and where I would have the opportunity to learn and progress. I applied to Complete One because of their rapid growth and big goals as I knew, if successful, this was a company I could grow with. I am confident that the experience I gain at Complete One will help me achieve my long-term goal of running my own recruitment company.
My short term goals are to help Managing Director, Glen Lowes, expand Complete One throughout the UK and also overseas by providing input on all administration and HR Management. As the business grows and my role changes, I hope to gain a greater knowledge of all aspects Business Management in order to better my professional opportunities.
I am excited for the new challenges that will come my way and taking on new responsibilities as the business grows.
Name: Laura Fell
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I grew up in a small town called Denton. Growing up, I was heavily involved in performing arts, training in all 3 disciplines. My passion for this led me to continue with my studies at college, and then eventually it led me to Newcastle, where I graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Music Enterprise.
Upon leaving university I found myself at a crossroads, considering whether to pursue a career in the performing arts or to go in a different direction. I came across the world of direct sales and marketing and was instantly pulled in. I gained valuable experience working in the field within events promotions, sales and marketing.
I knew there was so much more I could offer within this industry and I wanted to continue to challenge myself. I came across Complete One, and I felt this was a company where I could really build a successful career for myself. I have always had a keen interest in what goes on behind the scenes of a company and I knew with Complete One’s rapid growth, I would have the opportunity to learn and progress.
I am excited to be a part of the expansion of Complete One both throughout the UK and overseas. I am eager to take on new challenges and responsibilities that will come my way. I am grateful that I have found a position and a company where I truly enjoy coming to work every day.
We recently expanded our market reach into York, seeing us achieve one of our first goals for 2017.
Complete One were among the winners again at the 2017 Awards Gala, held in London on Saturday May 20th.
20/20 Club Award - For outstanding sales, quality and profitability - Glen Lowes
3 Old Eldon Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
Tower House Business Centre
Company No: 07777520
Registered in England.