Melanie Smith

Marketing Manager

Greatest achievement at work?

I put the business forward for the Insurance Times Award in 2016, writing the submission and drafting the presentation, we subsequently won the award. It was a very proud moment for everyone at Stanmore.

Your favourite bit of your job?

As a relatively small independent business we all get to wear a number of hats, I love the variety this brings to my day-to-day role. I also love the people I get to work with, my colleagues are always happy to lend a hand and pitch in when we’re busy. Plus we have a great network of strategic partners that I meet with regularly, together we are all focussed on the same aim, giving the best service to clients, it’s a great thing to be a part of.

Why do you enjoying working at a local community broker in Little Lever?

Working in a smaller community rather than a faceless city centre allows you and the business to have a bit of personality. Everyone locally knows the Stanmore building and we have lovely neighbours in the village centre (including great places to grab lunch and shop at lunchtimes). As an independent broker we can also support our local community and really make a difference, such as raising funds and donating food hampers to Bolton Lads and Girls Club, sponsoring local charity events like the Girls Out Loud Ball and donating items to the local homeless.