Andrew North - Northvale Properties ltd3/1/2022
I was CEO for IKEA in Czech Hungary and Slovakia from 2007 to 2012. I was responsible for promoting Eszter to Lead the Budaors IKEA store with a multi million Euro turnover and over 300 staff. When meeting Eszter early on in her career I noticed the potential to move to a senior role within the organisation. This was born out with the passion she has for product and customer service. She has the ability to develop people and the business together - this is proven with the success of the store and Eszters' promotion to HR manager in Austria. She developed the competences of the people within her store and influenced her peers in the wider organisation. When Eszter speaks people listen as her points are well thought through and considered. This will benefit any company when employing her services as a consultant. Her knowledge of the market and peoples lives at home - specifically focussing on the female customer (the decision maker in home furnishings) enabled Eszter to transfer the store and achieve fantastic financial results. Eszter is inclusive in her approach and has a questioning mind that always gets to the route causes of any Business problems she might face. It was a real pleasure working with Eszter, as a person and as a business leader. I wish her al the very best in her venture.