A thriving car and van leasing firm, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has hired its first part-time employee.

Michelle Williamson is the new sales support executive at Northampton-based Silverstone Fleet Management.

The mother-of-one, who has 14 years’ experience in the car leasing industry, approached the award-winning firm when she was made redundant a few years ago but there were no available positions.

Michelle, supports the sales team in placing orders, liaising with customers and arranging deliveries, took a job in an estate agent but when a job became available at Silverstone Fleet Management she jumped at the chance to go for it.

Michelle, 45, said: “I really wanted to work for Silverstone Fleet Management. It’s small, local and renowned for being a great company. I love working with cars and you really feel like you’re part of a team here. Everyone supports and looks after each other.

“I’m really grateful to Scott for hiring me as it is so hard to find a part-time job in something you enjoy and continue your career as a working mother. He’s taken a chance on me, allowing me to work part-time and it really makes such a difference.”

Silverstone Fleet Management managing director Scott Norville said: “I wanted to continue to grow our amazing team but I knew we needed a different approach to reflect the emerging culture of working life now.

“I wanted to employ Michelle as I knew she’d be a valuable asset to SFM and I was right. She has fitted into the fold incredibly well and we are delighted to have her on board.”

For further information about Silverstone Fleet Management, visit www.silverstonefleetmanagement.com or call 0800 612 8901.