A SENIOR sales executive at Farnell Land Rover in Guiseley has been recognised with a prestigious national award.

Philippa Haigh, 23, won the Barclaycard Everywoman in Retail Rising Star Award for a woman under 30 who is excelling in her career and making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Philippa, who has worked for the company since she was 19, said: “I was overwhelmed and shocked to be nominated in the first place and then to win was more than I could have expected. Since joining the company, I have progressed through different roles and a mixture of hard work and support from my head of business has played a big part in my career development.”

Steve Whitaker, head of business at Farnell Land Rover Guiseley, said: “Philippa is an incredibly talented colleague and she is a worthy recipient of this award. We are very proud of her achievements during her short career.”