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Leeds Winner Revealed As Boss of the Year

Local Leeds businesswoman, Natasha Manota, has been revealed as category winner of the Boss of the Year in Pitman Training’s SuperAchievers awards, for her founding business Karma Nirvana, a company dedicated to training officers dealing with the abuse sector of forced marriage and honour abuse.

Natasha, a qualified Barrister, is now Head of Learning & Development at Karma Nirvana where she has input changes across various forces which have led to changes in the law both civil and criminal. This year, the local Leeds community, have played a key role in the decision making process, acting as a 4th judge to the panel, and voting for nominees.

Natasha won the award not only because of her dedication to her work but also because she inspires a team. They said “What makes Natasha a great boss is that she nurtures and develops her team which enables them to perform better; they are retained and happier. This is really appreciated by team members and she does it with great humility and sees potential that in turn changes other for the better. It is often commented in our office how Natasha is our ‘port in a storm’ we can all go to her with any issue and have the confidence that she will provide a considered, knowledgeable, patient and often diplomatic response. These levels of communication in our team whereby we are dealing with demanding and complex issues are so important.”

Lucy Brazier, founder of Executive Secretary Magazine and judge on the SuperAchievers panel said: “What an exceptional candidate! It is rare to balance driving the kind of change that Natasha has achieved with being a well-liked and respected boss. This was such an impressive entry. Natasha has changed thousands of lives, impacted communities and challenged established perceptions whilst bringing her team with her every step of the way her entry made me want to stand up and cheer. Inspirational doesn’t even start to cover it!”

Fellow Judge Claire Barratt said: “Natasha is a true inspiration – her achievements in campaigning and making an impact are astonishing! All this achievement and she remains personal and approachable is a true quality as the pressure from such a role must be immense”.

Natasha will receive a prestigious SuperAchievers Award; a cash prize of £500 to help her on their way to achieving their goals and a free distance learning training course from Pitman Training Group.

Pitman Training offers flexible, tailor-made courses and qualifications with one-on-one student support in subjects including Office, IT, Administration, Finance and Business, which are recognised by employers. The teams also offer free career clinics and CVs advice.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Matthew .

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