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The Women Who Kept Mayfair Moving

For Women's History Month, we are championing the Women who Kept Mayfair Moving. The women celebrated this month occupy a vast range of roles across Mayfair, from business founders and CEO’s to front of house staff, working across a variety of industries from fitness and health, to retail and city council.

One thing they have in common is that they are all members of the Mayfair community. Their work ethic, personalities and contributions, make them invaluable to us. This year, we especially want to recognise them for rising to the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and helping Mayfair adjust and adapt. Mainly we want to say thank you for always going above and beyond and the amazing qualities they bring as individuals that help make Mayfair a great place to work and experience for our visitors and residents.

Women's History Month celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. This year, we asked the Mayfair community to nominate a wonderful woman who they believe has Kept Mayfair Moving. Below are our chosen 6 nominees - click on the links below each one to find out a little more about them.
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Ewa Macur
Sales Manager for Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy

Nomination:
Ewa has work tirelessly throughout the pandemic to help the Mayfair community and customers. No matter how busy it may be, she always has time to educate her customers to the benefit of their health and our healthcare products about which she is passionate. Ewa advises cutsomers on how to stay healthy during this difficult time with different products for boosting their immune system. She has worked on maintaining the team spirit and motivation no matter how difficult the ongoing situation by be with lockdowns. She has also worked hard on PR, Instagram and ideas to make up for less footfall with all the wonderful products we have.

Read the Q&A with Ewa
 
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Rebecca Storey
Ex-chair of the GMRA and resident of Mayfair

Nomination:
Rebecca is the ex-chair of the GMRA and resident of Mayfair. Since she stepped down as chair early last year, Rebecca has remained a strong voice for the residents, addressing any issues they have head on with Grosvenor. Without a doubt she has been invaluable to both Grosvenor and to residents throughout the last 12 months.
 
Read the Q&A with Rebecca
 
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Simone Doswell
Assistant Manager at LDN Operations

Nomination:
Since joining LDN and the Operations team in September 2020, Simone has been a breath of fresh air. Simone is smart, professional, and very well spoken with a bubbly but calm demeanour. Simone is always approachable and has a very kind and caring nature towards her team and the wider store team. She is tenacious and resilient but also very humble in her attitude.

During her line managers absence, Simone very quickly assumed and oversaw the entire daily operations within LDN, she naturally navigated her way around both instore leadership and external stakeholders. Simone is time conscientious, results driven and highly motivated and always engaged, she is a role model to her peers and colleagues. The work the operations team is extremely complex, fast paced and demanding. It requires planning, analysis and teamwork to achieve the end result. Simone has shown she has the qualities and skills to be a flagship Operations Manager and leader”

Simone has come into a challenging role at an extremely challenging time but has excelled and been an example to the wider team.
 
Read the Q&A with Simone
 
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Lesley Osman
General Manager of Danceworks

Nomination: 
Lesley has done an outstanding job at keeping Danceworks flourishing throughout the pandemic. Danceworks is a vital asset to the Mayfair community as well as customers from both London and across the world, offering friendly and inclusive dance tuition for all forms of dance and fitness of the highest quality. She has ensured that customers can continue their dance journey through online classes with a range of professional teachers offering a variety of styles and techniques. She has maintained their PR and marketing, making sure that everyone is kept up to date with all the possibilities offered by Danceworks, despite the Covid restrictions. Lesley really has done everything possible to make sure staff, teachers and customers remain supported and motivated throughout the trickiest of times. Thank you Lesley.
 
Read the Q&A with Lesley
 
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Hannah Barter
Surveyor at Kenningham Retail

Nomination:
Hannah Barter has been such a driving force in keeping South Molton Street alive and supporting LDC's innovation on the street. She works hard, supports the tenants, the staff and the landlords as well as constantly being so positive and enthusiastic despite the challenges faced this year. Hannah has been a driving force in LDC's survival over the last year.

Read the Q&A with Hannah
 
Maria Davies
WCC Highways team

Nomination: 
Maria Davies has been working extremely hard to deliver spatial distancing for Covid-19 within Westminster public spaces and helping to get schemes on the ground such as the outdoor dining to support restaurants throughout Mayfair. She has been great! We couldn’t have supported our tenants in the way we have with so much more additional outside seating without her help and guidance. She has been really pragmatic and demonstrated a willingness to work with tenants and with Grosvenor for better solutions.

 
Read the Q&A with Maria