Welcome to Alice Scott Jas Lall L&D Basecamp! Alice joined the team in 2015, as and after 8 months was promoted to Interim Head of People & Culture. Alice has over 10 years Leadership and Coaching experience in some of the UK’s biggest fashion retail and media brands. Alice won a national training award for a retail leadership programme in 2008 and is also an accredited psychometric profiler. Alice’s role focusses on ensuring that as a function, we provide the very best employee experience. We support the business and its long term strategy, ensuring that each individual has the tools and development they need to be the best, to provide the very best service to our clients and candidates. whilst ensuing everything we do is distinctly Austin Fraser. This includes designing our events, to creating relevant communication for our teams in all locations. Outside of the office, Alice loves spending time with her family and weekends away with her friends. Jas started her career in retail and through coaching and developing her team turned around the fortunes of two underperforming stores. She realised that her passion was helping others to achieve their potential and she moved into her first L&D role at Harrods in 2010. Career highlights include winning an award for an eight week sales bootcamp that she wrote and writing a brand new nationally accredited qualification for the UK. Jas’ role as L&D Manager is to develop the L&D team and programmes to ensure that L&D supports all employees to be the very best that they can be. Jas is an NLP Practitioner and has completed her CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Practice. She is accredited in two psychometric profiling tools and gained a Professional Certificate in Management from The Open University in 2016. Jas is a globetrotter and is always planning her next adventure. Typical travel itineraries revolve around her two key passions - shopping and food! Amy Williams Tori Foley Semra Yilmaz Amy joined Austin Fraser back in 2013 with a background in retail management and entertainment working both in the UK and overseas! After a super successful start in recruitment, Amy soon went on to win ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2014 after billing just shy of £130,000 in her first year! Other achievements include some awesome months (£42,000) plus many lunch clubs and incentives! She was also fortunate enough to purchase her first house quick quickly off the back of a career in recruitment. Amy has always been very passionate about the L&D function within Austin Fraser, so when the opportunity came up in 2015 she was extremely keen to showcase her abilities and help others to achieve their full potential! Amy designs and delivers the Apprenticeship whilst coaching members of Austin Fraser within many departments. Outside of the office, Amy is a self-confessed retail therapy addict, interior design enthusiast, big foodie and avid traveler! Tori joined Austin Fraser in Jan 2012 as a Consultant and moved over to L&D in 2014 after an opening came available! She currently runs HotShots and when not delivering that, she is coaching, arranging masterclasses and creating new courses! Tori has a BA (Hons) degree in Marketing and comes from 10 years of sales experience including working as a Holiday Rep for Thomson/First Choice in many locations around the world before heading back to the UK to pursue a career as an Estate Agent at Prospect, where she became a regular winner of the quarterly & annual Awards for Top Sales & attended all the incentives for consistently smashing her targets! In 2015 she received her Level 3 L&D CIPD Certificate and in May 2016 achieved a Diploma in L&D Practice. She enjoys a party and loves music as well as eating out and watching films! Coming from the Tourism Management Field Semra switched to IT Recruitment at Hays as Senior/Mentor Manager of Candidate Relations in 2012. After plenty of experience working alongside the new starters, Semra gained exposure to training. She also won a recognisable award for outstanding sales and business acumen within her category. After 3.5 years at Hays, Semra was headhunted through Xing to work at Austin Fraser and joined the team in October 2015 as our L&D Consultant for Germany! Semra loves good talks, dancing, travelling, books and having good dinners with a lot of food… plus organising get togethers with friends. She is always in action between cultures (a lot of weddings and henna nights) "Carpe Diem” - Seize the day!
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