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Sonia Patel

Sonia is responsible in the management and smooth running of the AES Business Centre, she ensures it is a vibrant well run facility for all tenants and visitors. She also makes herself indispensable as she supports the Business Advisers, manages the Virgin Start Up Loan Clients and turning her hand to administrating the website, social media platforms, producing our corporate literature. and teaching a better understanding of Social Media through 1:1 sessions or groups. With her down to earth personality and passion about helping people she delivers a top quality service to all of our clients. 

Outside of work, Sonia loves to travel as often as she can especially getting those long weekend City breaks in. Sonia also graduated in 2013 as an Interior Architect and Spatial Designer hence her love for travelling and her keen interest in Design, Art and Architecture. Other than that she is a big foodie and enjoys a glass of Rhubarb and Ginger gin, spending quality time with friends and family and going for long country walks with her partner and two dogs in and around Yorkshire.  

The winners of the 2018 National Enterprise Network Awards were announced on Friday 16th November. The Unsung Hero category asked members to nominate someone from their team whose contribution is crucial in meeting the needs of the business and its clients. Sonia Patel from Yorkshire-based Airedale Enterprise Services, was announced as the winner in this category. Sonia was described by her team as “an absolute star and great asset”. Since joining the organisation 5 years ago on a graduate programme, Sonia has made a huge impact and impression on everyone in the organisation. She has flourished and used her creativity and customer service skills to create a new role for herself as a Digital Marketing specialist, enabling Airedale Enterprise Services to offer this out as a new service to clients. It was clear that Sonia’s colleagues felt lucky and proud to have her as part of their team, and that she is an inspiration to those around her.