Beauty award for Mountrath's Pamela

A Mountrath beauty consultant has so impressed her employers, she has been chosen as the first recipient in three years of a prestigious beauty industry award.

A Mountrath beauty consultant has so impressed her employers, she has been chosen as the first recipient in three years of a prestigious beauty industry award.

Pamela Moore, who works at the Lancome counter in Debenhams, Whitewater Shopping Centre, was delighted to receive the prized Golden Rose award at a surprise announcement last Thursday.

Pamela, a daughter of Mary and William Moore and mum to Dean, 10, trained in the Marie Therese School of Complimentary Therapies in Portlaoise before beginning work with the luxury cosmetic company over four years ago.

"I love my job, Lancome are very intense in their training, it's all about making the customer feel special" she told the Leinster Express.

Pamela was delighted with the accolade.

"It's a great achievement, you really have to tick all the boxes to win the award. It is usually (people in) the bigger cities that win," she said.

For her prizes Pamela will receive Lancme's Golden Rose, an 18ct gold brooch, making her the only Irish recipient of this award. It was created in 1955 in recognition of exceptional work, and is held in high esteem throughout the cosmetics industry.

"Pamela is someone who embodies the spirit of the Lancme brand combining enthusiasm, loyalty and charm." said Director of Training Debbie McVicar at the announcement.

David Murphy, the Debenhams Cosmetics Department Manager added: "Regular customer compliments are testament to Pamela's dedication to her role and she has demonstrated exceptional customer service skills in her role."

As well as receiving the award pin, the other prize elements will include a champagne reception and dinner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Powerscourt, followed by an overnight stay and a luxury retreat day at the hotel spa.

"It's a fantastic prize. I'm really looking forward to it, especially as I will be just back from a holiday in California," said Pamela.