We are delighted to announce that Kay Kamdar, Global Account Director at Zones, has been named as a “One to Watch” in the Grad to Great achievement awards held by graduate recruitment specialist Pareto Law.

Pareto’s Grad to Great Awards recognise the achievements of outstanding businesspeople who were placed into a graduate sales role by the company and have since taken their careers to incredible levels of success.

The Ones to Watch category identifies who have been placed within the past five years who have the talent and ambition to become industry leaders within their field.

A Law graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, Kay joined Zones UK in 2013, where her talent has seen her progress to Global Account Director level.

She says, “Pareto gave me that kick start I needed to get into a career for sales. I had a strong relationship with my contact there who got to know me and my skills so the experience was a lot more personal. After being placed, the Pareto training course helped massively and I would recommend it to anyone!”

Of her choice to pursue a career in sales, Kay explains, “If you believe you are driven and are willing to work hard at whatever you face – in sales, your income is based on your performance.

“You get out as much as you put in and you cannot say that for many career options. It teaches you more than you think about your work etiquette and works as that extra drive to be as successful as you possibly can.”

Pareto Law’s Grad to Great awards were established in 2016 in celebration of the company’s 21st anniversary to recognise and celebrate the achievements of their alumni. With over 23,000 graduates placed over the course of 22 years, there was no shortage of nominations of people who have achieved phenomenal success for 2017’s list

“The Grad to Great Awards came about when we hit our 21st birthday in 2016,” explains Jonathan Fitchew, CEO of Pareto Law,

“At that point, we had placed a staggering 23 000 graduates into sales companies all over the world. To celebrate our special birthday, we went all out to find our most successful 21 graduates. The process inspired us, as we found that so many graduates, once placed and trained by Pareto, had gone on to achieve great things – so overwhelming is the talent out there, that we run the awards every year.

“Our winners span continents and industries, and their stories are as diverse as you can possibly imagine, but we think each one is an exceptional role model for anyone considering a career in sales.”