Scanglo Ltd of Norwich, who have been active in the safety reflector market since 1999, are excited to announce their young production manager, Iona Lake, will be representing England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Daughter of the company’s owner Matthew Lake, Iona will be part of the 75-strong athletics squad who’ll be competing during April 2018 in Queensland, Australia.
“We are a family-run business so growing up, Iona and her sister were always in and out of the business,” explained Matthew. “So when she returned from her two-year scholarship at the University of Virginia, USA in 2016, she needed a very flexible employer (whilst she recovered from her injury and dealt with the ever-increasing training schedule, traveling to and from competitions).
“She is a very useful addition to the team, but we all know where her ambitions lay and we are all keen to give her the time and support she needs. Therefore, we are changing her role within the business. It’s not easy at the level she is at; its either unbelievable highs or utter disappointment, and always with the thought that an injury or sickness can ruin a season’s or a year’s work at will. You definitely couldn’t run a business on those terms.”
We wish Iona all the best on her Commonwealth journey next year.