RESERVATIONS co-ordinator Lesley Rutherford has been named as Employee of the Year at Stobo Castle.

Despite a growing workforce at the luxury spa, Lesley's friendly and familiar voice on the end of the phone for the past 12 years has made her a firm favourite.

Stobo, who were awarded Investors In People Platinum accreditation recently, honour the work of their employees.

And each year senior management present an Employee of the Year award.

Managing Director Elliott Winyard told us: “We pride ourselves on the quality and friendliness of all our employees however Lesley frequently goes the extra mile for our guests so she thoroughly deserves this recognition.”