When it comes to the civil construction industry, it’s fair to say that Lenore Brooks was born to be a part of it. As the youngest member of the Brooks Hire family, she’s been surrounded by heavy construction machinery since she was just a little girl and has grown up in an environment dominated by Western Australian construction projects.
Lenore officially joined the Brooks Hire team as a full-time staff member in 2012, upon completion of her Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting and Entrepreneurship. At that time, the business had just two branches in Western Australia. In the last eight years she has successfully navigated her way through various roles culminating in her appointment as the Hire Manager of Brooks Hire, which is now a nationwide company with 13 operating branches. Lenore is in direct management of six full time hire and transport staff and is responsible for coordinating a fleet of over 3000 pieces of construction and earthmoving equipment - which is no mean feat!
In addition to managing the Hire Department, Lenore is also responsible for developing new business and managing the accounts of our existing clients. This can be a delicate balancing act, between maintaining good relationships and protecting the integrity of the business. Of particularly noteworthy achievement, Lenore has been instrumental in developing new business relationships over 2019 which has helped the company achieve a massive 30% increase in business activity. In her role as Hire Manager, Lenore chooses to lead by example. She is hard working, punctual and dedicated to her team. With a kind nature and an ability to empathise with all members of the community, Lenore is very well respected by staff members and clients alike. It is her emotional intelligence that allows her to form strong relationships with our clients leading to strong business partnerships.
Along with her other responsibilities, Lenore takes an active part in promoting the business through her attendance at after-hours events. At the CCF WA Earth Awards held in August 2019, Lenore was responsible for presenting an award which had been sponsored by Brooks Hire. She has also spent many hours of her personal time attending business conferences, sundowners and other networking events that are held outside of her normal office hours. When it comes to Lenore’s real passion though, community involvement is where she really shines. Over 2019, Lenore has actively sought out opportunities for Brooks Hire to be involved with meaningful associations, charities and good will events such as ‘RUOK’ Day, Ronald McDonald Charity House, Family Business Day and the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network. This is a testament to Lenore’s generous spirit and genuine care for the community.
It is these qualities that make Lenore Brooks an excellent candidate for the Women in Civil Award. She represents strong leadership qualities and is a role model for women in the construction industry. Brooks Hire is very proud to have her as a member of staff.