Sharron is running up the career ladder

A store manager is revelling in her new role after she went and did it.

Sharron Cairns has been appointed as the new store manager at the Nike Outlet at Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields.

The 29-year-old, from Wallsend, has been with the company for nine years, joining as a footwear supervisor before progressing to assistant manager then manager.

Sharron said: “My background is very much in sports retail and I was delighted as I am now, when nine years ago I was offered the chance to work for Nike.

“Since I was a child, I have always loved the brand and jumped at the chance to work with the company.

“My previous manager had a huge positive impact on me and encouraged and supported me, giving me the confidence to apply for the newly open position.

“I am in charge of a team of 16 staff as well as involved with wider Nike operations such as supporting new store openings and developing and mentoring new teams.”