LINTHWAITE woman Carol Broughton (above) has been named top sales negotiator for the autumn, 2006, quarter by housebuilders Jones Homes.

She was presented with a trophy and framed certificate for her sales success at the firm's Broadhurst Manor development, near Manchester.

The presentation was made by managing director Alan White during a celebration luncheon at the company's head office in Cheshire.

Carol joined Jones Homes just last year - and with no previous experience of selling new homes.

She said: "I'm delighted to win this award. It came as a surprise because I've only been with the company a short time.

"I'm really grateful for the help and support of colleagues on site and at head office."

The awards involve all sales advisers at Jones Homes' 15 sites across the North-West.