Friday 24 February 2017

Millionaire Avon lady revealed

Debbie Davis and partner Dave Carter celebrating after becoming Avon's first millionaires
Debbie Davis and partner Dave Carter celebrating after becoming Avon's first millionaires

A woman swapped unemployment and a council house for a million-pound lifestyle by becoming an Avon lady.

Debbie Davis has become Avon's first ever millionaire after starting to sell the popular cosmetics door-to-door six years ago.

Miss Davis, 31, is the cosmetics company's most successful saleswoman in the UK and heads a national team nearly 8,000 strong.

Her dedication has seen her richly rewarded and she now drives a top-of-the-range sports car and lives in a renovated house having earned £1.4 million selling cosmetics.

Despite a millionaire's lifestyle, Miss Davis continues to sell Avon door-to-door around her home in Sunderland.

Her rags-to-riches story began in 2004 when she was made redundant from her job at a local printing factory, where she had worked since leaving school.

After being unemployed for six months, Miss Davis paid £15 to sign up as an Avon representative to help pay the bills.

She was amazed when she sold £18,800 worth of products during her first three weeks and, realising she was onto a winner, Miss Davis decided to recruit her partner Dave Carter, 42, to help.

She now has nearly 8,000 people working for her in a network stretching across the country and has achieved an impressive turnover of £9.3 million since 2004.

Last year the couple were crowned the Avon's top earners for the fourth year running, having earned £300,000.

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