2016 Winners

High Street Retail Employee of the Year

Winner: Mahbubal Khan (Karim), Post Office

Comments: The judges thought Karim was a clear winner, with an interesting back story. He goes above and beyond the call of duty, despite any challenges which may come his way and is extremely dedicated to learn. Karim clearly goes out of his way to the nuances of his customers’ service preferences.

 

E-Commerce Retail Employee of the Year

Winner: Lorna Pickup, Express Gifts

Comments: The judges thought Lorna has a dedicated attitude, clearly never taking no as an answer and leading her team effectively in all aspects of business.

 

Hair & Beauty Employee of the Year

Winner: Katie Hayden, Flesh Tattoo

Comments: The judges thought that Katie’s customer service skills and social media presence has had a positive impact on the business. As her nominator commented, she is “a great face of the company.”

 

Health & Social Care Employee of the Year

Winner: Jennifer Winnard, Gaddum

Comments: The judges thought Jennifer was clearly a dedicated employee, going above and beyond the call of duty in order to get the most out of projects.

 

Public Sector / Not for Profit Employee of the Year

Winner: Lorna Tracey, Mencap

Comments: The judges thought Lorna was a really dedicated employee, working outside of her comfort zone in order to achieve great results and improve internal processes.

Highly Commended: Daniel Taylor, Eagle and Child / Stables Café 

Comments: The judges decided to give Daniel a highly commended award for this excellent entry. Daniel has overcome obstacles in order to join the workforce and progress through an apprenticeship. Daniel is obviously a real asset to the company.

 

Professional Services Employee of the Year

Winner: Sev Manassian, Fletchers Solicitors

Comments: The judges thought Sev was obviously really appreciated by his employer, and makes a significant impact on the company. He has demonstrated that he continuously goes over and above to deliver outstanding results and performance, and an exemplary employee. The judges are also delighted to name Sev the overall Spotlight Awards Employee of the Year.

 

Creative / Media / Digital Employee of the Year

Winner: Chloe Greenwood, Engage Comms

Comments: The judges think that Chloe has real integrity, taking pains to land an apprenticeship at the age of 19 in her dream job of marketing. She is clearly a real asset to the company and is key to the survival of the business. Chloe will go on to achieve great things in her career.

 

Automotive / Delivery & Logistics Employee of the Year

Winner: William Bateman, Harris Coaches

Comments: The judges thought William is a really strong employee, with over 40 years in his role, he has delivered outstanding customer service day-in, day-out, helping customers to have the best possible experience and dedicated days off to assist customers with things like emergency travel or lost luggage. William has clearly maintained a passion for delivering 100% when faced with challenges.

 

Property & Construction Employee of the Year

Winner: Russell Herbert, Catalyst Housing Limited

Comments: Russell is obviously an “exemplary” employee, who is always motivated and driven to create growth in the company and help colleagues in need.

 

Tourism & Leisure Employee of the Year

Winner: Rebekah McSherry, Puddletown Pirates

Comments: The judges thought Rebekah was a commendable long-standing employee, who goes above and beyond to help her employer, including working full time during her first year of university, when her boss was on maternity leave.

 

Family Business Employee of the Year

Winner: Luci Stone, Sim Trava

Comments: The judges thought Luci’s progression within the company has demonstrated how she is an unbelievable asset. She has clearly demonstrated her ability to deliver real results for her employer.

 

Team of the Year

Public Vote Winner: Mencap HR Direct Team

 

Team Player of the Year

Winner: Lauren Alexander, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Comments: The judges thought her employer was clearly passionate about the extent to which Lauren exceeds her job description. And puts her heart into her work and her team. 

Highly Commended: Ed Gunn, Dreamr

Comments: The judges thought Ed deserved a highly commended award as he evidently goes the extra mile in order to help out fellow employees before himself.

 

Office Sage

Winner: Alba Inglesias, Dreamr

Comments: The judges think Alba is an excellent manager and is a well-deserved winner of the Office Sage Award. As the entry states, Alba is “the person who makes things happen in the business” and is a credit to her company.

 

Self-Employed / Entrepreneur Award

Winner: Nathan Lee, NDL Electrical Services

Comments: The judges think that Nathan is the perfect candidate for this award. He puts his customers above all else, even in the event of a serious illness, he is clearly dedicated to providing an outstanding service, even when challenges come his way. He is also supportive of his apprentices, allowing them to grow and develop in his company.

 

Unsung Hero Award

Public Vote Winner: Susan McCorkindale, Falcon Support Services

 

Rising Star Award

Public Vote Winner: Mailen Hughes, Dreamr

 

Customer Service Employee of the Year

Winner: Holly Wolfendale, Starbucks

Comments: The judges think that   Holly has built up a strong rapport with customers, providing excellent customer service and helping out her colleagues when they need her support. 

 

Employee of the Year

Winner: Sev Manassian, Fletchers Solicitors

Comments: The judges thought Sev was obviously really appreciated by his employer, and makes a significant impact on the company. He has demonstrated that he continuously goes over and above to deliver outstanding results and performance, and an exemplary employee. The judges are also delighted to name Sev the overall Spotlight Awards Employee of the Year.

Highly Commended: Lauren Alexander, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Comments: The judges thought her employer was clearly passionate about the extent to which Lauren exceeds her job description. And puts her heart into her work and her team. 

Highly Commended: Mahbubal Khan (Karim), Post Office

Comments: The judges thought Karim was a clear winner, with an interesting back story. He goes above and beyond the call of duty, despite any challenges which may come his way and is extremely dedicated to learn. Karim clearly goes out of his way to the nuances of his customers’ service preferences.

25 JULY
Shortlist Announced, Public Vote Opens
11 AUGUST
Public Vote Closes
15 AUGUST
Winners Announced