Well that was a blast! 12 winners, 10 finalists, 2542 electric miles covered and too many smiles to count! The Wilson Vale Awards champion the creativity, drive and passion of the people that make our world go around.
We cooked up the perfect ingredients and served up a magnificent seven categories – Food Safety and Health & Safety; Innovation and Environment awards; Site Manager, Craft Works and Unsung Hero. What’s more, we wanted to do things differently when it came to handing out the trophies so it was out with the black-tie dinner and in with our Awards Roadshow, where we visited our lucky winners at their workplace to their surprise and delight.
Phil Hindmarch, MD, said: “At Wilson Vale, it’s the people and their incredible talent which makes us who we are, so it’s only right that we celebrate them.
David Anderson, MD, added: “After much debate over some incredible nominations it was such an honour to reveal our winners and see their faces when we dropped in to present them with a Wilson Vale Award!”
If you missed our Awards Roadshow journey, here’s a round-up of the action…
FOOD SAFETY AWARDS
Achieving excellence in food hygiene and the highest audit scores.
1st Highclare School, Woodfield
2nd Birkdale Prep School
3rd Yeoman Park School
HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARDS
Achieving excellence in health and safety and the highest audit scores.
1st Egerton Rothesay School
2nd Scania, Milton Keynes
3rd Birkdale Prep School
Sites that consistently innovate and deliver events and marketing to an exceptional standard.
1st Prestfelde School
3rd The Hub, MAKE UK
Sites or individuals who visibly drive sustainability within their site or companywide.
Winner: Chris Smith, Operations
Winner: Clare Hall
Finalist: Microsoft 198
SITE MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Managers who continually excel, drive their team with enthusiasm and create added value for our clients.
1st Graham Kelly, FujiFilm
2nd Nigel Gill, Serco
3rd Kellon Tappin, SHL
CRAFT WORKS AWARDS
For those who have dedicated themselves to their training and craft progression.
Winner: Charlotte Stapleford – Scania TC
Winner: Lucy Howard – Sepura
Winner: Rovshan Almazov – NewDay London
UNSUNG HERO AWARDS
To celebrate the individuals who consistently go above and beyond in their work.
Winner: Aaron Simms, Conference Aston
Winner: Lynsey Shaw, HR Manager
Winner: Wayne Avery, Ipswich High School