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EXCEPTIONAL STAFF MEMBERS RECOGNISED AT ASPIRE SPORTS AND CULTURAL TRUST’S ANNUAL AWARDS
- 18 November 2019
- Super User
On Saturday 9th November, Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust brought together teams from GL1, Oxstalls Sports Park, and Lunar City to celebrate the incredible work of their staff members promoting sports, fitness, and wellbeing across Gloucestershire. There were a huge number of nominations, which is a testament to the hard work of Aspire colleagues. The inspiring evening was kicked off by our guest speaker Delroy Ellis from Increase the Peace, a Gloucester-based organisation which works with children and young people to raise awareness of the consequences and impact of knife crime through workshops.
Increase the Peace were invited to attend and to present an award as their aim to better the lives of Gloucestershire residents reflects Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust’s own. This commitment to the local community is one of the criteria for many of the staff awards.
Jacquie Douglas, Chief Executive at Aspire, said: “We are delighted by the sheer number of nominations this year, totalling an incredible 288 votes. This really shows the high quality of staff we have, all of whom are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. With so many exceptional staff members to choose from, it was difficult to vote for a winner in any category.”
This event marked the second annual staff awards, designed to celebrate those teams and individuals who go above and beyond expectations to provide the best fitness and wellbeing support to the Gloucester community.
Jacquie adds: “The Aspire awards evening has become a highlight in my diary and all of us at the charity and we are incredibly proud of our staff. Our finalists represent our values to the core: trust, respect, responsibility, professionalism, and honesty.”
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in this year’s staff awards.
Employee of the Year Award
Winner: Paul Dewsbury
Finalists: Chris Clarke, Glen Knudsen
Supported by The Charity’s Trustees, presented by Trustee Chairperson Robin Bown
Customer Employee of Year - Oxstalls
Winner: Divya Divakaren
Finalists: Jason Poole, Adam Toulson
Sponsored by Cater Cater Ltd, presented by Paul Holmes
Customer Employee of Year - GL1
Winner: Tracie Simpson (collected by Helen Chidgey)
Finalists: Samir Hussain, Alison Gyde
Sponsored by Endsleigh, presented by Michael Cashmore
Winner: Harley Morrison, Oxstalls (collected by Karl Allen)
Finalists: Louisa Campbell, GL1, Liam Bowers, GL1
Supported by The Charity’s Trustees, presented by Trustee Chris Rawlins
Demonstrating Aspire Values as a Trusted Team Member Award
Winner: Leanne Hughes
Finalists: Naomi Ellinor, Laura Dillimore
Sponsored by Bigwave media, presented by Tom Gozna
Demonstrating Aspire Values by Taking Responsibility for Yourself and Others Award
Winner: Beth Thomas
Finalists: Katherine Knight, Conor Murphy
Sponsored by Rod Hande Magic, presented by Rod Hande
Demonstrating Aspire Values by Showing Respect to All Award
Winner: Joanne Berry
Finalists: Sally Jackman, Sophie Hayes
Sponsored by Increase the Peace, presented by Delroy Ellis
Demonstrating Aspire Values by Working Professionally Award
Winner: Chris Skelton
Finalists: Bayhid Choudhury, Julie Allen
Sponsored by City Electrical Factors, presented by Trustee Vice Chairperson Richard Crowhurst
Demonstrating Aspire Values Honesty Award
Winner: Janet Stokes
Finalists: Rob Normal, Lucy Hamilton
Sponsored by BPE solicitors, presented by Trustee Chairperson Robin Bown
Aspire to Do More Award
Winner: Steve Wigg
Finalists: Liana Hyde, Maisy Williams
Supported by The Charity’s Trustees, presented by Trustee Neil Hampson
Congratulations also must go to the most recent round of successful Aspire training course graduates. Our training courses, run by Babcock training, are designed to give people the skills and knowledge needed to become valuable, passionate employees, therefore expanding Gloucester residents’ work experience.
Our most recent class of graduates are: Rob Norman, Megan Hartery, Aaron Davies, Alison Gyde, Tom Alder, and Lisa Merrett.
Thanks to SCS Electricals for sponsoring the graduate awards on the evening.