Another Great Day – As Employees Celebrate Their Charitable Giving from 2013

Another Great Day – As Employees Celebrate Their Charitable Giving from 2013

The Giving Something Back (GSB) Awards Lunch has become quite the event over the years, and Friday 29th November 2013 was another great day!

Over 80 employees were guests for the day, nominated by their fellow colleagues or the GSB team be recognised and reward for their own involvement in the GSB programme in 2013.

Whether through fundraising, volunteering, trekking the Himalayas or laying the foundations for a school library, they were all there to celebrate their success and achievements.

The day started with reception drinks, as guests from across our disserve business had the opportunity to meet and share their stories from the year.

The award winning Sense of Sound choir opened the event, with guests enjoying a short film and  table quiz.

 Awards were presented to the following employees:

Most Innovative Event 

1st – Simon Baldwin, BML, Osiris Projects

2nd – Caroline Clark, GreenAcres Liverpool

3rd – Martin Krcek, BFS, CzechRepublic 

Top Fundraiser 

1st – Lisa Homer, BDL Droitwich

2nd – David Stephens & Tony Ahdore , BFS Melbourne

3rd – Carolyn Goddard, BFS Manchester

Top Volunteer

1st– Janet Williams & Karl Ratcliffe, BFS Bristol & BDL Stone

2nd– Hayley Aldrich, BFS Sydney

3rd– Jan Underwood, BDL Liverpool 

Top Community Champion 

1st– John McDonough & Louise Ross, BFS Sunderland

2nd– Sandra Corrigan, BSM IOM

3rd– Leanne Sutton, Costcutter York

Top International Fundraiser

BFS India

(Pictured with award and enjoying a celebratory evening at Kingdom of Dreams)

Most Outstanding Achievement Award

Captain Brian Thomas, BSM Aberdeen (Pictured with award)

The Over & Above Award

Michelle Kowalski, BFS Leicester (Pictured with award)

Here are some comments from the day:

“It was a truly inspirational day, listening to other like-minded employees of the Group… it made me very very proud to work for Bibby. I thought that the singers, speakers, food and little touches on the table [chocolate boxes] were all perfect.  It was also really good mixing the guests up from the different businesses.” – Vicky Simth, BFS Banbury CST.

“It was an amazing day and I felt very humble when seeing the achievements of others. I was also so impressed with how the team put it all together. Congratulations!” - Captain Brian Thomas, BSM Aberdeen