The annual B&E Boys Staff Awards Ceremony is an important date in the diary for the company. The event is a welcome opportunity to reflect and recognise the achievements made during the year.
Of course, the coronavirus pandemic made 2020 a particularly challenging year for everyone. It was an unusual, unprecedented and unique situation that businesses have found themselves in as a result of Covid-19. However, it has been reassuring – although not surprising in the slightest – to see how all staff have stepped up to the plate in such trying times.
The Awards Ceremony, held in December, began with a thank you to all staff for the commitment and dedication shown throughout the pandemic in ensuring that we have safe working premises and practices.
As is customary, the Awards Ceremony is the ideal moment to welcome new staff, as well as saying farewell to those leaving for pastures new – be that retirement or new challenges in the workplace.
At B&E Boys, having a unified vision that is shared across the whole company is very important to us. We are constantly looking to promote this shared vision through training and awareness. Therefore, it was right to thank all staff for the contributions that they have made to staff appraisals, as this is a particularly useful way for us to share and work towards this unified vision.
Naturally, it is important that we thank everyone for their efforts during the year and to recognise the contribution made by every single employee, regardless of whether they win an award or not.
Staff were congratulated for the personal achievements made during the year, and recognition was given to those who have welcomed new arrivals to their families during 2020.
An important part of the event is to look back on the projects that B&E Boys successfully completed during the year. Similarly, it was an opportunity to look forward to the year ahead.
2020 saw the completion of several major projects: St Joseph’s, Woodlands, Belmont and South Manchester Crematorium. The property portfolio has been extended, and more local homes have been created on the Greensnook and Oakenhead developments.
2021 looks like being another busy year. We have several ongoing construction projects and will continue with our commitment to residential and industrial development. At the same time, we will look to improve and grow our industrial portfolio. There are plenty of new projects to look ahead to, including DSV, Spar and The Whitaker.
As usual, the 2020 Staff Awards represented a wonderful chance to recognise the contribution made by all staff at B&E Boys. 2020 has been a challenging year for sure, but – if anything – it has just inspired our fantastic workforce to pull together all the more and to produce a sterling team effort.
Here are the award winners:
VOTED BY STAFF
AWARD – OUTSTANDING WORK AND DEDICATION – Ryan Barnes
AWARD – FOR MOST IMPROVED AT WORK – Oliver Bunce
AWARD – FOR TEAM WORK and COMMUNICATION – Luke Crankshaw
VOTED BY THE COMPANY BASED ON APPRAISAL / PERFORMANCE
AWARD – OUTSTANDING LEADER AWARD – Craig Bull
AWARD – COST CONSCIOUS AWARD – Janet Maine
AWARD – BEST PRESENTED SITE – Andrew Horsefield
AWARD – ATTENTION TO DETAIL – Katie Smeeth
AWARD – CONSISTENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION – John Finnegan
AWARD – IN THE HOUR OF NEED – John Crowley
AWARD – COMMITMENT AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE – Eddie Slattery
AWARD – COMMITMENT AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE – Paul Birtwistle
AWARD – COMMITMENT AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE – Michele Tracey
AWARD – COMMITMENT AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE – Susan Buckley
AWARD – PROMISING NEWCOMER – Daniel Martin, Jack Smith
AWARD – MOST CONSISTENTLY UP-BEAT –Alisha Counsell, Mike Carney
AWARD – APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR – Nathan Craig
AWARD – MOST IMPROVED APPRENTICE – Connor Bentley