It’s the final countdown

It’s the final countdown

Cue the music - it’s the final countdown! With only one week to go until the Post Office People Awards ceremony, there is not long to wait until our very worthy winners are revealed. The awards evening, taking place at the Postal Museum, is set to be a memorable event, as the extraordinary achievements of current colleagues are celebrated against the backdrop of inspiring stories of colleagues from our incredible history. Ceremony guests will have a private viewing of the museum and a chance to ride the historic mail rail.

Team Support & CRM Administrator Scott Patterson from the Agency Sales Team in Bolton, was thrilled to find out he had not only been nominated for the ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ but had made the final shortlist. Scott said: “I was so surprised! I had no idea that anyone had nominated me until that point so it came as a shock that I’d been recognised. It’s honestly one of the most rewarding feelings to know somebody thinks you’re doing a great job at what you do.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all the other nominees and hearing their stories, it’s not often I get the opportunity to meet people from all over the business like this, so I certainly think it will be a very interesting evening”.

IT Digital Services Operations Manager Jane Smith, based in Chesterfield, made several nominations, and was delighted when one of them made the final shortlist. Jane said: “I was excited that one of my nominations had made it to the shortlist, but mainly, I was even more proud of the person I put forward for the award, Stacey Roebuck”. 

As a nominator of a colleague who made the shortlist, Jane will be attending the ceremony with Stacey. Jane continued: “As for the ceremony itself, I am looking forward to hearing about why the candidates were nominated. I think the awards are a great way to recognise individuals for their achievements, and I feel very lucky to be part of the celebrations”.

Stacey meanwhile, was very moved to have been nominated for the ‘Alwen Lyons Diversity and Inclusion Award’, and commented: “I really didn’t expect to be nominated, as to me I was just doing work that I enjoyed in order to promote Diversity and Inclusion, so finding out that I’d been shortlisted was a shock but such a lovely surprise! I’m looking forward to the awards evening and think it’s a great way to celebrate the successes of colleagues company-wide”.

If you want to follow what’s happening at the awards ceremony next week, you can do so on Yammer where updates will be posted using #popawards2018 as the award winners are announced. You can also follow events on Twitter, if you follow @postofficenews. There will also be news, pictures and video available on One, as we share the extraordinary stories of our winners.

Want to wish a colleague good luck? Send your message of support on Yammer ahead of next week’s ceremony with a pic or a short message here and include #popawards2018.