A dedicated member of Ward Security’s 400-strong staff has been named Employee of the Year at the expanding company’s Annual Employee Awards. Akinola Ogedengbe topped the firm’s role of honour at a ceremony held at the Thistle Brands Hatch Hotel, Dartford, on Thursday, 9th May.
Akinola was described by the panel of judges as richly deserving of the Employee of the Year award because he was “an extremely pro-active and diligent employee. His loyalty to the site where he is assigned is unquestionable and the manner in which he supports his security manager is exemplary”. Akinola has been with the Company for 5 years and received an award in 2008 for best Newcomer. He has regularly reported for duty in advance of his shift start time to ensure that building operations at his site remained unaffected.
Ward Security held its sixth Annual Employee Awards as part of its ongoing policy of recognising the efforts of staff who consistently deliver an exceptional service for clients by going the extra mile. Twelve awards were presented at the event, including four regional awards. Two members of staff received special recognition accolades.
Staff were eligible to be entered for an award if they had previously been nominated for one of the company’s Employee of the Month awards by either a client or a colleague. Winners received an engraved trophy and vouchers.
The awards ceremony brought together both staff and clients, who enjoyed a meal and presentation ceremony led by Ward Security operations director Samantha Pullen.
Employee of the Year Akinola said: “To have won this award is unexpected but I am thrilled. It is fantastic that Ward Security holds these annual awards as it highlights the amazing work that colleagues are doing and helps inspire everyone within the business to drive standards up even higher.”
Ward Security has attained Investors in People Gold status for its work with staff, the only security company to have such a designation.
Ward Security managing director David Ward said: “Delivering an unparalleled service to clients is what drives us on at Ward Security, so we take employee development, training and welfare very seriously. Our
Annual Employee Awards is part of that strategy, helping to highlight examples of exceptional service and best practice.
“We do our utmost to support our staff at Ward Security, and the Employee Awards complements our extensive training programme, which includes NVQs, internal diplomas and the sponsorship of trainees.
“Competition for the awards was intense and reading through the entries highlighted the quality of service that clients can expect from Ward Security.”
Ward Security Annual Employee Awards winners:
London Regional Winner 2012
Central Regional Winner 2012
South East Regional Winner 2012
West Regional Winner 2012
Response/C4R Winner 2012
Head Office Winner 2012
Driver of the Year 2012
Dog Handler Winner 2012
Team of the Year 2012
2012 Special Recognition Award
Special Recognition Award
Employee of the Year 2012