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Published on: 26 September 2017

A star studded staff awards evening

The event was a huge success with lots of positive feedback and over 170 guests in attendance including individual and team nominees, 13 local business sponsors, clients and the Lord Mayor Cllr Barbara Boyce, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of York and Val Clark, Lady Mayoress.

The purpose of the awards was to celebrate the exceptional work undertaken by our WorkwithYork & WorkwithSchools temporary staff and the important role they play in supporting the local economy. As we value our staff, we wanted to formally celebrate individual and team successes and this event seemed the perfect way to show our appreciation and it's something unique in the local recruitment market.

We were delighted to have local radio personality and voice-over artiste Chris Marsden compèring the event as well as Bill Colman, our Managing Director, Karen Bull, Operations Director and Claire Leaver, Marketing & Communications Manager co-presenting the awards.

During the evening 12 awards were presented by the sponsors to individuals and teams including:



 Awesome Administrator  Energi Trampoline Park, York Paul Wicks
 Student Support Superstar                   Inc Dot Design & Print Ben Jewitt
 Outstanding Carer                               Streamline Taxis Christine Winn
 Customer Service Champion                 Mosaic Fulfilment Solutions Lindsay Cann
Outstanding Contributor                       Setfords Solicitors Carole Arnill
Specialist Superstar                             City of York Council Fiona Fallon
Manager of the Year                           Jane Fisher Associates James Walker
 Best Place to Work APP Construction Community Base
Employer of the Year                          Athena HR Explore Libraries
Terrific Teacher                                  Valhalla, York Claire Pearson

Team of the Year                               

 Principal Hotel, York The Glen
Multi-Sector Superstar                         Castle Howard Tony Rawcliffe


Local band, The Grand Ole Uke of York, livened up proceedings at the interval with an energetic performance.

The evening concluded with a grand prize draw, presented by the sponsor, Richard Cuff of Gough & Kelly and Councillor John Gates. Prizes were kindly donated by York businesses including Henshelwoods Delicatesse, Shambles Tavern, Ye Olde Pie & Sausage Shoppe, Chakra Therapy Rooms, Kuda Club, Duke of York Pub & Restaurant, York City Football Club and Make it York.




Great feedback from guests and sponsors was received. Take a look at the comments below;

“I had a wonderful time and the staff here. I feel very proud of the fact that we were nominated for an award.  It is always good to know that the Supply staff feel very comfortable coming into the school and consider themselves part of the team.  We very much appreciate the support you provide and know that the school wouldn't run as smoothly without your willing and friendly staff.”- Primary School Client & nominee for ‘Best Place to Work’, WorkwithSchools 

“Thank you all for a lovely evening tonight. I could see that a lot of work went into it. The food and entertainment was excellent. I do think that all of you should

have been given an award for all your hard work and dedication to the supply staff that you work with. It is truly a pleasure to be on your books” – Primary Supply Teacher - WorkwithSchools


 “I would like to extend my thanks for hosting such a lovely event on Thursday 21st September. It was conducted beautifully, the setting was lovely, the buffet was delicious, it was a huge treat to have a glass of champagne, the band "The Grand Ole Uke of York" were terrific and the compère Chris Marsden was excellent. I really enjoyed listening to the nominations of the candidates, and was delighted to have been nominated, however, being part of the winning team of "Best place to work" was the icing on the cake. Thank you so very much to everybody involved.” ‘Best Place to Work’ Award winner , WorkwithYork


“I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for a really lovely night on Thursday.  Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening, met loads of great people – it was a real success.  Thanks again for all your help with choosing the categories etc and also on the night.” Sponsor, Athena HR








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