Rochester based Ward Security has announced its top performing employees of the year at its annual Star Employee Awards Ceremony. From its 550 strong team, Ward Security presented nine employees with a Star Award in recognition of their commitment, loyalty and for outstanding achievements during their employment in 2013.
Winners included employees from the London, Central, South East and West regional Ward Security offices with two members of staff receiving special recognition awards.
Alex Ambrose, who has been an employee for seven years was formally recognised by receiving the Outstanding Achievement award. Alex was described at the ceremony as someone “who prefers to work under the radar” and has amazed the head office team with his ability to efficiently collate and analyse data as well as problem solve. He also plays a pivotal part in the management of the company’s bespoke client help desk service.
Lee Chapman was this year’s winner of the coveted Employee of the Year Award which was presented by Gareth Tancred the CEO of BiFM. Lee, who was employed as a dog handler in May 2007, quickly progressed to the position of contract manager and is viewed by Ward Security as one of its rising stars. He was described by the panel of judges as someone who is extremely proactive and diligent and an outstanding ambassador for the company. He was also noted as someone who is a thoughtful and compassionate person which is clearly visible both in the relationships he has with his clients and in his interaction with the dogs he trains.
David Ward, Managing Director of Ward security said “Kevin and I always look forward to these awards with a great sense of pride and satisfaction and we are delighted to host this evening as a thank you and in recognition to the outstanding members we have at Ward Security. Such is the quality of our team that this year’s winners were harder than ever for the judges to decide upon. We would like to congratulate everyone who was nominated throughout the course of the year and to tonight’s worthy winners.”
These are the seventh Annual Employee Awards and the culmination of the monthly employee awards which staff are entered into throughout the year. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 15th of August at The Grange City Hotel in London.
The full list of winners are :-
London Regional Winner 2013 Lauren Kettlety
Central Regional Winner 2013 John Finley
South East Regional Winner 2013 Tom Atley
West Regional Winner 2013 Allan Clarke
Response Winner 2013 Samuel Asiamah
Head Office Winner 2013 Sarah Jones
Dog Handler 2013 Karen Jones
Outstanding Contribution Alex Ambrose
Employee of the Year 2013 Lee Chapman