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Berry’s Annual Staff Oscars, our 2019 winners

At the end of 2019, we recognised the very best people within our organisation. Each year, staff across the business vote for those in the Company that they feel have gone above and beyond while contributing to Berry’s success and growth.

At the beautiful De Vere Wokefield Estate, comedian Stuart Goldsmith hosted a glamorous awards evening. Alongside Stuart, Berry’s Board of Directors paid homage to the amazing work the Berry Team achieved in 2019. Awards that were up-for-grabs included Engineer of the Year, Customer Service Person of the Year, Telemarketer of the Year, Sales Person of the Year and overall Employee of the Year. Winners received a personalised trophy as well as a £500 bonus.

First award of the evening was Engineer of the Year. This year, members of the Berry Technical Team voted for Craig Rawlings to take home the honour. Craig started with Berry as a trainee and is now one of Berry’s senior engineers. Craig is well-respected by his colleagues and receives constant praise from customers for his attention to detail and faultless service. 

L to R: Stuart Goldsmith, Craig Rawlings and Andrew Legg (Berry's Technical Director)
L to R: Stuart Goldsmith, Tina Harris and Paul Hallam (Berry Co-owner and Operations Director)

The next award was for Berry’s Customer Service Person of the Year. This year’s winner, Tina Harris, is one of Berry’s Customer Relationship Managers. Tina does an amazing job of looking after both Berry’s customers and business partners, taking a genuine interest in their needs. If an account issue looks impossible to solve, Tina takes ownership and will always find a solution.

Following on, Berry’s Telemarketer of the Year Award was presented to Charlene Wilson. Charlene received this award due to her phenomenal performance in 2019, which was the best in the entire Telemarketing Team. Charlene isn’t just a fantastic sales person, she is also a very valued team mentor and supportive colleague.

L to R: Stuart Goldsmith, Charlene Wilson and Jo-Anne Udy (Berry Co-owner and Finance Director)
Russell Vance, Berry Sales Person of the Year 2019

The penultimate award was presented to Russell Vance, who took home the Sales Person of the Year award. Russell was the best-in-class in the Field Sales Team having contributed to nearly £1.5m in sales over the past year. Russell is also a much valued team player who never forgets to acknowledge the supportive team he has in the office.

The most prestigious award of the evening was presented to Charlie Down. Charlie received overwhelming support from her colleagues who named her as Employee of the Year 2019. Charlie is an all round team player, she’s there to support colleagues whenever needed and is also very active with the various charity initiatives that Berry takes part in. 

L to R: Stuart Goldsmith, Charlie Down and Kerry Hill (Berry HR Director)
Berry's Board of Directors and Staff Award Winners

Although only five individuals were recognised on the night, Berry’s Board of Directors emphasised throughout the evening that it’s every single individual at Berry that contributes to the company’s success and for making it a really fun and vibrant place to work.

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