GNER holds an annual employee awards ceremony

GNER bats on firm wicket for peer recognition
Transport company GNER holds an annual awards ceremony to recognise and reward employees’ efforts, which includes a peer-nominated category.

This year, the event was extended to all employees instead of being restricted to the firm’s customer service staff, as in previous years. Various prizes, including theatre tickets and a free flight, were presented to staff at a ceremony by cricketer Darren Gough.

Staff could nominate their peers for the title of Employees’ employee of the year. This was awarded to a number of employees from different areas of the business. The winners were determined by the number of votes each received, providing the nominations were deemed valid, rather than based on friendship.

The event was communicated throughout the company from May and all employees were encouraged to nominate colleagues who they thought deserved an award.

Jane Birch, benefits manager, says: “The nomination process sent a buzz around the company.”