Best in business is recognised

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The historic setting of Broughton Castle was the location for this year’s Banbury Employee of the Year Awards.

Banbury businesses gathered in the Great Hall last Friday for the fourth awards, organised by recruitment agency Plus One Personnel.

The scheme recognises those nominated for their hard work and commitment.

Helen Loggin of Tudor Photography won the Employee of the Year prize after she was nominated by her colleague Harry Rhodes.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to win it, I didn’t even know I had been nominated! Although I have worked here for many years, I still love it – every day is different.”

Cleaning specialist business Karcher scooped the Team of the Year award after Banbury staff worked together to remove grime that had built up over 13 years on the iconic London Eye.

The extensive three-week project saw a deep clean of two-three capsules each night while London slept.

Phil Springall, marketing manager at the Beaumont Road office, said: “It is a great honour to win this award. A great deal of effort went into the project, not only during the three weeks in London but also during the many months of planning before.”

Sales technology firm White Springs also had reason to celebrate, scooping the Employer of the Year award, while Banbury and Bicester College’s Student Experience team was recognised for making an outstanding contribution to the local community.

Claire Kingsbury, co-director of Plus One Personnel, said: “This year’s final exceeded my expectations, it was a great setting to have the final.”




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