Telent celebrates employees driving growth and success at Annual Awards evening

On Wednesday 16th March, Telent colleagues dressed to impress and arrived at the Grand Station in Wolverhampton for this year's Annual Awards evening. Celebrating talent, success and hard work across the entire team, Telent would like to congratulate all winners and nominees put forward by colleague nominations and votes for an award on the night.

Colleagues shortlisted from 160 nominations in 12 award categories were treated to a fabulous night compèred by Telent’s own Joe Pincus (Business Development Director). This was along with a delicious three-course meal and entertainment from the talented Great British Ratpack as the team danced the night away. ​​​​​​​

The award winners for each category were announced throughout the evening and following this, the winners can finally be revealed.

Mark Plato Apprentice of the Year

Rhys Sedgwick – Installation and Commissioning Engineer

"Rhys consistently goes above and beyond to support his team and deliver the best service for Telent’s customers. He’s passionate about his role and helping others, supporting a number of initiatives both internally and externally to promote engineering apprenticeships."

Graduate of the Year

Oliver Bushell – Assistant Project Manager

"Oliver has played a huge part in bringing people and teams together around a common goal. He’s supported numerous teams and individuals and always treats everyone with an open mind, bringing a very positive attitude to the team."

High Five Award

Gerri Hancox –​​​​​​​ Personal Assistant to Managing Director (Transport)

"Gerri is an enthusiastic and committed charity champion and has been instrumental in organising fundraising events for corporate charities over the last several years. She always engages with colleagues, customers, and suppliers in a professional and friendly way."

Safety Star Award

Daniel Rigby – Regional Manager

"Daniel goes above and beyond to coach new and existing members of the team to ensure they do things in a safer way. He always looks for the best way to assist his teammates and is frequently a sounding board for other colleagues."

Driver Safety Award

Adam Bench – Fleet Operations and Compliance Manager

"Adam has shown commitment and dedication to Telent’s Driver Safety Operational Group, never failing to attend meetings and share ideas. He goes above and beyond to support the driver safety programme and is influential in getting driver safety initiatives off the ground."

Innovation Award

Jack Goodwin – Software Solution Architect

"Jack has demonstrated a willingness to think outside the box and deliver for Telent’s customers. He always researches the cutting edge in software capabilities and his ability to innovate has led to key breakthroughs in projects."

Team Telent Award

HR Admin and Payroll Team

"The HR Admin and Payroll team have shown dedication to Telent and to other colleagues and teams. Over the last 12 months, they’ve supported over 1000 new starters and are instrumental in supporting the business."

In the Field Award

Luke Lyons – Maintenance and Commissioning Engineer

"Luke is committed to expanding his knowledge and always steps up to volunteer or support his team when needed. He’s highly spoken of by other colleagues and managers and brings a positive outlook to work."

Employee of the Year Award

Gayle Webber – Junior Programme Manager

"Gayle has shown commitment and dedication to Telent and her team, sharing her knowledge and expertise to train others or support customers. She leads by example and goes out of her way to ensure the health and wellbeing of the team, going the extra mile for clients on a regular basis."

Telent Values – Commitment Awards

Lee Clinton – Senior Operations Manager

Daniel Hearty – Principal Engineer

Alhaji Carew – Contract Services Manager

Sonia Wellington – Supply Chain Manager

Stuart Smith – Senior Business Development Manager

Telent Values – Service Awards

Terri Flynn – Sales Support Manager

Rachel Bromley – Finance Manager

Helen Kaye – Secretary to Group HR Director

Iain Ross – Senior Systems Engineer

Tom Whittle – Solution Architect

Telent Values – Values Awards

Jessica Farley – Head of Talent Development

Igor Chernikov – Engineer Radio Systems

Amie Pryal – Communications Advisor

Gill Schofield – Compliance Team Leader

Alan Hulme – Engineering Manager

Claire Adams – Hot Job Manager

Special mentions also went to Andy Roberts (Senior Occupational Health and Safety Manager) and Dave Johnson (Programme Validator) who both went above and beyond to support colleagues who were struggling with their mental health. Andy and Dave respectively made efforts to reach out to their colleagues to help them through challenging times, and the Executive Team felt both deserved a special mention for their actions. ​​​​​​​

Following yet another busy year, the team at Telent continues to work tirelessly to ensure that the nation’s critical digital infrastructure remains connected. The Annual Awards night is a huge ‘thank you’ to all members of our valued team.

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