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Author: Try Twickenham / Date: Tue, 07/03/2017 - 17:38 /
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Try Twickenham is delighted to announce the winner of the Business Improvement District (BID) Businesses Employee of the Year Award 2016-17.  This prestigious award has been presented to Julie Robins from True Beauty Salon & Medispa.

Julie's employer felt that she should be recognised for her continued hard work, professionalism and loyalty.  Francesca Sherwood, owner of True Beauty Salon & Medispa commented, "Julie has been with the business since I opened the doors fourteen years ago and she is an asset to my company.  She is dedicated, trustworthy and so supportive to all the staff.  She is also extremely helpful with our clients and always makes people smil

Also receiving a Highly Commended award is Anit Singh from Cafe Sunshine.  His employer, Deborah Walker commented, "Anit has overcome his disabilities over the years, is growing with confidence all the time and can now handle any task that the job requires.  He is also such a polite young man with excellent manners and very much liked by all the staff and customers; nothing is too much trouble for him."

The following employees were all commended by their employers for their dedication and loyalty:

Shakil Ahmed, Naz Balti; Erica Angelidis, Maple Leaf Pharmacy; Nikkita Bernard, Urban Beauty at Consol Suncenter; Samantha Butler, Hair Associates; Carly Fuller, Urban Beauty at Consol Suncenter; Leo Hubler, Sandys Fishmongers; Amy Lane, Callaghan Interiors Decoration; Nasha Movalali, The Optical Gallery; Ellie Niknejad, Schmidt Kitchens; Charlie Pellowe, Mint Hairdressing; Leanne Plank, Hair Associates; Gaynor Sharp, Crusader Travel; Nikolett Simon, Mini Bites; Sophie Tolfree, Featherstone Leigh; Matthew Vass, Connect Executive Resourcing.

This is the first time that Try Twickenham has held the awards for employees of BID businesses.  To celebrate International Employee Appreciation Day on Friday 3rd March, employers were invited to nominate their staff or colleagues. The Try Twickenham Board, consisting of local business owners and managers, then selected the two winners from all the entries.  As well as the impressive trophies, the winner will receive £200 and the runner-up £100.

"We are thrilled to have launched our Employee of the Year Award," said Gerry Barwick, Try Twickenham BID Manager.  "It offers the perfect opportunity for employers to acknowledge appreciation of their employees' hard work and skills. We had such a fantastic response from all our businesses and it was a very close contest.  This award will now become an important annual event for Try Twickenham."

 Presentations made by Directors of Try Twickenham Board. Sam Barouki,  Schmidt Kitchens and Stuart Green, Cabbage Patch Pub.