PRESS RELEASE: Webhelp UK, one of the country’s leading business process outsourcers (BPO), hosted its fifth annual Star awards at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Thursday 24 September, designed to recognise the wealth of talent across its UK teams.
The business rolled out the red carpet to its largest internal awards to date and celebrated the considerable successes of its customer service professionals with a glittering masquerade ball.
A record attendance of more than 250 colleagues across the UK, India and South Africa turned out for the event which honours the hard work and commitment from its people and teams across the 12 UK sites.
A total of 12 awards were handed out, its most to date, with notable titles including ‘Rising Star of the Year’, ‘People Manager of the Year’, ‘Webhelp UK Team of the year’ – and the prestigious ‘Making a Difference’ award which honours charitable support provided within the local community.
Webhelp Chief Executive, David Turner, has acknowledged another incredible year of hard work and success within the company.
He considers the awards a vital way to recognise the exceptional levels of expertise that exists within the company, by shining a spotlight on both teams and individuals.
David said: “People are at the heart of our business and that extends from our customers across to our employees.
“It is vitally important to us that we highlight talent and success within the business – which is why we established the Star Awards five years ago.
“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our people across the country we are continuing to grow as an innovative and forward thinking customer experience provider – and are striving for even greater things in the months and years to come.”
Key winners from the night include Bob Paul who took home the ‘Making a Difference’ award for his commitment to working tirelessly and selflessly for chosen charity Diabetes Scotland. The organisation also received a £1,000 donation on behalf of Bob’s win.
Runners up were Grace Gillies for her work with Cancer Research UK and Chris Stead for his work with the National Autistic Society and also the Little Princess Trust, who all received a cheque for £500 for each of their charities.
Other notable winners include Louis Markham from Kilmarnock for ‘Rising Star of the Year’, who was praised for her ambition and commitment to the job. While Douglas Wernham took home the award for Shining Star of the Year, pinpointed as a top performer within the Glasgow team.
Webhelp UK is part of the Webhelp Group; a global business process outsourcing provider that employs 30,000 people in 79 locations worldwide.
With 12 locations across the UK, its operational headquarters in Falkirk, Webhelp UK has grown its revenues by 112% in the last four years.
The full list of winners, as follows:
Rising Star of the Year – Louis Markham, Kilmarnock.
Shining Star of the Year – Douglas Wernham, Glasgow.
The Brightest Star of the Year – Anna Collins, Human Resources, Derby.
People Manager of the Year – Team Leader category, Dionne Woods, Kilmarnock.
Role Model of the Year in a support role – Neil McCurrie, Management Development, Derby.
People Manager of the Year – Laura Hughes, Derby.
The Wow Factor – Kenny Gouldson, Compliance & Quality Service Assurance, Falkirk.
Role Model of the Year in an operational role – Chris Park, Rothesay.
I.C.U.R.Wow Award – James Hamilton, Business Insight, Falkirk.
Webhelp UK Team of the Year – IT and Facilities Team leading Glasgow move (multiple locations).
CEO Special Recognition Award – Dearne Valley site
The Making a Difference Award – Bob Paul for Diabetes Scotland.