We hosted our inaugural Parogon awards night this week, to celebrate and reward our staff for their dedication.

We held the event at Aston Marina and it was a huge success.

There were 32 awards up for grabs, five of which were site awards and the rest were individual, including the much coveted Employee of the Year for Front of House and Back of House.

Awards included; stand up to scrutiny, fundraising champions, harmonious tribe, customer is king, site of the year, manager of the year, people’s choice awards and the one everyone wants, employee of the year.

Front of house employee of the year went to Oliver Hosler-Rushton at the Blockhouse. He was described by his manager as: “Always incredibly positive. Pushes other members of the team and for drives sales incentive and upsells.”

Back of house employee of the year was awarded to Stephen Siriett from the Swan with two Necks. His manager said: “He push bikes from Burslem every single day, is never late or sick. And when he is at work gives 110%.”

The winners of the Employee of the Year trophies received an all-expenses-paid trip to Amsterdam. Other rewards included hampers, spa days and Michelin star restaurant experiences.

Working in hospitality means our team doesn’t get a traditional Christmas do, as it’s such a busy period for us. It’s important to us that we give our staff the opportunity to let their hair down, have some fun and feel appreciated too.

We decided to host the Parogon Annual Awards as a way to recognise those who go above and beyond and to really give the team a chance to dress up and have a great night.

It was brilliant, everyone looked amazing, morale was high and we all thoroughly enjoyed a well-deserved night.

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