Nation salutes staffers
THE?LIMELIGHT?was on staffers of the Nation Publishing Co. Limited yesterday as the company saluted its workers for the contribution they made to the publications over the past year.
Each department shared in the awards during the Employee Appreciation Day at the company’s Fontabelle, St Michael offices as celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary continued.
Wilfred Field, director and chair of the 40th Anniversary Committee, in thanking the staff, said: “As you would appreciate, 40 years just doesn’t happen.
I believe that we would have been blessed from day one and the hand of the Almighty has been on this company from then until today.”
Associate Editor Maria Bradshaw of the Editorial Department copped the prestigious Al Gilkes Award for coverage of human interest stories that impacted the lives of hundreds throughout the island.
Acting Human Resources Manager Margaret Husbands said Bradshaw, who writes her weekly WEEKEND NATION column It Matters To Maria, had “consistently gone after and written human interest stories that have resonated with our readers and keep the NATION at the forefront of people journalism”.
Some of Bradshaw’s works include a story about a Rastafarian family of 23 laying claim to land worth millions of dollars in spite of not having prior legal work done and a Sanitation Service Authority retiree not getting his pension cheques cashed because he had no identification card.
The departmental awards for Most Outstanding Employee went to Patricia Thompson of Accounts, Dawn Moore of Administration/Marketing, Adrian Bowen of Advertising, Danny Grant of Circulation, Natasha Beckles of Editorial, Marlon Cox of Pressroom, Hanif Sealy of Pre-Press, Brian O’Neale of Imageworx and Allison Deane of Technology.
Donna Francis of the Advertising Department won the Supreme Service Award. The criteria for this award were commendations from internal and external customers and the practice of Supreme Service skills on an ongoing basis.
The Most Improved Worker awards went to Natasha Beckles of Editorial and Sonia Worrell of Advertising.
The Outstanding Achievement awards for staffers who surpassed their targets went to Adrian Bowen of Advertising for Top Retail Advertising Sales, Marcelle Trotman of Classifieds for Top Classifieds Advertising Sales while Anthony Wood was the Most Outstanding Distributor.
There were four awards for Ten Years and seven for 20 Years in the Long Tenure awards category. (LK)