Staff shine at awards
Staff of Bougainvillea Beach Resort put down their working “tools” and in true team spirit cheered each other on during the resort’s 2013 staff awards ceremony which was held alongside the hotel’s boardwalk, steps away from the ocean.
Several staff members were recognised for their dedication, commitment, hard work and stewardship, including Dwight Crawford of the accounts department, who captured the coveted Employee Of The Year Award, as well as the Assistant Manager Of The Year Award.
The accounts department shone in the limelight as it was also named Department Of The Year, with accountant Mark Estwick copping the Manager Of The Year Award.
Awards also went to the following: Taxi Driver Of The Year Award (Alonsa Jones); Supervisor Of The Year (Ian Blackman); Top Performer Award (Margaret Moore-Bostic); Most Improved Employee (Jerone Clarke); Initiative Award (Melissa Skeete); Guest Service Award (Roxanne Austin-Best); Motivation Award (Hartley Wilkinson); Congeniality Award (Shemora Alleyne); Green Champion Award (Rachel Walker).
Former employees Gloria Greene and Yvonne Bourne were recognised for their long service to the resort, while several employees received Ever Present awards. Staff was also praised for their individual contributions by general manager Sharon Hugh-White and resort chairman Gordon Seale.
In her address Hugh-White commended employees for helping to provide guests with world-class service, and told them such an impact was immeasurable.
She said: “The great Muhammad Ali once said, ‘Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on earth’.
Among the many lessons learned here at Bougainvillea, let your service to others be it guests or fellow staff, be the focus of who you are and what you do. As you come onto this property each day and work together as a team, as a family, I urge you to look out for each other, lift up each other, guide each other – and always remember this, for there will be a time when you will depend on a member of the team as much as they depend on you. Let every moment you spend here doing your job be done with passion, conviction and wholeheartedly because our guests deserve no less.”