Where did the year go? When we stopped to reflect at our annual dinner with over 90 colleagues and partners, it was encouraging to recount just how much we have achieved.
As we enjoyed wonderful food and glorious views from the Adelaide Festival Riverbank Room, both Michael Richards, Chief Operating Officer and Sarah Leo, GM – Brand, Strategy & People, addressed the team and reviewed the achievements of 2015.
This included new equipment purchases, sales growth and employee training programs. They reviewed all of the marketing and brand developments and introduced the new colleagues who have joined us during the year.
Once again, Wil Stevens, (Graphic designer) captured the night in roaming photography (see the photos here) and also using his The Smile Stand photo booth to create some interesting and fun insights into our great team of employees and partners alike. Entertainment was provided by local band Chesterfield Brass, keeping some of us dancing all night to a range of hit songs from the 60s through to 2015.
The much anticipated employee awards were a highlight of the night which included:
This award acknowledges the individual who has contributed to the innovation of the company through recommendations to process, product or equipment.
Awarded to Wil Stevens, Introduction of Augmented Reality
The Cultural Award for 2015
An award to recognise the employee who epitomises the company brand values and ethics as voted for by their peers.
This year the recipient was Wayne Hogg, Digital Production Supervisor. Runner-up was awarded to Rodney Gillard, Offset Production.
It was wonderful to hear the cheers and excitement in the room as the shortlist was announced and the winners declared.
Years of Service Award recipients for 2015 This year several employees received recognition for their continuous years of service, receiving gorgeous Tissot watches:
Leanne Rowley (Customer Service), 20 years
Wendy Greig (Sales), 15 years
Grant Josephs (Estimating), 15 years
Sarah Leo (General Manager), 15 years
Terry Ould (Offset Production), 10 years
Sarah Becher (Prepress), 10 years
Michael Richards (Chief Operating Officer), 10 years
See all of the photos from the night within our Facebook Album.