26 January 2011
Leeds-based consultancy WYG has held an awards evening to celebrate the achievements of the business and its star employees during 2010.
During the year, WYG substantially completed its reshaping to create a strong international company which is globally competitive and delivers technical excellence and innovation to its clients. The consultancy also celebrated its 50th anniversary having originally started out in Leeds.
The special Employee Awards ceremony was held in Leeds where the top 10 winners, from as far afield as Turkey and Poland, were presented with their awards by the company’s chief executive, Paul Hamer.
Speaking after the celebrations Paul said: “Our entire market offering is based on human capital, differentiated skills and we recognise that the future success of this company is down to the hard work and dedication of our employees. Their tenacity and ability to innovate is the secret of our success and allows WYG to consistently optimise value for clients on schemes around the world.
“2010 was a year of change for WYG and we reached some incredible milestones. We celebrated our 50th anniversary, won our biggest ever international programme of work in the Balkans and opened overseas offices in Bosnia & Herzegovina, a subsidiary company in Croatia and we expect to open a further subsidiary company in South Africa soon.
“As with any challenge, our employees continue to drive this company forward and these awards are our way of saying a big thank you to them,” he said.
The award-winning categories were: Employee of the Year; Graduate of the Year; Best Technical Paper; Clientism; Team of the Year; Quality; Excellence in Leadership; Internationalising WYG; and Best Individual or Team Contribution towards Community Responsibility.
After a celebratory dinner, the winners were presented with their certificate and a cheque for £500.
Unfortunately, Joanne O’Sullivan, winner of the Best Technical Paper/Demonstration of Technical Excellence, was unable to attend the ceremony to collect her award.
Photograph of the award winners:
Richard Halsey, Employee of the Year – Consulting Services; Andy Louth, Employee of the Year – Business Services; Chris Grose, Graduate Award; Richard Burnel on behalf of Joanne O'Sullivan & Local Authority Team, Best Technical Paper/Demonstration of Technical Excellence; Brendan Carty, Clientism; Benn Horncastle and Darren Kennedy on behalf of Newcastle M&E Team, Team Award; David Richardson, Prize for Quality; Tomasz Klimczak, Excellence in Leadership; Sally Kelly & Tomasz Skowronski, Internationalising WYG; Andrew McInnes, Best Individual or Team Contribution towards Community Responsibility.