The northern supermarket Booths is celebrating the finest of its colleagues by holding ‘The Best of Booths’ awards, an annual award that highlights outstanding staff members.
We hear great first hand stories about Booths colleagues doing wonderful things for charities and for each other all year round and this year is no exception.
This year, Booths has presented five different awards, showcasing The Best of Booths Colleague of the Year award, Manager of the Year, Store of the Year and the Greatest Achievement of the year, all very well deserved awards.
Nominated by their colleagues, each entry explained why the contender should win the award and with so many great colleagues at Booths, it was a hard decision that a group of 15 from all different levels and areas of the business decided on.
The winners are rewarded with a celebratory lunch with the Booths family to say thank you for all their continuous support, hard work and dedication to their colleagues and Booths.
The winners of the first ‘Best of Booths’ 2018 awards are…
The Best of Booths Colleague of the Year
Rose Boothman, Specialist Supervisor Ilkley.
Rose, who has worked for Booths for 12 years, has been awarded with ‘The Best of Booths’ colleague of the year award for her courage and strength to inspire others.
Now residing in Silsden, Rose has been described by her colleagues as a “very special member of the Ilkley team”. Her passion and dedication has been recognised throughout the company and is now being celebrated with this special award.
Speaking of her win, Rose Bootham said: “I can’t believe it, to be recognised by Booths is incredible. I’m so honoured that my colleagues feel inspired by me and I hope I continue to motivate and encourage them. It was such a lovely surprise coming into work and be given this award and I’m just so grateful to have such a great colleagues.”
Rachel Costello, store manager said: “Rose really deserves this award, she works incredibly hard and she brightens up the day. It’s great that Booths are highlighting and celebrating their colleagues who do such an amazing job all year round. A very well deserved award for Rose.”
The Best of Booths Manager of the Year
Debbie Berry, Specialist Manager Settle
Debbie Berry, has been working at the Settle store for just one year, however she has been in the company for nine years.
Born in Keighley, Debbie was nominated for the Manager of the Year award by her colleagues, for creating a great atmosphere to work in. Therefor making a huge difference to both staff and customers alike. She encourages her team in store to be the best they can be and is a role model for everyone at the Settle store.
Debbie Berry said “I am so honoured to take home this award, to be in a work environment where everyone respects and listens to each other is brilliant. Since joining the Settle team I’ve been nothing but supported and welcomed by my Booths colleagues, it’s been an incredible experience and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.”
However this isn’t just a work celebration but also a family celebration, as her mum has also won the Colleague of the Year Award in Ilkley!
The Best of Booths Store of the Year
Poulton has taken home ‘The Best of Booths Store of the Year’, for the whole stores efforts of working as a team and achieving consistent high standards.
The Poulton team have raised an incredible amount of money for charity, raising £18,000. £7500 of this has gone to Brian house and the Poulton store have also sponsored two Guide Dogs for the Blind for £5,000 each.
Showing their community spirit, the Poulton team have volunteered themselves to host regular events in the café to raise money for charity. Including cocktail evenings, gin nights, burns night suppers and other ‘themed’ events.
Richard Sykes, store manager said: “I know first-hand what an incredible job the Poulton team do, everyone is so focused on being the best they can be and that really shows. We have a great relationship with our customers and have worked hard to become a part of the great community here in Poulton. Overall, we’ve raised £18,000 for charity which is something we work so hard as a team for and we will continue this into the future.”
The Greatest Achievement of the Year
Helen Crossley learning and development manager.
Helen has won this award for her consistent hard work and her creation of ‘The Booths Manager: Colleague Lifecycle’ workshop, which “she’s poured her heart and soul” into.
‘The Booths Manager: Colleague Lifecycle’ is a three day workshop for all Booths managers to attend. The workshop is designed to equip managers with the knowledge and skills to be effective leaders, focusing on the ‘how’ and the ‘what’ to ensure that all managers are the very best they can be.
Following the three day workshop, managers are invited back six weeks after to see how they’ve implemented what they learnt to make a difference in store. Needless to say that her focus and creativity have and will continue to make a huge difference at Booths.
Booths head of retail, Paul Tidswell said: “Rachel has created a revolutionary way to teach our managers to be the very best they can be. It’s something that is effective and makes a real difference in store and in the offices. We’ve had 90 managers attend in the last year and we have plans to have the rest of the managers to attend this year. Her focus and determination to make this work has been recognised across the board and will continue to helps us grow as a Booths family, a very well deserved award.”