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Swan celebrates staff at third Annual Employee Awards

Swan Employee Awards 2019Swan celebrated its 25th Anniversary and its staff at the 3rd Annual Employee Awards held at 28 West in Canary Wharf on Friday 18 October. There was a celebration for three long-standing members of staff who received long service awards; together they have worked at Swan for a total of 63 years!

The coveted Team of the Year accolade, voted on by Swan employees, was won by Swan's WorkplaceTeam. Headed up by Head of Workplace Management, Chris Dawson he said winning the award was a "huge surprise!". He credited their success to a renewed focus on improving customer service and ensuring the five strong team are visible to all of Swan's employees working across 32 different sites in Essex and east London. Chris added that he thinks their biggest success was "the complete refurbishment of the Oldchurch office in Romford which we completed in just eight days."

The awards recognise the employees who live Swan's values. Staff nominate their colleagues and the winners were selected by Swan's Executive Team. The following people won awards:

  • Jess Taha, People Business Partner - I am innovative

  • Dave Martin, Project Manager -I want tomake a difference

  • Mel Garrod, Acting Operations Manager (Swan Care North) -I amenterprising

  • Devika Dwarka, Neighbourhood Service Officer -I believe in oursocial purpose

  • Tabatha Crosby, Customer Service Officer -External Customer Service

  • Suzannah Cooper, Finance Administration Assistant, Purchase -Internal Customer Service

  • Connor King, Graduate Development Manager -Best Newcomer

  • Alexandra Lapping, Operations Manager (Hera) -Manager of the Year

John Synnuck, Chief Executive said "The Annual Employee Awards were a triumph and it was fantastic to see everyone join in the celebratory spirit. I would like to congratulate everyone who won an award. At Swan, we believe being one unified team is crucial to our continued success."




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