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Celebrating our 2023 Shining Star winners

On November 23, 2023, we had the honour of hosting our second annual Shining Star Awards at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The event was eagerly anticipated, drawing together approximately 120 colleagues for a memorable ceremony. The evening celebrated the finalists and the remarkable winners who exemplified exceptional behaviour in alignment with our core values: always do right, always seek better, and always put people first.

Congratulations to all our finalists, but there can only be one winner for each category and they were:

  • Sustainability Superstar – Eric Davies (Churchill Cleaning and Amulet)
  • Talented Newbie – Chloe McNamara (Amulet)
  • Mosaic Mountain Movers – Danny Hawkins (Transport)
  • Hidden Gem Site Based – Jose Medina Santana (Portfolio)
  • Personal Growth Seeker – Roger Vargas (On Verve)
  • The Inspirer – Saul Ashworth (Amulet)
  • Hidden Gem Support Services – Rebecca McKinnell (Shared Services)
  • Game Changer M&A – Shaun Patter (Churchill Cleaning)
  • Game Changer non M&A – Fara Painter (On Verve)
  • To The Moon & Back – Jackie Knight (Churchill Cleaning)
  • Shining Superstar – Mehdi Zaidi (Amulet)
  • Dream Team – GLA Trafalgar Square Heritage Warden Team (Amulet)
  • The Ultimate Star – Ellis Wood (Amulet)
  • Biggest Cheerleader – Alexandra Wakeford (Make Ready)
  • The Apprentice Extraordinaire – Gemma Clay (Shared Services)
  • Go Getter – Connor Burgess (Churchill Cleaning)
  • Community Enrichment – Dennis Reynolds (Chequers)
  • Exceptional Achievement  – C2C Operation Serrano team (Amulet)

We received nearly 400 nominations this year for the Shining Star Awards. A heartfelt congratulations goes out to every individual who earned a well-deserved nomination, and, of course, to our outstanding finalists. Your achievements and contributions have truly set a shining example, and we’re honoured to celebrate your success. Well done!