Group of smiling MGF employees celebrating award win

9 Nominations and 2 Winners for NWEEG 2019

MGF attended the North West Employee Engagement Group (NWEEG) 2019 awards on Thursday 23rd May where Joe and Emma collected their prizes, after an impressive 9 MGF employee nominations.

The application process involved recommendations from management and nominations from the company Directors before NWEEG shortlisted 240 nominations down to a final three in each category. It was an anticipating wait. Successfully, two MGF nominees were shortlisted for the awards and both were announced as winners in their categories. Congratulations to – Apprentice of the Year: Joe Jenkins and New Recruit of the Year: Emma Metcalfe!

MGF’s Marketing Manager, Stephen Baldwin, said,

“From the moment Emma joined the team, she made a massive, positive impact and has been a breath of fresh air for the business. Emma takes her role very seriously and during her first year has been requested by name by directors to assist them in launching new initiatives and promotions. The reputation of the marketing team internally has skyrocketed during the last 12 months and Emma has been a key part of this change. She sets the standard for all new starters and is a true role model for the business.”

Tom Bogan, MGF’s HR Team Leader, commented on why he recommended Joe for a nomination,

“Since joining the HR department, Joe has gone from strength to strength, consistently providing unwavering support and assistance to the HR team and the business as a whole. Joe has a real passion for recruitment and has been instrumental in assisting the business with its recruitment demands, taking on more vacancies than many of the rest of the team due to individual workloads without hesitation or complaint. We’d be lost without Joe and we look forward to seeing him develop into a well-rounded and respectful individual and HR professional.”

Following a day of talks and seminars, the 3rd annual awards ceremony was kicked off by a welcome from NWEEG founder, Steve Smith. The awards are set out to celebrate the people in the business, the individuals to whom the success is owed, honouring them with 12 categories with the chance to win.

With the aim of making the North West the best place in the world to work, NWEEG gives the opportunity for businesses from different industries to interact with each other: sharing tips and tricks for inspiring employee engagement via various initiatives. The only organisation of its kind in the country, NWEEG started as an idea of small group discussions and has since blossomed to include 1300 organisation group members, with a collective over 1 million employees and over £23 billion annual turnover.