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Ridgeons celebrates builders merchant achievements

Independent builders merchant Ridgeons, celebrated its 7th annual Recognition Awards, to celebrate its employees successes.

Ridgeons celebrates builders merchant achievements

The awards, which formally recognise extraordinary individual and team performance, saw a record number of entries, in the company’s centenary year, with a total of 120 nominations across the 11 categories.

All shortlisted nominations were invited to a dedicated celebratory lunch held at The Nucleus, Little Chesterford, where the winners were announced by the master of ceremonies, BBC TV presenter Bill Turnbull, and presented with their awards by a member of the Ridgeons family.

Winners across the categories were:

  • Extraordinary Customer Service Champion of the year – Martin Chubb, (Salesperson), Sudbury branch
  • Salesperson of the year – Joint winners Paul Johnson, External Sales Representative and Michael Black, Sales Office Support, Ridgeons Forest Products
  • Driver of the year – Calvin Lee, March branch
  • Terry Parker Training & Development award – Phil Firman, Branch Manager, Norwich South branch
  • Team of the year – Transport team, Sudbury branch
  • Branch/Department of the year – Joint Winners Bury St Edmunds branch and the Group Finance Department
  • Manager of the year – Joint Winners Martin Hurrell, Branch Manager, Halesworth and Rebecca Mason, Group HR Manager
  • Bright Idea of the year – Andy Yeoman, Sales Representative, March branch
  • Fundraiser of the year – Ian Newman, (Security Supervisor), Saffron Walden branch
  • Matt Taylor award for outstanding achievement -Garry Smith, Branch Manager, Martlesham Heath and Ipswich
  • Lifetime achievement award – Graham Skillen, Group Buyer Timber and Sheet Materials, Herringswell Mill

    Ridgeons’ managing director Angela Rushforth said: “The recognition ceremony is always a special event in the calendar and with the introduction of an additional two categories in celebration of our 100th anniversary, the event and nominations have more than lived up to expectation. Our employees are our most important asset, which is why each year we like to formally recognise those who have gone the extra mile in their efforts and commitment to the company.”

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