Plumbers merchant chain Wolseley UK has seen almost a third of its employees nominated by their colleagues for special achievements.
Last April, the company introduced a recognition programme encouraging staff to nominate their colleagues for a reward when they achieve something significant.
Since then, the ‘Thanks for Making a Difference’ programme has said ‘thank you’ to more than 1,000 Wolseley UK staff and awarded vouchers worth a total of almost £30,000.
Among those recognised were James Dyer, sales executive and Mark Stanton, branch manager at Burdens’ Warrington branch, who saved the life of a colleague who collapsed in the office due to blood flow restriction. The pair performed CPR until the emergency services arrived.
Every month a selection of winners are chosen from the entries submitted by any of Wolseley UK’s 6,000 employees across the company’s 750 locations. They are then presented with a selection of high street vouchers.
Siobhan Morrison, Interim HR Director, Wolseley UK, said: “At Wolseley UK, our people are the heart of our organisation and we believe in showing our appreciation for the work they do. James and Mark are just two examples of the genuine characters we employ across the business and being peer-nominated really means something special. We are extremely pleased with how the programme has performed in its first year and hope this encourages our colleagues to keep going that extra mile.”