Celebrating Excellence: BGEN’s Employee Recognition Awards 2023
In May 2022, BGEN embarked on a mission to celebrate and honour individuals who exemplified the organisation’s core values. The Employee Recognition Awards were born as a testament to BGEN’s commitment to acknowledging the dedication, hard work, and passion of its employees. Last month, under the theme ‘2023 Winners Awards,’ BGEN held a momentous celebration to recognise the outstanding contributions of its staff. With 206 nominations received, the event was nothing short of extraordinary.
John Sugden, Executive Chair at BGEN highlights what the awards represent and why they were introduced:
“These awards are special in that they not only recognise the BGEN core values but the recipients are nominated by their own colleagues who work with them on a daily basis and are therefore a mark of respect and esteem as well as an achievement in themselves. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank the winners and all the nominees for their contribution over the past year”John Sugden, Executive Chair at BGEN
The Core Values
BGEN’s core values serve as the guiding principles that define the company’s culture and shape its decisions. These values are:
Customer Focused: Placing customers at the forefront of everything they do, ensuring their satisfaction, and exceeding their expectations.
Doing the Right Thing: Upholding the highest ethical standards, demonstrating integrity, and always choosing the morally sound path.
The Safest Way: Prioritising the safety and well-being of employees, customers, and the community, while adhering to the most rigorous safety protocols.
Empowering People: Nurturing a culture of collaboration, respect, and empowerment, where employees are given the tools and opportunities to excel.
Continuous Improvement: Striving for excellence by consistently seeking ways to enhance processes, products, and services, fostering innovation and adaptability.
As the anticipation built up, the winners of the Employee Recognition Awards were announced one by one, each one representing a remarkable embodiment of one of BGEN’s core values.
The Award for Customer Focused: Bill Sergison
Bill Sergison’s unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction and his commitment to going above and beyond in every customer interaction have earned him this prestigious award.
The Award for Doing the Right Thing: Simon Caine
Simon Caine’s impeccable ethical standards and his ability to make morally sound decisions, even in challenging situations, have rightfully earned him this accolade.
The Award for The Safest Way: Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith’s tireless efforts in promoting and enforcing safety measures across the organization have made him a shining example of BGEN’s commitment to safety.
The Award for Empowering People: Emma King
Emma King’s dedication to creating a workplace culture that empowers and uplifts employees has been instrumental in fostering collaboration and teamwork throughout the company.
The Award for Continuous Improvement: Wendy Grimes
Wendy Grimes’ relentless pursuit of excellence and her innovative contributions to process improvement have set a benchmark for continuous improvement within BGEN.
The Employee Recognition Awards celebration in September 2023 was an unforgettable event. The winners were honoured with heartfelt speeches, commemorative plaques, and standing ovations from their colleagues. It was a moment that not only recognised individual achievements but also served as an inspiration for all employees to continue to uphold the core values that BGEN holds dear.
The celebration was not just about the winners; it was about the entire BGEN family coming together to applaud the excellence that had been achieved collectively. It reinforced the importance of unity, shared values, and a commitment to success.