Wolseley employees rewarded for 'making a difference'

Published:  11 July, 2014

Almost a third of Wolseley UK employees have been nominated by their colleagues for special achievements over the last year through the 'Thanks for Making a Difference' scheme.

The programme encourages staff to nominate collagues for an award when they achieve something significant, and since its launch Wolseley has said 'thank you' to more than 1,000 staff.

Sales executive James Dyer and branch manager Mark Stanton at the Burdens Warrington branch, were recognised under the scheme when they saved the life of a colleague who collapsed in the office due to a blood flow restriction. The two employees successfully performed CPR until the emergency services arrived. With the ‘Thanks for Making a Difference’ programme, their colleague Kerrie Ann-Horton was able to nominate them to be rewarded for their heroic behaviour.

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, 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.”

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