Hosted on 7 February at Searcys’ Barbican Brasserie in London, the reception celebrated 45 of Portico’s most loyal employees in recognition of their contribution (five-plus years).
Combined, the awarded group has collectively dedicated 275 years to the tailored guest services company so far, and while the organisation has run a service recognition scheme for many years, this is the first time a ceremony-style event has been held.
Of the 45 awards this year, 37 celebrated five or more years with the company, with each receiving a card and an extra one day’s annual leave as a mark of thanks. Six employees marked 10-plus years of service and received a card, special engraved plaque and two days of leave. Two colleagues were recognised for serving 15 years and were additionally rewarded with an experience voucher for two people at an iconic destination of their choice as well as a card, special engraved plaque and two days of leave.
A special surprise award was also given to Operations Director Hanna Barret, who has been with Portico for more than 16 years.
Paul Jackson, Managing Director at Portico, said: “It has been a tremendous privilege to be in the same room with all of our longest serving colleagues. Not only is this event an important way to recognise their achievements, but it also is testament to the fantastic retention rates we have at Portico – we work and progress together as a family, and there is no greater evidence of that than seeing so many happy faces at what will be the first of many service ceremonies.”
Portico’s service awards scheme ties into its mission to create a truly great place to work, ensuring that every team member loves their job and can do their best work by feeling invested in and valued.
Moving forwards, all team members who reach five years’ service and above will be invited to Portico’s annual Service Awards Ceremony to celebrate the milestone.
FMJ in conjunction with Grundon Waste Management is pleased to launch the 2023 waste management and recycling survey which examines the ways in which FMs approach their waste management responsibilities.
In this, the sixth year for the annual appraisal, we know there is a greater opportunity than ever for FMs to reappraise their waste and recycling operations and help their organisations meet the growing pressure to achieve ESG goals.
We want to learn how FMs have adapted to the legislative, economic and societal changes of the past year and how they plan to meet the latest waste and recycling targets.
In this survey we’ve posed a series of questions which include insights into FMs’ waste management strategy and targets, how they’re moving towards zero waste targets, and the importance of not just meeting compliance targets but also ESG goals.
The results of the 2023 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.
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