Employee of the month

Here at MAN Commercial we employ over 1500 staff who represent us on a wide range of different sites all around the UK. Each month we review nominations received and lucky winners are awarded with our ‘Employee of the Month’ prize, which is presented in celebration of their achievement. You can view our winners below.

Employee of the Month - Oct 2020

Jack Kelly

We would like to congratulate our October employee of the month, Jack Kelly, who has had some great feedback recently from our client at Lucozade Ribena Suntory in Uxbridge. Jack went above and beyond his duties to ensure some parcels were sent off quickly in Europe to help ease the pressure of staff working from home. Jack processed the parcels very quickly due to tight timelines and was extremely welcoming to our clients partner, even offering him a soft drink! Well done Jack!

Employee of the Month - Oct 2020

Jason Astley

Our first Employee of the Month winner for October is Jason. Jason is a popular winner at MAN Commercial who has been with us for over 10 years now. Jason was put forward for the award following an outstanding act of quick thinking and first aid, when he rushed to assist a member of the public who was choking on site. Jason stepped in and managed to dislodge a blockage and place the gentleman in the recovery position. When paramedics attended they praised Jason and stated that his actions had prevented serious injury. Well done Jason!

Employee of the Month - Sep 2020

Anwar Bawaazir

Congratulations to Anwar, who has been awarded an Employee of the Month prize for dedication to his role at Amazon in Northampton. Anwar was put forward by a client on site, who said "I consistently get feedback from visitors to site about [Anwar] It is always incredibly positive, his upbeat attitude, clear direction and instructions to visitors new to site, always helpful. [Anwar] comes across as genuinely caring about the DNN1 site and the teams here." Well done Anwar, keep up the good work!

Employee of the Month - Sep 2020

Mohammed Naqshbandi

Well done to Mohammed, one of our Operations Support Officers in Birmingham who has been recognised as an Employee of the Month winner in September. Mo has received lots of great feedback since starting at MAN Commercial just over a year ago. Last month, one of clients said "I have had a visit from Mo today , and must say very professional and thorough individual , he spent a considerable amount of time with the guard and explained the job and what we expect going forwards". Mo always shows a professional attitude and dedication to his job, congratulations Mo! Pictured is Mo receiving his certificate and vouchers from Laura McCarthy, People & Communications Director.

Employee of the Month - Sep 2020

Angie Whitehouse

One of our Employee of the Month winners for September is the lovely Angie, who is part of our Control Room Team. Angie is popular with our teams across the country who regularly speak to her on the Control Room line. Angie always does a great job, but has been awarded this month due to her recent actions which alerted an officer's next of kin that something may be wrong when he acted out of the ordinary, and was later found to need hospital care. Well done Angie!

Employee of the Month - Aug 2020

Ilona Flak

We would like to say a big well done to our employee of the month for August, Ilona Flak, who works at our Clipper Joules site. A nightshift associate became unwell during the shift with the only first-aid trained staff on site at the time being from the security team. Ilona stepped in and stayed with the associate whilst NHS Direct was contacted and waited with the associate to monitor her until the doctor called back and instructed of what to do next. In the following few days after, Ilona also supported another incident where an associate had injured themselves. Here is Ilona with her certificate and she has also received £25 shopping vouchers. Great work Ilona!

Employee of the Month - Aug 2020

Ang Tamang

This month we are celebrating one of our long-time Supervisors, Ang Tamang, who works on behalf of MAN on a Savills managed site in Birmingham. Ang was put forward for Employee of the Month by our client Mike, who said: “Just wanted to say how impressed we continue to be with Ang. He has fully taken control and ownership of the site going above and beyond a regular level of security officer service on countless occasions for us. He is incredibly capable in terms of contractor management, tenant liaison and tenant visitor management. He knows exactly what is going on at all times on the site so acting as eyes and ears for us. He is always willing and able to undertake jobs around the site if I have asked him to and has done many other small jobs that have not even been asked of him. Ang is always cheerful, pleasant and personable to meet on site, always smart and perfectly presented and always available via phone or email to answer queries.” A big well done to Ang for all he does representing MAN Commercial every day, thank you Ang!

Employee of the Month - Jul 2020

Shaz and Michael

Two of our Officers at Romford’s Brewery Shopping Centre have been recognised as Employee of the Month Winners recently, thanks to their superb efforts during unprecedented events on site.  Our client Andrew said; “ The centre suffered a power cut at 10pm and despite already been on duty that day Shaz Khan returned to site to assist the night team in dealing with what can be best described as a battle zone  as the smoke vents had opened during a very heavy rainstorm, causing water to run throughout the mall. Even after the power had been reinstated everything had failed and need to be reset taking the best part of the rest of the night to get the Centre into a position where we could reopen in the morning. Michael who works on nights also worked tirelessly to assist both Shaz and The Security Manager Wasim to resolve the site issues.” We are delighted to commend both Shaz and Michael for their performance in such challenging conditions – well done both of you!

Employee of the Month - Jul 2020

Patrick Lucas, Bismark Owusu-Boateng and Hamed Faal

"I could not have asked for more!"

This was the feedback we received from Sunseeker's Health & Safety Manager when praising the performance of our Security Officers during a recent HSE visit on site.

The three Officers involved, Patrick Lucas, Bismark Owusu-Boateng and Hamed Faal, did a fantastic job assisting with what was a major Health & Safety check for the site and their proud Manager Mike McLaughlin confirmed that everything was done "100% correctly".

We are therefore delighted to have awarded these three Officers Employee of the Month Awards for July, pictured here receiving their certificates and vouchers from Mike. Well done for such a great job guys!

Employee of the Month - Jul 2020

Steven Monori

Our first employee of the month for July is Steven Monori, who is our Security Guard at our Joules sites. We recently received some great feedback for Steven, with the client saying: 'Over the last few months during the Lockdown Steve has been a really positive member of the team. Steve is extremely helpful with our comings and goings, and knows where we should be at all times. We look forward to seeing him. Steve is an asset to your team' Here is Steve with Chloe Cookson from Joules, receiving his certificate and high street vouchers. Well done Steve!

Employee of the Month - Jul 2020

Amazon Team EUK5

MAN Commercial’s Security Team at Amazon EUK5 in Peterborough have achieved 100% in all their KPI’s for the month of June 2020, earning themselves outstanding status over the last 4 months. We are beyond proud of this group of Officers, led by Security Manager Rich Unitt, but these excellent results are actually the latest in a long line of fantastic achievements by this team. Rich said of his team’s results “It is all credit to the teams and their outstanding engagement and efforts.” MAN Commercial’s Contract Manager for Amazon Dave Keighley added  “The scores include many positive comments, to achieve 100% despite the challenges faced during these times is fantastic.” One of our core officers, Elton, was last month responsible for preventing thefts worth hundreds of pounds. With search techniques reduced at the moment due to Covid-19 safety precautions, Elton showed an excellent eye for anything untoward by spotting full pockets and a change of posture on the suspect. A few days later, Elton detected another potential thief who was attempting to hide some perfume bottles under his hoodie as he made his way out of the fulfilment centre. Elton was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the team’s success and presented with £25 High Street Vouchers alongside his certificate. The second Officer who was celebrated for her contribution to the achievements of EUK5 is Yvonne. Yvonne spotted an associate with something concealed under his arm, which on challenging him she found to be an apple charger, the discovery of which lead to further electronic goods being located. Team Supervisor Rashid Khaderzai also received a Special Recognition Award after his quick reaction to a fire outbreak in the cardboard trailer on site. Rashid was praised by Amazon for his fantastic organisation and leadership whilst handling this potentially dangerous situation. Yvonne, Rashid and Elton received vouchers alongside their certificates, alongside Rich Unitt and the rest of the team who were all awarded with MAN Commercial cupcakes. HR Director Traci McCallister and People & Communications Director Laura McCarthy visited site this week to present the awards and pass on congratulations and thanks to the team.

Employee of the Month - Jun 2020

Abraham Dampha

Our second employee of the month for June is Abraham Dampha, who is one of our Security Officers at Snow Hill Carpark. Abraham has been with us 12 years and has had some excellent feedback from our client who says ‘We all know that when Abraham is on duty we can rely on him to carry out regular patrols and keep us all informed of any issues there are. Incidents and updates are reported very quickly and he responds and acknowledges all our emails. During the COVID 19 restrictions he has moved from his regular position at Millennium Point car park to Snow Hill car park and he has been sending us regular car park usage figures which are very important for us to have so we can monitor car park usage. He recently notified my colleague of someone suspicious trying to open car boots and this was picked up on CCTV and the police were notified this shows how diligent he is in his duties. He is a very good security supervisor and keeps us informed of all security related issues and is also able to get in touch with any of the security guards we have on duty very quickly if we need to inform them of anything. We are very grateful for the work he does for us and would like it to be acknowledged.’ Heres Abraham with his manager Scott receiving his certificate and vouchers. Well done Abraham!

Employee of the Month - Jun 2020

Andrew Gresham-Simpson

This months employee of the month is Andrew Gresham-Simpson, who is our Security Supervisor at The Range in Thorne. Andrew was nominated by our client who says ‘Andrew has shown exceptional commitment to the contract through these difficult times, I believe Andrew to be an outstanding officer and a credit to MAN and The Range contract, he has a positive attitude and a welcoming character that is always noted by visitors to June and myself, and is very professional in his approach and well respected by his colleagues. Andrew thinks for himself and is very self-motivated and open to new processes and ideas. Andrew has managed the reception area calmly and confidently throughout the 2m distancing period something that at times must have been exceedingly difficult to do, Andrew kept his calm approach and controlled the flow of people and distances between them along with our team of managers, this may sound simple but when you consider over three hundred people will enter and exit the building at a shift change, quite a task for any team.’ Pictured is Andrew with his certificate and £25 high street shopping vouchers. Great work, Andrew!

Employee of the Month - May 2020

Bright Darko

Our May employee of the month is Bright Darko, who is one of our Security Officers works at Newman University. Bright has made a measurable impact on the team at Newman but more recently he was involved in an incident in which he acted exceptionally and with the highest level of professionalism. He took a call from someone saying that there was a student on the campus who was harming themselves in an attempt to commit suicide. This was completely unexpected and it resulted in Bright saving the student’s life. Well done Bright, we are very proud! Pictured is Bright with his certificate and high street vouchers, with Matt Hemmersley who is our client.

Employee of the Month - Apr 2020

Paul Smith

Our employee of the month for April is Paul Smith, who works on our Amazon site in Rugby. Paul professionally and successfully dealt with someone who was drunk whilst he was stepping up as supervisor and the client have mentioned what a great job he did. Here is Paul with his vouchers and certificate, great job Paul!

Employee of the Month - Mar 2020

Golom Arif & Geoff Wherton

Our first employee of the month for March is Geoffrey Wherton, who works on ours Portmerion site. Geoff recently helped out and spent 1.5 hours clearing water after a down pipe came off and flooded the area. Geoff's help was very appreciated on site. Well done Geoff! Our second employee of the March is Golam Arif, who works on our Amazon site in Leicester Coalville. Golam successfully found a suspect of a stolen item on site last month. This is his third capture in less than a year. Well done Golam!

Employee of the Month - Feb 2020

Trevor Campbell and Joao Gouveia -

Our February employees of the month is Trevor Campbell and Joao Gouveia, who both work at The Brewery in London. Our client said ‘We would like to nominate Trevor & Joao as employees off the month to show our appreciation for their dedication and hard work they have put through working at The Brewery. They are always on time, smart and willing to go the extra mile. They have been an asset especially during critical times i.e. incidents, day to day running, etc. They are both considered competent staff as they can adapt to different situations and using the incident on 16th January (fight in the mall) as an example, both performed exceptionally and should be commended for their efforts to keep their morale up’ Pictured above is Trevor and Joao with their certificates and they have both received their high street vouchers. Great job guys!!

Employee of the Month - Jan 2020

Aidarous Awil

January’s employee of the month is Aidarous Awil, who works on Snowhill car park. Aidarous recently helped a lady who was struggling to pay her parking ticket and carry her baby’s buggy down the stairs. He paid £2.00 of his own money to help the lady and ensured that her and her baby exited the carpark safely. To quote the lady ‘I could not thank him enough for his kindness and practical help. These things rarely happen and he was amazing. I tried to offer to pay him back later but he refused. He suggested I donate to charity which I did. He really made my day so much easier.’ Pictured here is Aidarous with his certificate and shopping vouchers. Well done Aidarous!!