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One Team Awards; Conference Blog

Our ‘Manager of the Year’ Lyn Hampton, from Marlow International, gives us the lowdown on winning her Star Award and our recent One Team Conference…

It was a huge privilege to be shortlisted for the Manager of the Year award and to be considered against such brilliant managers. It felt so amazing to win, I still can’t believe it was me! I was so pleased when I heard my name called. I think I was grinning from ear to ear! I have to say a big thankyou to my team at Marlow and also to my Operations Manager, Denise West for all the support they have given me throughout the year. I couldn’t do what I do without them.

It’s great to work for such a fun, innovative and people focused company that really recognise the effort and hard work that their employees put in. It really does make what we all do mean something special.

The atmosphere at this year’s conference was incredibly positive and seemed to have the good old Lexington buzz. It was great to hear about the innovations and ideas that have been going on across the business throughout 2016 and also the exciting things that are about to be rolled out this year.

I was especially impressed by the CSR initiatives looking at cutting food waste and disposable usage. The environment is such a hot topic with our clients and I’m already thinking about how we can achieve the same brilliant results at my site, Marlow International this year.

And last but certainly not least, the bit we all especially look forward to, the amazing food showcase at the end! This is where we can catch up with our colleagues over a glass of wine and tuck into some excellent food. Led by the Food Development Team this year’s theme being all things vegetarian and vegan to tie into Veganuary. We were certainly spoilt for choice with some incredible dishes and ingredients being showcased and it really helped finish the evening on a high. My favourite dishes were the beautiful hospitality bowl food and of course the doughnuts and cheesecake!