We’re all still feeling the effects of the pandemic and now the cost-of-living crisis too. It’s now more important than ever to celebrate our employees and that’s where Glu Recruit’s Office Heroes event comes into play.

Office Heroes was created by Glu Recruit to celebrate employees who are the shining stars of the business they work for. We’re encouraging people to nominate those who have gone the extra mile.

What’s great about Office Heroes is that it’s not all about who’s done the most sales, smashed the most targets or what job title they have, it’s about the human side to the workplace.

What’s in store at this year’s awards?

As we enter the fifth year of the awards, Glu Recruit have teamed up with unLTD once again to celebrate the region’s unsung heroes. The event will take place at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield on Friday, December 2.

We’ve gathered a panel of incredible judges who will be narrowing the nominations down to 10 finalists. We will then be inviting these 10 finalists and their nominees to join us for an afternoon of magic, drinks, food and celebrations! As ever, some fantastic prizes will also be up for grabs.

Nominate your Office Hero! 

If someone in your office deserves a little recognition for the work they do, applications are open from October 3 to November 11 and the form can be found at www.glurecruit.co.uk

Your nomination will be scored out of 20 and we really recommend using at least 250 words for each of your answers to ensure you get the most points possible!

A look back at last year’s winner

After pulling in a clean sweep from the judging panel, the top prize was awarded to George Hill for his achievements at Killis Ltd.

George was described as someone who ‘clearly goes above and beyond’ and bagged himself a well-deserved, engraved trophy and £500 of Meadowhall vouchers.

Charlotte Killi, head of sales & events at Killis and nominator of George Hill, said: “George’s official role at Killis is ‘delivery and training specialist’ although he goes above and beyond in this role in so many ways.

“During the height of the pandemic, when times were harder than ever, George volunteered to go and train all the staff at the pop-up Nightingale hospital in the London Excel centre on all the cleaning machines we supplied.

“Nominating George for last year’s Office Heroes was easy and I’m just so thrilled that everyone recognised him as the incredible, respectful, polite and patient person he is.”

George Hill, delivery & training Specialist at Killis Ltd, added: “I feel very humbled that my efforts were noticed by my colleagues at Killis and winning the Office Heroes awards was very moving.”

Rob Shaw, managing director of Glu Recruit, said: “Last year’s Office Heroes event felt really special, especially because we were able to get things back up and running in person.

“George was a well-deserved winner and it was a lovely moment awarding him last year.

“Office Heroes is one of my favourite events as it gives local businesses the chance to celebrate their employees – which is now more important than ever!

“The whole team at Glu are eager to see all the nominations pour in this year and I for one can’t wait to crown someone Office Heroes winner 2022.”