Sheffield-based recruitment firm Glu Recruit has celebrated the region’s top employees with the launch of its first ever awards scheme.

In an exclusive ceremony at The Leopold Hotel in Sheffield, Business Manager and Director of Happiness at South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation Jo Reid scooped the top prize as Office Hero 2018.

Alessio Migali, Buying Operations Manager at Pricecheck and Maggie Desey, Receptionist at Spencers’ Estate Agents were announced as highly commended finalists, while Joan Osbourne, Support Staff member at Hart Shaw received a special mention for her commitment to her place of work.

While most ceremonies focus on job titles or turnover figures, The Office Heroes Awards sought to recognise those who do so much for their team whether they are morale boosters, time savers, cost cutters or all-round good eggs.

On winning the top prize, Jo Reid said: “It was heart-warming to be recognised not only by my own colleagues, but a judging panel too, for what I do day to day.

“Thank you to Rob and the team for such a special day!”

Rob Shaw, Managing Director at Glu Recruit said: “We know that the successful running of a business is so much more than job titles and turnover figures. With our Office Heroes Awards, we wanted to pay homage to the individuals who do so much for their workplace, but might not necessarily be recognised by other business awards in the region. Whether it’s through hard work, morale boosting, or generally being an all-round superstar, we wanted to give back to those who go above and beyond for others day-in and day-out.

“It’s heartwarming to see so many South Yorkshire employees praised for their hard work., and we’re especially delighted to have presented our winner, highly commended finalists and special mention with an award as a small token of gratitude for all they do others.”

The awards, held at the Leopold Hotel received an overwhelming number of nominations. Of these, ten finalists have been selected as the crème de la crème of Sheffield workers.