More than job titles and turnover figures – an award scheme has celebrated the ‘morale boosters and all-round good eggs’ in the region’s workforce.

The Office Hero Awards are the brainchild of Sheffield-based recruitment firm Glu Recruit and aim to recognise those who go above and beyond.

While most ceremonies focus on job titles or turnover figures, Office Heroes 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.

The awards, held at the Leopold Hotel, received an overwhelming number of nominations. Of these, ten finalists were selected as the crème de la crème in the Sheffield City Region.

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.

“We received so many amazing entries for the first year of the Office Heroes Awards – it’s heart-warming 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 everything they do for their organisations.”

In an exclusive ceremony at The Leopold Hotel in Sheffield, business manager and ‘director of happiness’ at the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Jo Reid scooped the top prize.
Jo said: “It was heart-warming to be recognised not only by my own colleagues, but a judging panel too, for what I do. Thank you to Rob and the team for such a special day!”

Pricecheck buying operations manager Alessio Migali and Spencers’ Estate Agents receptionist Maggie Desay were highly commended finalists, while Hart Shaw support staff member Joan Osbourne received a special mention for her commitment and length of service.

Rob added: “We hope all our finalists had a fantastic time at the ceremony – every one of them are winners in their own organisations for the difference they make to their teams, and are all deserving of special praise.

“We can’t wait to see what our Office Heroes Awards has in store in 2019!”