Olympic snowboarder Zoe Gillings was the special guest at a Manx Telecom annual update and staff awards event.
Zoe, who is Britain’s number one Olympic snowboard cross athlete, spoke about her rise to the top of her sport and the amazing experiences of competing at the Winter Olympics and World Cups – including representing Team GB at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.
All of Manx Telecom’s employees attended the event.
Manx Telecom marketing director David Smith said: ‘Every year we take our employees off-site to receive an update on how the business has performed over the previous 12 months and the plans for the coming year.
‘It’s also a chance to celebrate some of the successes of 2013 and present awards to staff. This year’s event was the first since the company’s recent flotation, so it was also a chance to explain first-hand what this new chapter in Manx Telecom’s history means for staff.’
Manx Telecom CEO Mike Dee presented four awards for outstanding performance.
All staff can nominate colleagues.
The winners for 2013 were Barry Neville, customer service advisor; Gareth Whorrall, technical specialist; Rachelle Cain, accounts assistant; and Stephen Smith, estates maintenance officer.
Staff were also given updates from directors and senior managers on some of the key challenges for the year ahead.
The company’s top priority is to launch the island’s first 4G mobile network this summer, and news of progress was shared with staff.
Continued development of its global solutions business is another key focus for Manx Telecom and this subject was also one which received close attention.
The event was held at the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club in Santon.