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GREAT TEAM: Isle of Man Bank's 21-strong corporate relationship management team are very proud of their collective 516 years of service, which makes the bank an ideal sponsor for Isle of Man Newspapers' Awards for Excellence Teamwork Award

GREAT TEAM: Isle of Man Bank's 21-strong corporate relationship management team are very proud of their collective 516 years of service, which makes the bank an ideal sponsor for Isle of Man Newspapers' Awards for Excellence Teamwork Award

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ISLE of Man Bank is sponsoring the Teamwork Award at this year’s Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence.

Last year’s winner of the Award for Teamwork was the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Council (NMAC). It was accepted on behalf of NMAC by its chairman, Bev Critchlow, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Therapies.

NMAC represents nurses and midwives from all fields of nursing across the island and its purpose is to lead the professional and strategic development of the island’s nurses and midwives, through teamwork and collaborative working.

Under Bev’s chairmanship, some of NMAC’s key achievements include: the introduction of Pre-Registration nurse training and Mental Health nurse training to the Isle of Man; the introduction of Nurse Prescribing, and the introduction of professional standards across the island.

Bev was delighted to receive the Teamwork Award last year on behalf of NMAC and said: ‘This award is a wonderful recognition of the work that NMAC has been doing.

‘The team has worked extremely hard and it motivates us and spurs us on when this hard work is acknowledged and rewarded.

‘It was an honour to accept the award on behalf of the members of NMAC but, more importantly, on behalf of the Nurses and Midwives on the Isle of Man whose work makes such a difference to the lives of the island’s citizens.’

This year’s Teamwork award is being sponsored by Isle of Man Bank and island director Bill Shimmins says: ‘Isle of Man Bank is proud to sponsor the Teamwork Award, as teamwork is such a vital aspect of any business. Last year’s winner, the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Council, perfectly highlighted the positive impact that people working together cohesively can have on the wider community.

‘Teamwork is the cornerstone of all great customer service. Isle of Man Bank promotes a culture that encourages employees to work together and to help each other achieve the best for themselves individually, their teams and, of course, for our customers.

‘With a collective 516 years of service across the 21-strong corporate relationship management team, we have seen first hand the importance of effective teamwork and a committed workforce in driving forward the success of an organisation.

‘Working together as a team involves more than people working in the business area. For example, our relationship directors can draw on specialist skills and expertise from the treasury and investor solutions team and international finance advisers, as well as from our colleagues at Lombard.

‘We are also able to offer efficient account opening services alongside sophisticated online banking solutions through our dedicated online banking platform eQ. All these teams combine to help us consistently provide first-class customer service.’

He adds: ‘Isle of Man businesses regularly demonstrate exceptional levels of teamwork that propel each business towards meeting and exceeding its own goals. I am sure we will once again see some impressive entries, highlighting the very best illustrations of teams pulling together to achieve tangible results.

‘The awards celebrate all the best aspects of business and community and I wish all who enter the best of luck.’

l Has your company entered the Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence?

There are 16 award categories, covering companies of all sizes, public sector organisations, charities and individuals. You can find all the details at www.iomto day.co.im (Scroll down the right-hand side of the home page and you will find the link) or you can pick up an entry form at Isle of Man Newspapers’ reception desk.

Entries close on September 19.

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