Colleagues from across the Group shared in each other’s success at last Monday night’s 11th annual Places for People Star Awards event in Newcastle. The awards recognise people who ‘go the extra mile’ to help and support others in our communities.

The evening is a chance to thank members of staff who have shown dedication, commitment and hard work across the group while celebrating the difference they’ve made to our customers and co-workers.

Hundreds of colleagues were welcomed with a dazzling champagne and canape reception in the Hilton, Gateshead. This was followed by an exquisite three course dining experience in the lavish main hall.

Group Chief Executive David Cowans was our host for the evening, presenting well deserved awards to individuals and departments across the group. To our table’s delight, two RMG colleagues were recognised on the night. Yulanda Duff was runner up for the Leading Change award while Natalie Haselden was awarded the External Customer Excellence award. Both were graciously received and added a little something extra to the evening.

Post awards meant it was time for a disco and many filled the floor to dance away the rest of the night. The consensus at breakfast the next day was that it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening of laughter and celebration, highlighting and rewarding the undeniably valuable contributions of colleagues across the group.

We’re already looking forward to next year!