Our first Shining Stars of the year

Welcome to our first Shining Stars awards for 2021.

Much like 2020, the first quarter of 2021 proved to be a challenging one to start the year. But it was abundantly clear from the high-quality nominations that our teams are continuing to deliver with passion and commitment on behalf of their colleagues and customers, right across the business.

As these are the first of the year, it’s probably worth a reminder that these awards, nominated by colleagues and managers alike, are to recognise our individuals and teams for the way that they exhibit our company values.

So a huge congratulations and thanks go out to our well-deserved winners for Q1 2021, who are:

For Passion, Bravery & Integrity:

Winner: Simon Clowes (UK Division)

Simon has been helping to decorate the warehouse and office, totally outside of his daily duties. He’s done a marvellous job and the site looks fresher and better. He really has gone the extra mile!

Joint 2nd place: Daniela Casas, Jose Antonio Fuerte, Dario Chapa, Gabriela Vargas, Daniel Lora, Yenny Barrera, Vero Perez, Josue Aristi, Emilio Vazquez, Tania Razo, Geraldine Itriago, Johnn Barrientos and Mateo Guerrero (Major account team Mexico, Global Division)

The team are awarded for the fantastic way in which they have supported and developed a major account contract in Mexico; this is now used as a benchmark for other areas of the business.

3rd place: Jenny Garbutt (UK Division)

Jenny is recognised for the way she has gone ‘above and beyond’ in supporting her client deliver a sensitive project in the UK.  She has received a stream of thanks from them where they praised her attention to detail, calmness, and professionalism. Throughout the project she gave them complete confidence.

For Collaboration:

Winners: Andrew Woodger, Shane Brown, Tom Sargent, Andrea Cecchini and Kelly Wright (Purple Agency UK, Agency Division)

The Purple team were nominated for the great work and subsequent feedback they received from their client. As part of their background research, they identified a significant opportunity, and the client feedback was incredible. They described the presentation as “head and shoulders above anything we’ve seen before”. As a result, the team have been asked to present to the wider European Marketing team.

2nd place: Vanessa Fassolas (Global Division, Brazil)

It’s clear from the nominations received that Vanessa really is an inspirational leader; whether it’s high-level strategy, process re-engineering or hands-on project delivery, she´s always there to support, help and guide the Latin America team.

3rd place: Richard Hall (Shared Services, UK)

Richard is rewarded for his continued hard work in improving our internal employee communications and company intranet. By encouraging collaboration, he has driven up levels of engagement, meaning our teams across the globe are now much better informed.

For Innovation & Creativity: 

 Winner: Richard Hill (UK Division)

Richard has worked for months on a bespoke packaging solution for one of our major clients. His solution involved eliminating box inserts, meaning less packaging and more space for product content. The client was extremely happy, saying “we have not seen a solution like this, it is really innovative, and we are so happy to receive this solution that’s been tailored to our needs.”

2nd place: Lorena Osorio, Claudia Poveda, Felipe Mora and Diana Cañon (Colombia Pharma Team, Global Division)

The Colombia Pharma team have been recognized for the great work they have undertaken to develop a whole host of new agency services during lockdown. Their clients really have seen the benefits, which has been evidenced from the high levels of positive feedback received from them.

3rd place: Janine Pollock (UK Division)

Awarded for the great work she has delivered to develop an important account, Janine’s approach has been described as ‘setting a great foundation for the future’.


Once again, many congratulations to all of our winners and nominees this quarter, you’ve all been fantastic!



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