intu makes employee dream come true
intu, has announced the first national winner of its employee recognition scheme, Win Your Dream. Beating almost 700 of his colleagues into first place, intu Lakeside’s Aaron Brett was awarded his dream prize, a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona on Thursday 3 March, at the awards ceremony at a top restaurant in [Mayfair], London.
Aaron, who had already been nominated several times throughout the year, was nominated by his colleagues for his innovation and dedication in creating a new, modern, comfortable and enjoyable staff area. Although a budget had been put aside for this it was outside of Aaron’s duties to undertake the project however, he demonstrated initiative and dedication, committing much of his own time and effort to seeing the project through.
Aaron Brett said: “We spend so much time, money and effort at intu creating a joyful experience for customers and the team really appreciated that something had been done for them, to make them feel important and part of the intu family. It was definitely worth the effort to see how delighted they are.
“I never expected to gain anything from doing this I just thought I was being helpful! It’s blown me away to be awarded such an amazing prize that will be passed through my family for generations to come.”
Win Your Dream celebrates employees across intu who have gone above and beyond to deliver the intu brand promise of making people smile, whether to intu’s 35 million customers, its tenants, members of the public or, as in Aaron’s case, to other colleageus. Each month, succesful nominees are awarded a golden envelope containing an intu gift card. One employee is then selected from each centre and the London office to go forward to a quarterly judging panel where they could win a prize of their choice to the value of £1,000. An independent panel then reviews the quarterly winners plus two ‘wildcards’ to choose the national winner who will win their dream prize to the value of £10,000.
David Fischel, chief executive at intu said: “The first year of Win Your Dream has exceeded all our expectations; every month we’ve seen some truly inspirational nominations coming through. It can be easy to underestimate just what goes on behind the scenes of a successful shopping centre; we know that our staff are pretty special but even we have been amazed by both the attitudes and actions of our employees.
Just three years on from the launch of intu our employees really are living and breathing our brand promise and our values. Aaron is a deserved winner as he was bold, creative and genuine in his actions. I’d like thank him and all our finalists for their efforts – they’re a testament to the success of our business”