BALI EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013/14
December is often a time for good news and this year is no different. I am thrilled that John O’Conner has received a major award at the BALI National Landscape Awards 2013, held in London on Friday 6th December, for employer of the year.
The Awards, which are run annually by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), pay tribute to landscape designers and contractors who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill, and supplier members for their overall customer service.
Our company won a BALI Principal Award for Employer of the Year 2013 /14. We have received the Employer of the Year award for excellent staff development and retention and our commitment to corporate social responsibility. First and foremost we are a family owned and run company and we work hard to nurture every member of our staff so that they feel part of that family. This builds trust, loyalty and a desire on everyone’s part to do the best they can for the company and for each other and I am proud and delighted that this approach, together with our wider commitment to the community, has been recognised with this BALI award.
What a thrill when we were announced as principle winners. I always felt we had a strong chance, even though we were up against 3 larger companies. The award is especially important to us at John O’Conner as our people are at the heart of everything we do. As far as I am concerned this award has only been made possible through the hard work of everybody in the business working towards a common goal while sharing the company’s values. Well done one and all.