ILG Annual Awards – The Winners are Announced

A huge congratulations to our employees who were recognised at our Annual Awards Dinner for their exemplary work over the last year both for ILG and for our customers.

Nominated by their colleagues and by our customers the winners are:

Award for Innovations and Improvement

Rebecca Smith, Delivery Customer Service Manager

Customer Focus Award

Alexandra Vitman, Warehouse Section Manager

Customer Choice Award

Amanda Chalkley, Fulfilment Account Manager

Paula Morley, Fulfilment Account Manager

Manager of the Year

Steve Ettridge, Warehouse Area Manager

Team of the Year

Finance Department

Employees of the Year

Tyrone Gaspard Farr, Warehouse Team Leader

Lee Vandendyck, Warehouse Section Manager

Leticia Kis, Warehouse Section Manager

Never Mind the Baftas – Look at the ILG Superstars

At ILG we believe strongly in investing in our people so Saturday night saw the ILG Annual Awards Dinner. Hosted by our Managing Director Mike Stephenson and organised by some very talented ILG team players, it was an evening to recognise and celebrate the employees who have gone the extra mile to deliver exemplary service to the business and customers alike.

Mike was very proud to present awards to:

The 2018 ILG Awards for Excellence

The Award for Innovation & Improvement
Clare Ead – Recruitment Manager

The Award for Customer Focus
Dipali Patel – Team Leader – Gatwick

Team of the Year
East Grinstead Unit 25 Warehouse Team

Manager of the Year
Laszlo Bartok – Warehouse Manager, Egham
Sam Taylor – Head of Fulfilment Customer Services

Employee of the Year
Kerri Comber – Contract Co-ordinator, East Grinstead Unit 25

What a great way to start what looks to be a great 2019!

ILG Named Business of the Decade by Gatwick Diamond

ILG has been awarded the title Business of the Decade at the 10th annual Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBA). This one-off award recognises our growth over the last 10 years and our contribution to both the Gatwick Diamond business community and to the wider community.

The announcement came a week after ILG was named as a finalist in the Sussex Super Growth Awards, which celebrate high-growth businesses in Sussex. Both accolades reflect ILG’s growth over the last 10 years, from two facilities to eight, with staff numbers up 300% and turnover up 326%.

In the running for the GDBA award were the likes of Checkatrade, Denbies Wine Estate and The People’s Pension. The judging criteria were “an exceptional track-record of achievement” and “high-performing organisations that do the right thing for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community”.

Alastair Watkinson of NatWest, which sponsored the award, paid credit to ILG’s staff recognition and development programme, great customer and staff testimonials and our “consistent and positive” involvement with the local community and charity organisations. He also noted that “a large part of the supply chain is located within the Gatwick Diamond” and concluded, “The leadership of ILG are passionate about what they do, about their values and providing a high-end service to clients.”

Responding to the award, which was presented by celebrity Brian Conley, ILG MD Mike Stephenson said, “I am very proud. There were some major companies in the running for this and I am delighted we came out on top. Over this 10 year journey our business has grown a lot, the last three years fairly rapidly, and we have had to adapt and change. I was bursting with pride to pick up this special award on behalf of everyone at ILG, in recognition of an amazing 10 years work.”

Since the GDBA began, ILG has been a winner six times, including Business of the Year in 2011, the Award for Developing People for Business Success in 2014 and the Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in 2015. This is in addition to a number of other industry awards, including the 2017 UK Warehouse Company of the Year.

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