Em­ployee of the Year:

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - 2018 DENILIQUIN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS -

It was a tough de­ci­sion for the judges to choose a sin­gle win­ner of the 2018 Em­ployee of the Year, and that’s why four peo­ple ended up shar­ing the gong.

There were 17 nom­i­na­tions for the award from 15 dif­fer­ent De­niliquin busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Two of the win­ners were from Ed­ward River Coun­cil — Ricky Hayes and Jane Fraser— along­side Jemma Clark from De­niliquin Soul Pat­tin­son Phar­macy and Val Hughes from St Ge­orge Bank.

Ricky was re­cently pro­moted to head me­chanic.

He over­sees his team and a fleet of well over 300 items of plant in­clud­ing spe­cialised power equip­ment, var­i­ous trail­ers, light and heavy trucks and a huge fleet of earth­mov­ing equip­ment in­clud­ing graders, rollers and trac­tors.

In the nom­i­na­tion form it was noted that Ricky in his new role as head me­chanic has im­proved the over­all me­chan­i­cal side of Ed­ward River Coun­cil.

‘‘Since tak­ing on the role of head me­chanic around 12 months ago Ricky has gained a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of man­ag­ing his new staff mem­bers and his or­gan­i­sa­tion skills have cer­tainly im­proved with the ad­di­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity,’’ the form read.

‘‘Ricky and his team are try­ing to im­ple­ment some process im­prove­ment train­ing re­cently un­der­taken to boost pro­duc­tiv­ity and they are keen to un­der­take fur­ther train­ing to im­prove wher­ever pos­si­ble.’’ Pat­tin­son Phar­macy): nom­i­na­tion form said:

‘‘Jemma has taken on the role of run­ning the dis­pen­sary by her­self, by or­der­ing stock for the dis­pen­sary, mak­ing sure every­thing is run­ning smoothly for the phar­ma­cist and cus­tomers.

‘‘She can tell you who the phar­macy did a script for and what it was, even if it was a few days ear­lier.

‘‘Jemma re­mem­bers most of the cus­tomers’ names and knows if Jemma’s they have a script ready to pick up be­fore even speak­ing to them.

‘‘She is also the ‘go to’ per­son for any com­puter and tech­ni­cal is­sues. With­out her the phar­macy would not run as smoothly.’’

Val has worked for St Ge­orge Bank in De­niliquin for 25 years this Au­gust.

She is de­scribed in the nom­i­na­tion form as a hav­ing a heart of gold and be­ing full of com­pas­sion, as well as be­ing a quiet achiever.

It said Val be­lieves in the fam­ily val­ues that St Ge­orge em­braces, mak­ing it eas­ier for oth­ers to be a team mem­ber.

‘‘With the length of ser­vice Val has pro­vided to St Ge­orge, and the knowl­edge gained through­out that time, she is a very valu­able em­ployee and col­league.

‘‘She has em­braced a lot of change over 25 years and al­ways tried to ac­com­mo­date that change.

‘‘The rap­port she has with the cus­tomer base is sec­ond to none.’’

Jane Frazer River Coun­cil): Jane Frazer is em­ployed by Ed­ward River Coun­cil as the team leader, tourism and cul­ture, at the De­niliquin Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and Pep­pin Her­itage Cen­tre.

In her nom­i­na­tion form, Jane was recog­nised for her pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm for De­niliquin.

Jane is re­spon­si­ble for help­ing to cre­ate a strong art and tourism scene in De­niliquin.

Not only does she pos­sess and share a foun­tain of knowl­edge about the re­gion, its at­trac­tions and its his­tory, she has the abil­ity to en­thuse those around her to share it too.

‘‘Jane’s for­mer ca­reer in fash­ion de­sign and ex­pe­ri­ence in art cu­ra­tion en­sures that the Pep­pin Gallery is al­ways on show with lo­cal, re­gional and na­tional ex­hi­bi­tions,’’ the nom­i­na­tion said.

‘‘Most re­cently she brought the Bald Archy Ex­hi­bi­tion to De­niliquin for the 14th time, quite a feat given that it is only shown in nine places each year. Jane is also a driv­ing force be­hind the Art Out Mar­ket at Easter.’’

nom­i­nees: Annabelle Nis­bet — Coles Ex­press; Casey Atkins — River­side Pest Man­age­ment; Court­ney Caniglia — Mo­tiv8 Health and Fit­ness; Daniel Smits — Long Ta­ble Cafe; Erin Nis­bet — Kur­ra­jong; Jorge Luen­gas — Mur­ray Ir­ri­ga­tion Lim­ited; Louise Mace — St Ge­orge Bank; Madi­son Har­ber — Cal­tex North Junc­tion; Rachel Parry — Deni Sushi Bite; Rebekah Mon­day — Con­cept Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre; Tom Clancy — All Ter­rain Au­to­mo­tive; Wendy Wade — Lo­cal Dental; Wil­liam (Bill) Davis — Bar­netts.

Em­ployee of the Year joint win­ners (from left) Val Hughes, Jane Frazer, Ricky Hayes and Jemma Clarke.

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