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UK Small and Medium Sized Business Recognised in the Spotlight Award

spotlight on the UK's best employees,
spotlight on the UK’s best employees,

Small and Medium Sized Business Recognised in the Spotlight Award

The winners of the inaugural One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards announced

Employees at a number of small to medium sized (SME) businesses have been recognised in the One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards, which recognises talent across a number of industries.

The One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards recognises the UK’s best employees in a number of categories, including industry-focussed Employee of the Year awards recognising talent in different sectors – including tourism and leisure, customer service and logistics, automotive and delivery, amongst others.

Sev Manassian, Systems Developer at Southport’s Fletchers Solicitors was crowned the overall Employee of the Year, said: “I’m really humbled to have not only been selected as the winner of the Professional Services Employee of the Year award but to also be the winner of the overall Employee of the Year award too. I count myself lucky to work within a team who produce such excellent work and allow me to constantly develop not only as an employee, but as a person. I want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me and to Fletchers for their ongoing support.”

The judges felt Sev was an exemplary employee and were impressed by how appreciated he was by his employer, the significant impact he has had on the company, and how he continuously goes over and above to deliver outstanding results and performance.

Three categories also went out to public vote – the Unsung Hero, which celebrates staff who are normally overlooked, was won by Susan McCorkindale from Falcon Support Services in Loughborough.

Rising Star of the Year, to recognise employees under the age of 25, was won by 16 year old Mailen Hughes, apprentice at website and app development agency Dreamr in Manchester, and Team of the Year was won by the HR Direct Team at Mencap.

The full list of winners can be viewed at:


The judging panel included a number of well-respected industry experts and insiders, including:

  • Inclusivenetworks.co.uk founder Thomas Anderson
  • Adiona magazine editor in chief Michael Azzopardi
  • Product Manager at the Post Office, Michael Birchall
  • One4all Managing Director Declan Byrne
  • Mindcoach.ie business performance coach & management consultant, John Byrne
  • Publisher at Incentive and Motivation, Wendy Carter
  • One4all Group Marketing Manager Aoife Davey
  • Modern Manager Editor, Luke Garner
  • CIPP Associate Director at Professional Education, Elaine Gibson
  • Incentive Marketing Association Chairman, Jock Jordan
  • Pay & Benefits Editor Kavitha Sivasbramanim.

Declan Byrne, managing director at One4all Rewards said: “We were delighted with the quality of entries we received for this inaugural year of the One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards. We saw nominations coming through for a number of incredibly talented and dedicated employees, across all types of industries from all over the UK.

“We are thrilled that, via the Spotlight Awards, we have enabled so many small to medium sized businesses to recognise and give something tangible back to their most exceptional employees – saying thank you in a tangible way can do wonders for increasing staff retention, improving employee engagement and increasing the productivity of the workforce.”

Byrne continued: “The judges were really spoilt for choice – so much so that several categories also saw Highly Commended entries in addition to winners – but felt that the overall winners were exceptionally strong. In particular, they felt Sev Manassian perfectly embodied the spirit of the Spotlight Awards.”

Each category winner will receive a £200 One4all Gift Card, which can be spent in more than 22,000 stores nationwide, while the grand prix-style Employee of the Year Award will receive a £500 One4all Gift Card.

One4all Rewards are industry experts in benefits and rewards. Working with over 6,000 businesses of all sizes nationwide, One4all Rewards helps to transform customer and employee relationships through successful rewards and incentive schemes.

For more information, please visit www.spotlightawards.one4allrewards.co.uk/

The winners of the One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards are as follows:-

Employee of the Year (grand prix-style award) – Sev Manassian, Fletchers Solicitors

Highly Commended Employee of the Year – Lauren Alexander, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Highly Commended Employee of the Year – Mahbubal Khan (Karim), Post Office

High Street Retail Employee of the Year – Mahbubal Khan (Karim), Post Office

E-Commerce Retail Employee of the Year – Lorna Pickup, Express Gifts

Hair & Beauty Employee of the Year – Katie Hayden, Flesh Tattoo

Health & Social Care Employee of the Year – Jennifer Winnard, Gaddum

Public Sector / Not for Profit Employee of the Year – Lorna Tracey, Mencap

Highly Commended Public Sector / Not for Profit Employee of the Year: Daniel Taylor, Eagle and Child / Stables Café

Professional Services Employee of the Year – Sev Manassian, Fletchers Solicitors

Creative / Media / Digital Employee of the Year – Chloe Greenwood, Engage Comms

Automotive / Delivery & Logistics Employee of the Year – William Bateman, Harris Coaches

Property & Construction Employee of the Year – Russell Herbert, Catalyst Housing Limited

Tourism & Leisure Employee of the Year – Rebekah McSherry, Puddletown Pirates

Family Business Employee of the Year – Luci Stone, Sim Trava

Team Player of the Year – Lauren Alexander, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Highly Commended Team Player of the Year – Ed Gunn, Dreamr

Office Sage – Alba Inglesias, Dreamr

Self-Employed / Entrepreneur Award – Nathan Lee, NDL Electrical Services

Unsung Hero Award (Public Vote)  – Susan McCorkindale, Falcon Support Services

Rising Star Award (Public Vote) – Mailen Hughes, Dreamr

Team of the Year Award (Public Vote) – Mencap HR Direct PR Team

Customer Service Employee of the Year – Holly Wolfendale, Starbucks

Hernaldo Turrillo
Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist, he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.

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