On Thursday 4th October some of the best of business gathers at The Noke St Albans Mecure for the revered Community Business Awards. There were 9 award categories ranging from Best Restaurant to Green Business. OLLIE’s co-ordinator (now operations manager) Verity Bramwell was shortlisted for Young Employee 2018, an award sponsored by Oaklands College. Verity was nominated by OLLIE founder Stuart Falconer and once shortlisted was interviewed by three judges.
The evening saw many of St Albans business greats in attendance all excitedly awaiting the announcement of the winners for each award. Verity was joined by family as well as colleague Amy Clements and Trustee Helen Redding. Trustee Antony Federer who is a partner at Rayner Essex was also in attendance sponsoring the Business Leader Award.
Pearldrop Video Production did a fantastic job at creating the introduction video to the Awards and the candidates.
Fortunately, for Verity’s nerves, the Young Employee 2018 was revealed first, and we are delighted to announce that Verity was the successful nominee. Many OLLIE supporters were also celebrating on the night with Phil Thompson from Thompson St Albans winning the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and Christo Tofali from Ye Olde Fighting Cocks being a finalist for the Community Champion Award.