On Thursday 9th March this year, Mount Charles celebrated the achievements and outstanding contributions its employees have made to the success of the business over the past couple of years. This was the company’s 4th annual Trevi Awards Ceremony and was held at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, in honour of Founder and Chairman Trevor Annon.
After a sensational drinks reception, a delicious gala dinner was served along with an evening of music and entertainment. The night was centred around celebrating the hard work, innovation, passion and determination of the employees across Mount Charles Group, Mount Charles Ireland, Craft, Hospitality Belfast, The Concept Group and Werkit.
There were eighteen different award categories ranging from Catering Manager of the Year to Mobile Cleaning Operative of the Year, and overall, 21 standout employees from across each of its divisions received golden trophies.
‘Not being able to choose more than one or two winners for each category was very difficult for us’ said Chief Operating Officer, Jonathon Mallon, so the Mount Charles team awarded certificates to 26 highly commended members of staff and teams. The Group also recognised those who have completed 10 or more years of service within the company, with 56 staff members receiving gold star trophies.
The awards were presented by Senior team members, including Nikki Looby, Stacey McAllister, Gavin Annon and Jonathon Mallon, as well as Managing Director Barry Byrne, Chairman Trevor Annon and his wife, Kate Annon.
Nicole Robson, Head of HSQE and winner of the Chairman’s Pride of Mount Charles Award shared her thoughts on the whole experience:
“After serving in the Army for 18 years, two years ago, almost to the day, I was working for the UK’s 3rd largest supermarket, and I was bored. I said out loud “This is boring, I need a challenge”. I was asked to apply for the role of HSQE Manager and sent in my CV. I did not get the job. At least at first but fate had other ideas and 3 weeks later I was collecting my laptop and work phone. Two years later I am now the Head of Health, Safety, Quality & Environment across the Mount Charles Group and I have yet to be bored! It is an absolute honour and a privilege to win this award and I am humbled by everyone’s gratitude and words of encouragement. I feel extremely proud and also very lucky to have the pleasure of calling Mount Charles and its people my extended family and my home away from home”.
The Group were also fortunate enough to be joined by special guests, Roy Walker and May McFetridge, two highly esteemed comedians who absolutely stole the show and had the whole room erupting with laughter.
The Award giving was then followed by an evening of dancing and music provided by the band ‘The Overnights’, who played superbly and put on a really great show.
Overall, it was an incredibly enjoyable night for all those who were in attendance across MC’s Six divisions. This was the first award ceremony the company has held since pre-covid-19, which made it even more special.
Founder and Chairman Trevor Annon commented:
‘It was a fabulous evening thoroughly enjoyed by 400 team members from all over Ireland. It was my privilege to host the evening and to present some of the awards, but the real pleasure for me was to see so many smiling faces and to chat with many colleagues during the evening. Gale force winds and blistering snow did not dampen spirits, and we all enjoyed a fabulous meal delivered by our sister company, Hospitality Belfast. At last we can finally consign Covid to the history books and look forward to an exciting future which will open up opportunities for everyone. Let’s now look forward to 2024 Trevi Awards.’