Celebrating success at the WPG Awards 2023

Hands on a trophy

At the end of the year, we announced the winners of the WPG Awards at our festive get-together. 

They’re an excuse for us to come together, celebrate our collaborative achievements, and reward teammates living and breathing our values. 

How the WPG Awards work

Our internal awards come around every year around November time. Within roughly 2 weeks, the team are asked to reflect on the last year and how actions across the team align with the WPG values. Our nominators will always give us a bit of context regarding why a particular person deserves recognition this year, and all that feedback is passed onto the awardees.     

Why we celebrate with awards every year

It’s a time-honoured tradition that allows us to reflect on the collective journey we’ve undertaken over the past year. Amidst our busy schedules and demanding tasks, this annual celebration serves as a reminder to pause and acknowledge the milestones we’ve reached, the challenges we’ve overcome, and the growth we’ve experienced.

Our awards aren’t just about handing out trophies; it’s about celebrating the dedication and passion that each individual brings to the table. It’s an opportunity to shine a spotlight on those special contributions that may otherwise go unnoticed amidst the hustle and bustle of daily operations. Beyond the surface-level achievements, it’s a chance to share important stories of perseverance, innovation, and collaboration – stories that often remain unheard, but are integral to our collective success.

Moreover, our awards aren’t solely about patting ourselves on the back; it’s about acknowledging the journey, including the tough times that have ultimately led to positive outcomes. It’s a testament to our resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity, showcasing how we’ve turned challenges into opportunities for growth and improvement. As we gather to celebrate, we not only honour individual achievements but also reaffirm our commitment to supporting one another through thick and thin. Our awards serve as a reminder of the power of teamwork, dedication, and shared purpose, inspiring us to continue striving for excellence in the year ahead.

Getting to know our winners

The winners were Amy Pallot, our Associate Director of Finance, Charley Bond, Consultant Psychologist, and Alex Sadler, Consultant Psychologist. They were each recognised for their own strengths. 

Amy was recognised for participation and collaboration, working alongside others in business development and strategic decisions. She’s described as a reliable and safe pair of hands. Amy recently celebrated 10 years at WPG. She reflected, “Winning the WPG Annual Award was a real highlight of my time (all 10 years of them!) here at WPG.” Historically, these awards have tended to go to members of our psychology team, but Amy’s longstanding impact has made a huge impact on the business and on the team.   

Charley received her second WPG award this year and was nominated for her work’s quality and continually demonstrating participation and collaboration. “I was so flattered to receive the WPG award at Christmas,” Charley shared, “it really means a great deal to know that members of the team valued my contributions throughout the year.” Charley, like all of our team, made nominations herself. “When I was nominating my choices, I enjoyed reflecting on everything that the team achieved and the role that each individual has played that has allowed us to be successful across projects and awards and individually; in the sense of developing our skill sets.”

Alex’s teammates recognised her ongoing contribution to the business, her courage, adaptability, and her continual learning. Alex felt proud to be part of the awards. “Being nominated for an award by the team was a genuinely proud moment for me,” Alex remarked, “it makes me feel very grateful to be part of a hard-working team that strives to live the WPG values in our everyday roles.” 

Living our WPG values every day

Our annual awards are just one way that our team celebrates our WPG values. Last summer we lived our values through our community enrichment day whilst just two years ago we bolstered our employee benefits. We look forward to celebrating our teammates’ achievements again at the end of 2024.