Published on: 23 February 2022
This year’s Darlington Building Society Staff Awards once again provided a platform to showcase the talent and spirit from right across the business in the last year.
The wide-ranging accolades spanned from long-term service awards to rising stars, inspirational leaders to collective team honours.
A number of winners were chosen by colleagues, who all had the opportunity to nominate their champions for each category in an anonymous survey.
For the second year running the awards took place remotely as the Society, like everyone, continues to navigate its way out of the pandemic.
Chief Executive, Andrew Craddock commented:
“The annual staff awards are a real source of pride for the Society. We get to celebrate those who have stood out for the right reasons over the past year.
“The stories that come from these awards are what I find really powerful, and add colour and life to what it means to be a part of Darlington Building Society. Branch staff visiting members to help them navigate difficult times. New starters going out of their way to help other colleagues’ IT issues before fully getting to grips with their own role. Colleagues being the glue keeping everyone connected and making the return to the office post-pandemic as seamless as possible.
“Darlington Building Society is brimming with talent and passion, so it is fantastic to see such achievements being recognised.
“Following a temporary digital hiatus, I look forward to welcoming staff in person to next year’s event.”
This year’s winners list includes:
Outstanding Long Service Awards:
30 years: Brian Wilson
20 years: Sue Snee and Kath Rickaby
10 years: Christopher White and Josh Palin
Making A Difference Awards:
Approachable: Selina Todd
Genuine: Michael Murphy
Helpful: Chloe Baldwin
Inspiring: Amy Burney
Knowledgeable: Michael Walton
Passionate: Joanne Craggs
Overall Make a Difference Champion: Nicola Hogan
The following awards were voted for by staff
Community Champion: Nicki Tweddle
Team of the Year: IT
Branch of the Year: Barnard Castle
DBS Rising Star – Head Office: Michelle Boldison
DBS Rising Star – Branch: Amy Walker
Exceptional One-Off Contribution: Trish Brown
Inspirational Leader: Louise Thorpe
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