Time to place for your vote for hard-working folk
Published: 15 Jan 2016
As the X Factor and Strictly have come to an end, the people of Aberdeen have been given a new way to have a voice and place their vote.
A new campaign has been launched which is looking for a particular talent. The talent being searched for is those who don’t make a song and dance about things, but who tirelessly work to achieve their professional and financial goals, often overcoming adversity to support their families and work towards their dreams.
Aberdeen-based Pitman Training has this year given the role of fourth judge to the public, as they launch this year’s SuperAchievers Awards.
As the nation returns to work, and many dread the nine to five, Pitman Training is looking to showcase and support local Aberdeen workers who love their job, who strive to achieve, and who have a positive impact on their colleagues and families.
SuperAchievers has traditionally been fronted by a panel of judges, with Hilary Devey leading the search for talent last year, but this year Pitman Training has put the power in the hands of those who know the nominees the best, their employers, colleagues, friends and family.
The public vote will still be supported by industry experts, including Adam Fidler (a leading PA training practitioner who has worked as a Board-level PA for blue-chip organisations, including Boots PLC and Bank of America), author and blogger Kirsty Smith, along with last year’s SuperAchiever PA of the Year, Florence Katono.
The team are on the hunt for:
Working Mum of the Year
Young Achiever of the Year
PA of the Year
Business Newcomer of the Year
Student of the Year (Nominated solely by Pitman Training Centres)
Nominations are now open and entries can be submitted for free via www.pitmansuperachievers.com
Once entries have been submitted, Pitman Training then releases the shortlist for the judges, including the general public of Aberdeen, to vote on.
Centre manager at the Aberdeen Pitman Training, Iain Hossack said: “We’re really excited about this new way of running the awards as it feels right that those who know the region’s SuperAchievers should get to support them.
“Having the public as our fourth judge helps us reward those who have had a true impact on those around them, in their local community.
“The awards are all about rewarding and showcasing people who really go the extra mile and strive to achieve, as a way of honouring hard workers, but also as a way of showcasing to others what can be done.
“This time of year people are traditionally a bit restless in their jobs, and we want to help inspire people to see that they can change their futures by boosting their skills and really focusing on their goals.
“We hear many great success stories from our students in Aberdeen of lives transformed and are passionate about making sure we recognise these, along with hunting out others from within the local business community, within this national campaign.”