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Thrifty recognises star performers

16 December 2013

Ten Thrifty employees have been recognised as the company's star performers at a gala awards ceremony in Sydney overnight.

The annual Thrifty Awards, held at the Pullman Hotel Hyde Park on Thursday 12 December, saw over 150 Thrifty employees come together to celebrate their high achievers of 2013.

The Gatsby-themed Awards ceremony included 11 Award categories to honour both individuals and teams across the Thrifty corporate and franchise networks in Australia and New Zealand.

CEO John Hoffman said he was thrilled with the calibre of this year's nominations.
"We received over 170 nominations from staff across the network and I'm thrilled so many people took the time to recognise the hard work of their peers," he said.
"I'd like to congratulate all of our finalists, but in particular our Award winners, who are a true asset to our business and have set the bar sky high in their area of expertise."

A panel of stakeholders across the business narrowed the nominations down to two finalists per category, with the winners decided by CEO John Hoffman, New Zealand General Manager Emma Gardiner, and CFO Michael Lamb.

Thrifty's 2013 annual Award finalists and winners are:

  • RISING STAR AWARD
    Winner: Emma Warbrooke, Assistant Branch Manager Melbourne Airport
    Runner Up: Meg Proctor, National Operations Coordinator Sydney

     

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
    Winner: Barry Trembath, Concierge Auckland Airport
    Runner Up: Jessica Betts, Duty Manager Coolangatta Airport

     

  • CORPORATE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
    Winner: Nadia Barefoot, NZ Upper South Island Regional Manager
    Runner Up: Matthew Fleming, Branch Manager Melbourne Airport

     

  • FRANCHISE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
    Winner: Mark Saunders, Operations Manager Jonday Holdings
    Runner Up: Glenn Lawrence, CEO Lawrence Group

     

  • LARGE FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR
    Winner: Lawrence Group
    Runner Up: Jonday Holdings

     

  • SMALL FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR
    Winner: Lyme Hill Pty Ltd (Thrifty Overall)
    Runner Up: Van Bly Pty Ltd (Thrifty Weipa)

     

  • CORPORATE BRANCH OF THE YEAR
    Winner: Queenstown
    Runner Up: Melbourne City

     

  • BACK OF HOUSE AWARD
    Winner: Jaimee Bertram, Fleet and Insurance Coordinator Christchurch
    Runner Up: Sam Cappelletti, Wash Supervisor Melbourne Airport

     

  • SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR
    Winner:Ashleigh Rice National Sales Support Consultant Melbourne
    Runner Up:Craig Chalmers Sales Executive Christchurch

     

  • INNOVATION AWARD
    Winner: Mark Brown, National Operations Manager Christchurch
    Runner Up: David Bezzina, Branch Manager Melbourne City

     

  • EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Winner: Mark Brown, National Operations Manager Christchurch
    Runner Up:Sam Cappelletti, Wash Supervisor Melbourne Airport

Notes for journalists:

  • Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring and Services.
  • For media enquiries, please contact Carly Wilson, Thrifty Communications Manager on 0412 517 535 / 02 8337 2794, or by emailing carly.wilson@thrifty.com.au
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