Office Superhero Winner 2020
We received over 40 nominations for the Office Superhero competition 2020. The aim of this competition was to recognise the unsung heroes within offices that just make the place of work better; whether by making the tea in a tense moment, smiling and energising or simply by noticing when you need a hug!
On 30th January the runner ups joined us in Bowman House for a Bubbles and Buffet where the winner was announced. The winner was Jo Hinxman of Bottle PR. Her nomination by her colleague Hayley Cousins read:
"We’d like to nominate Jo Hinxman; she couldn’t be more suited to the term, Office Hero.
As office manager, Jo looks after all the nitty gritty to ensure the office runs smoothly, but she does so much more.
She is the face of the company, the first person you meet when you walk through the door, and whether you’re coming in to collect post, or for a meeting, she greets everyone with the warmest of welcomes.
She sits and chats, takes genuine interest and we’ve been told by interviewees that she has a calming effect and is the perfect introduction to the company.
She goes out of her way to get to know each and every member of staff, in such a genuine but subtle way, that Jo knows everything about us. Including what special gift to buy if someone is moving house, or celebrating a birthday; you can be sure she’s picked a favourite flower, or bought a gift from a favourite store.
A huge focus is on wellbeing. She frequently implements different initiatives, including Wednesday Walks and a lunchtime reflexologist so that those interested can take a break.
Jo keeps the office going, from dancing down the room to give out payslips, organising spontaneous Easter Bingo games or decorating the office out of hours for Valentine’s Day, she goes above and beyond every day to make our work lives that much happier.
Jo is the beating heart of our organisation and we wouldn’t be the same without her."
A tearful Jo Hinxman was very happy and enjoyed "her moment" with some fizz. An incredible lady and recognising her contribution was important.
The Office Superhero competition will be ran every year in January. We will begin taking nominations from October for the Office Superhero 2021!