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People make companies and all of us at Portico truly believe that exceptional talent and our great teams make us outstanding as an organisation.


On Friday 11th November, we hosted our Portico People Awards. Formally the Excellence Awards, we have not only changed the name, but revived and refreshed our approach to recognising and celebrating our Portico superstars, commending the contribution of our People who help us shape our industry. Awards were presented across 13 categories and the winners all received a certificate and thanks from our Managing Director, Simon Pratt, at a glamorous event attended by nearly 300 employees at luxury hotel Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill.


Sheila O’Connor was recognised with the ‘Best Newcomer Award’. Diana Brown justly won ‘Best Feedback’ while her colleague Irene Zinonos was recognised with the ‘Challenger Award’. The ‘Inspire Award’ went to the always positive Clayton Thomas. Recognising the success of our growing residential teams, the ‘Lifestyle Award’ went to Mahesh Narayanan. The team at our City law firm client took home the ‘Operative Award’ for Abdoulaye Dembele, while Hannah Walton was recognised for her management skills with the ‘Leadership Award’. The ‘Relationship Award’ went to Claudia Casimiro, while Cristina Matache was recognised for her outstanding work as part of our fantastic and hard-working Team Support network. Embracing the Portico ethos, ‘The Heart Award’ went to Rose Castell.


Finally, excellent team performance was recognised in three categories. The ‘Small Team Award’ went to our duo looking after our boutique insurance client, the ‘Medium Team’ category was awarded to our ambassadors looking after an innovative new era work space in East London, while our ‘Large Team Award’ went to our exceptional team looking after a top insurance client in the City.


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Posted on 14 November, 2016

Category: Awards, Company, Portico People Awards