Humber stars shine at ABP Chairman’s Awards

October 14, 2016

The team from Hull’s All-Weather Terminal collect their award from ABP Chief Executive James Cooper, Welsh rugby captain Sam Warburton and ABP Chairman Robert Walvis (third, second and first right respectively)

Staff from ABP’s ports of Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham were honoured by their peers when Humber teams swept the board at the company’s recent Chairman’s Awards.

The annual awards were launched in 2015 and are organised to recognised the efforts of staff in the following areas:

• Customer Service
• Health & Safety
• Sustainability
• Operations
• Community Engagement
• Marine Services
• Engineering
• Employee Engagement

Humber projects were shortlisted for seven of the eight categories, going up against sister ports from across ABP’s portfolio. Teams from the Humber took the following categories:

• The Good Neighbour Award – for educational cruises organised for over 250 children each year in partnership with Hull Children’s University

• The Employee Engagement Awards – for work ABP staff undertake voluntarily to service the cruise vessels calling into the Port of Hull

• The Customer Service Award – for the recent takeover of Hull Container Terminal, working in partnership with principal customer Samskip

• The Operations Award – given to the team at Hull’s All-Weather Terminal for the continuing increase in productivity since 2015

ABP Marine Administration Manager Catherine Jefferson was instrumental in organising the Humber Cruises with Hull Children’s University.

She said: “This event is a wonderful way of bringing many ABP staff to one place to celebrate their achievements together and it really is an enjoyable night.

“It’s fantastic to win an award with my colleagues and I’m very proud to be taking a prize home, but it’s also great to see what’s going on around the group and recognise the efforts of colleagues from across the UK.”

ABP Director Humber, Simon Bird was equally delighted.

“I’m enormously proud of my Humber colleagues taking four of the eight awards available, and I’m pleased to say the results are a true reflection of the hard work and dedication displayed by them on a regular basis.

“This is a fantastic night for ABP, where we can all acknowledge group and individual effort and celebrate a highly skilled workforce that makes a huge difference to the communities in which it works and to UK PLC.”