Tesco colleague Thomas McAuley from Tesco Greystones was one of the big winners at the 2017 Tesco Ireland Values Awards. Thomas took home the coveted trophy for ‘Grocery Home Service Driver of the Year’. This category recognises colleagues who deliver a fantastic service to our Grocery Home Service customers and who are great advocates and brand ambassadors for Tesco. This is the sixth year of the Tesco Ireland Values Awards, which took place at a special ceremony in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Co. Dublin.
Voted for by Tesco colleagues countrywide, the awards recognise excellence amongst the retailers 13,000 strong workforce across 12 different categories including Colleague of the Year, Store Manager of the Year and Team of the Year, among others. Customers were also invited to nominate for someone they felt went that extra mile in the categories Service Superstar and Driver of the Year.
This award is recognition of Thomas’s hard work and dedication to his role which has seen him become a firm favourite with Wicklow customers. Thomas has received so many fantastic comments from customers and is a role model for other drivers. His colleagues describe him as a man who cares, who is loyal and reliable, and the person to go to when looking for advice.
Andrew Yaxley, Chief Executive, Tesco Ireland said “We are always amazed at the lengths our colleagues go to, to try and make a small difference to a customers’ day, and these awards give us an opportunity to celebrate these exceptional contributions, as recognised by the colleagues that they work with every day. We couldn’t do what we do without their commitment, dedication and passion and they represent just a small portion of the thousands of our fantastic colleagues countrywide that go above and beyond in their local communities each day”.
RTE’s Brian Ormond was on hand to MC the ceremony and to present the awards to the winners for their notable contributions to communities across Ireland, and over 350 Tesco employees were in attendance to celebrate their success.