It has been another successful year for UK Worker of the year and we have had some fantastic entries, thank you to everyone who entered!
The event was hosted at Brands Hatch, with our 6 finalists joining us for the entire weekend all in the hope of becoming UK Worker Of The Year 2015. As the event was hosted alongside the BSB championship our guests were free to enjoy the the thrills and spills that the championships provide. After a day watching the Qualifying rounds arrived the crux of the event; the awards.
Though the competition was extremely close there could only be one winner. We were delighted to award Homicide Case Worker, Katie Washbourne, as UK Worker Of The Year 2015 – winning £5,000 in holiday vouchers and a year’s free shopping at ASDA.
An overwhelmed Katie commented: “I can’t believe I’ve won. When I walked out of the judging room, I didn’t in my wildest dreams feel like I’d win the competition. It was a great weekend and I met some lovely people. I’d like to thank Dickies and the other competition sponsors for the prizes, and all the other finalists too. They were fantastic.”
Katie, along with performing her day-to-day duties as a homicide case worker, also works alongside the police for a charity called ‘Victim Support’, which deal with initial stages of murder cases and helping families to cope. Katie prides herself on putting others first, and providing the right emotional support for victims in the UK.
Katie also had the chance to win £100,000.00, by predicting the top six outcome of the first MCE British Superbike race, but managed three out of six.
This year’s £2,000 runner up prize went to railway engineer Paul Middleton, with builder Rebecca Rowlands scooping £1,000 in holiday vouchers after finishing third.
This year’s highly commended were motor vehicle lecturer Lisa Morgan, gymnastics coach and builder John Walsh and tree surgeon Harry Timms.
Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck for Worker Of The Year 2016!