Ok. Ok. What's next?
Ok. Ok. What's next?
Each year, we have the opportunity to nominate and vote for our colleagues in the prestigious and highly contested Webbie Awards. With the winners announced at the Christmas party, the awards are a great chance to recognise everybody’s hard work and reward those that have done an especially good job.
This year’s awards ceremony also allowed us to reflect on an absent friend. In future, the Andy Foster award will be presented to the Webbie who most embodies Andy’s values; his kindness, warmth, and generosity. It was only right that we took a moment to raise a glass to Andy. This award will always remind us of him, and how the values he epitomised show what it truly means to be a Webbie.
This year’s winners are as follows:
The Dobby Award: For always being there in a time of need
Presented by Luke O’Keeffe
Nominees: Steph Lomax, Ryszard Rowinski, Lee Pedley, Chris Sweeney
Winner: Steph Lomax
The Seeker Award: For always looking for new learning opportunities
Presented by Jack Maders
Nominees: Kyle Burns, Adam Chappell, Nick Stafford, Dale Whitaker
Winner: Dale Whitaker
The Levioooosa not Leviosaaaar Award: For lifting everybody’s spirits
Presented by Nick Stafford
Nominees: Bea and Bo, Rebecca Lawton, Salim Uddin, Dominique Ward-Marsh
Winner: Rebecca Lawton
The Sorting Hat Award: For the most organised Webbie
Presented by Ste Lees
Nominees: Kris Cartwright, Viv Dean, Gareth Light, Jack Maders
Winner: Viv Dean
The Triwizard Cup Award: For the most competitive Webbie
Presented by Jack Simpson
Nominees: Jonathan Howe, Luke O’Keeffe, Joel Richards, Matt Rowan
Winner: Matt Rowan
The McGonagall Award: For being a great mentor
Presented by Brodie Gilmour
Nominees: David Dakin, Josh Green, Ste Lees, Nick Stafford
Winner: Ste Lees
The ABCD Award: For going above and beyond the call of duty
Presented by Viv Dean
Winner: Nick Stafford
The Wizard Award: Developer of the Year
Presented by Jeff Ng
Nominees: Andrew Billings, Brodie Gilmour, Josh Green, Ryszard Rowinski
Winner: Ryszard Rowinski
The Pride of Web Apps Award: Employee of the Year
Presented by Craig Kennedy
Nominees: Brodie Gilmour, Rebecca Lawton, Steph Lomax, Chris Sweeney
Winner: Chris Sweeney
The Directors’ Choice Award: For making a special contribution
Presented by the Directors
Winner: Jack Simpson
As always, the year had its highs and its lows, but it’s the people that make a company, and that’s why it’s so great to recognise those who make that extra special contribution.
Congratulations to our nominees and winners – you make us all proud to be Webbies!
Photos by Darren Robinson.