The Virgin Stars of the Year video
- Nov 09, 2011
We are still buzzing from what is the most special and magical night in the Virgin calendar – the annual Stars of the Year Awards – and now it is time to share the best bits and magical moments with you.
Each Virgin company selected their top performing employee, their ‘Star’, who was invited to London to enjoy a special night with Richard Branson, his family and the senior team.
In addition, we also invited the top 3 finalists who had been shortlisted for the Special Award categories: Customer Service, Community, Innovation, and Environment. As with any prize there can only be one overall winner for each category. The judges read through each story and nomination we received from employees across the globe. As always, it was a very difficult decision for our judges to select the winner but after hours of deliberation, the winners were chosen.
Before the event we visited our Special Award winners at their workplace to watch them in action and learn about what sets them apart from their colleagues. This brought to life their commitment and dedication as we witnessed and understood the scale of their fantastic work and saw for ourselves why these people really are such deserving winners.
From Portsmouth to Kenya, from hoolahooping to recycling we filmed each award winner, their nominator and, unbeknown to them, the category judges shared with us their thoughts and views on why they chose to recongise these wonderful people as brand champions and ambassadors who live and breathe the Virgin brand values.
The films bring to life the inspirational and exceptional stories, demonstrating the consistent hard work and dedication these special individuals contribute in their everyday role.
Keep an eye out as each day next week we will feature the different category special award winners and the story behind their nomination.
Check out some of the interviews with the Special Award for Environment nominees:
Meet Ian Howard, Virgin Stars of The Year Award nominee
Meet Marek Wisniewski, Virgin Stars of The Year Award nominee
Meet Mel Weyems, Virgin Stars of The Year Award winner
Meet Duncan Cockburn, Virgin Stars of The Year Award nominee