Staff at British Steel honoured at first Glow Awards

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British Steel presented awards to employees who have played major roles in the transformation of the business at a ceremony.

The inaugural Glow Awards on June 28 recognised the pride, passion and performance of employees in a special ceremony at the company’s Scunthorpe headquarters.

After receiving more than 100 nominations from colleagues across the business, the judges revealed the nine outstanding winners.

The awards included honours for trainees, sustainability and health and safety. Among those recognised were the management team of Appleby Coke Ovens, rail, wire rod, procurement and IT teams, the BOS Journey to Excellence Team and Teesside Beam Mill.

There was also a Community Ambassador Award presented to Scunthorpe maintenance engineer Stuart Usher who founded family-run, not-for-profit Messingham Martial Arts in October 2014.

Aside from teaching children and adults vital self-defence techniques, Stuart’s classes also instil valuable life skills such as confidence, self-control, discipline, focus and self-respect as well as respect for others and the idea that hard work pays off.

Judges said Stuart displayed enormous personal commitment to create a vibrant community activity for no personal financial gain and provided a positive opportunity for many people in his local community.

They added: “This really was a truly outstanding and inspirational entry.”