Everybody Staff Awards 2016

By Everybody Sport December 6, 2016

On 1st December, we celebrated the first Everybody Staff Awards evening at Holmes Chapel Community Centre. Over 100 guests joined us to recognise the achievements of colleagues including Long Service, Volunteer Milestones and the nine staff awards categories. 

Taste for Life supplied all of the catering for the evening which included a hot and cold buffet and refreshments. The event was held at the brand new Holmes Chapel Community Centre which now houses impressive community rooms perfect for event hire!

It has been an incredible year for Everybody Sport and Recreation with new facilities developed, award scoops including the Apprenticeship of the Year at the Cheshire Business Awards and gaining the highly acclaimed Investors in People Award. This evening was therefore a tribute to all the hard work and dedication put in by employees at Everybody to help change lives for the better and make our community more active and lead healthier lifestyles.

Read on to find out who received the Everybody Staff Award trophies…

Innovation of the Year

Kris Sankey, Aquatics Manager and Neil Ruff, Assistant Manager at Macclesfield and Poynton Leisure Centres both received the Innovation of the Year award for the Free Swimming initiative to children on our Learn to Swim Scheme.

Coach of the Year

Jordan Pearson, received Coach of the Year due to his dedication and work with the walking football team at Macclesfield Leisure Centre.

Customer Hero

Greg Park, Leisure Assistant walked away with the Customer Hero Award due to his overall customer care which excels on a daily basis whilst he is working at Nantwich Swimming Pool

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award went to tim Broadhurst for giving over 135 hours of his time to Active8 Disability and Inclusion sessions

Fundraiser of the Year

Richard Chadwick, Swimming Teacher at Crewe Lifestyle Centre received the fundraiser of the year award for his efforts in organising the Crewe 100 mile challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Manager of the Year

Manager of the Year was presented to Richard Jones for his inspiring leadership and his commitment to the new Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

Employee of the Year

Josie Hurst, Fitness Instructor at Alsager Leisure Centre received Employee of the Year.Josie has shown dedication and commitment during the Family focus health programme supporting families in need in Alsager

Best Team of the Year

Crewe Lifestyle Centre walked away with the Team of the Year trophy for their successful transition from Flag Lane to the new Crewe Lifestyle Centre and the success of the new site!

Special Recognition

Sheila Latham has been working at Nantwich Pool for nearly 30 years. She lives and breathes her role at the pool, her customers and her colleagues mean everything to her. A well deserved recipient of the Special Recognition Award 2016!


Long SERVICE Awards

Mark Wheelton from Cheshire East Council and Everybody CEO, Peter Hartwell presented 20 Years and 30 Years service certificates to over 20 Everybody Leisure employees;

20 Years service
  • Sallie Maguire
  • Simon Gidman
  • Christine Goodwin
  • Susan Haddock
  • Avril Berry
  • Richard Roeton
  • Wendy Lipscombe
  • Francesca Valenti
  • June Wright
  • Janet Beard
  • Jenny Poolford
  • Andrew Cattell
  • Stuart Smith


  • Caroline Dimmick
  • Christine Dines
  • Michael Harding
  • Celia Baker
  • Susan Seaborn
  • Moira waters
  • Doreen Harper
  • Stuart Heaviside
  • Lynda Harvey


Volunteer Milestones

The Volunteer Milestone Awards recognised volunteers on the Everybody Volunteer Programme who have made exceptional contributions to their community.

Bronze – 50 volunteer hours completed

  • Benjamin Wilkinson
  • Sandra Webb

Gold – 150 volunteer hours completed

  • Julie Brown
  • Melanie Houghton
  • Ray Sheppard
  • Tim Broadhurst

Platinum – 250 volunteer hours completed

  • Charlotte Nixon
  • Diane Tame
  • Lorraine Powell

Diamond – 500 volunteer hours completed

  • Daniel Masser
  • Sam Richardson

Elite – 1000 volunteer hours completed

  • Daniel Bramall
  • David Lambert
  • Mark Davies
  • Jean Hicks


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We would like to take the opportunity to thank all staff for attending the evening to make it such a success. We look forward to 2017 and seeing more exceptional achievements within Everybody Sport and Recreation.