The search is on for employee of the year

DO you work alongside someone who always goes the extra mile to deliver an excellent service? Are you lucky enough to have an inspirational colleague who leads by example or who has made an outstanding contribution to the workplace?

Whether you’re a mechanic or a secretary, a waitress or a joiner, whether you work in an office or on a building site, this is your chance to acknowledge that special colleague with a nomination in the Employee of the Year category in the Brighouse Echo Business Awards.

We’re looking for the employee who can be relied on for a smile or word of encouragement when the going gets tough or whose attitude sets a shining example. If you know someone who fits the bill, why not put them forward and help them win £200 and a trophy.

Entries have closed for the other categories in the awards but there is still time to put a name forward in the Employee of the Year section, sponsored by Rand & Asquith. Readers have until Good Friday, April 22, to get their suggestions in to the editor, Stephen Firth.

“We all know someone who keeps us going when things are getting tough,” he said.

“Now’s the chance to give them the recogniition they deserve.”

Judging is due to take place over the next few days in the eight other categories which range from Business of the Year to Apprentice of the Year.

The sponsors include Armitage Sykes Solicitors, Naylor Myers, Calderdale Council, Grand Central Trains, KITS and Artisan Fireplace Design.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony at Brighouse Sports Club on Thursday, May 12. BBC Look North presenter Clare Frisby will host the ceremony and the guest speaker will be businessman Carl Hopkins who appeared on ‘The Secret Millionaire’.

The aim of the awards is to recognise business excellence and achievement and to ackowledge the many success stories in the Brighouse business community.

To nominate in the Employee of the Year category send your details and your nomination to or drop them off at the Echo office in West Park Street, Brighouse, by 5pm on Good Friday.