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As usual during our monthly management meeting, a plethora of worthy nominees for GSS Superstar of the Month were put forward by our senior management team. Not unusually, there were a number of stand out achievements and many tangible examples of our teams living our company values (some of whom have already been sent letters of praise by our CEO) – but there can only be one ‘superstar’ and November 2019’s award goes to….Protection Dog Handler – Lisa Emary.

Lisa has been with the business for around five months now and as per the outputs of her recent mid trial (probation) review, every facet of Lisa’s work for us has been unblemished. Both her communication with our head office team and the administrative/operational aspects of her role have been exemplary. We have received glowing praise from clients on each and every site she has been deployed. 

Lisa is relatively new to the world of protection dog handling but not content with earning her stripes on one client site, she is ever-hungry for development (for both herself and her dog Tasker) and has deployed on four very unique (and challenging) operating environments within her first few months with us. It is for living our core value of ‘Strive for Excellence’ our team decided on Lisa as this month’s award winner.

Speaking of the award, Kevin Wootton – Business Development Director said “Both Lisa and Tasker have a great ability to generate rapport and affinity for what we do – as evidenced recently when involved with a BBC Radio Leicester interview while on task. From the moment we first introduced Lisa and Tasker to our clients management team at this particular assignment, we just knew we had found the perfect fit. Lisa is a very fitting recipient of this award and recognition’.  

The GSS Superstar Award has become an integral agenda item of our Monthly Senior Management Meetings, during which each member of our senior team puts forward a case for nomination. While the debate is constructive (and usually fun), the final selection is never easy, as there are always award-worthy examples of our team members exceeding the standards expected of them. So, while we can only issue one award each month, we want to sincerely thank all members of our team for their continued support and hard work for our valued clients.