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Every three months we solicit the opinion of GSS staff and clients to identify examples of our employees living our core values. 

In what was the highest number of nominations for the GSS Superstar Quarter of the Award we have ever received, we reviewed several award-worthy examples of people delivering excellence in the performance of their duties for our valued clients.

After careful review and deliberation of all nominations, we have selected Detection Dog Handler – Brian Powell as the GSS Superstar of the Quarter (Q4) 2023.  

Brian has been a totally reliable member of our team for over 2.5 years now. He can be found regularly deployed for us at Sheffield Utilita Arena and completed no fewer than 27 ad-hoc deployments there between October and December 2023. 

Through this award, Brian is recognised as living our value of Unity (teamwork) for his consistently effective collaboration with members of our clients event team and his fellow GSS colleagues. 

Speaking of the award Jason Lennox – GSS Operations Manager Venues and Events said “Brian is regarded as a stalwart by us and all he regularly works with at the arena. He’s both professional and affable in the performance of his duties, always leaving a positive impression on those he comes into contact with”. 

Caroline Slingbsy – Event Manager Sheffield City Trust said “We nominated Brian because he always goes above and beyond his duties here.  He’s always friendly and always willing to help out with any issues.  Even though he isn’t employed by us the Arena, we all consider Brian an important member of our team

All at GSS Head Office send huge thanks to all of our field-based colleagues for their hard work and dedication to our company over the last three months.