Evelyn recognised for more than three decades of great customer service at Circadian Trust

Craig-Smart,-winner-of-Lifetime-Achievement-Award-Evelyn-Watson-and-Mark-CrutchleyAfter 36 dedicated years of delivering great customer service and being the smiling face at Yate Leisure Centre, Evelyn Watson has been awarded the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at Circadian Trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.

Circadian Trust is a not for profit organisation that works in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council to deliver and manage leisure facilities across South Gloucestershire.

Evelyn has witnessed great change over the years from taking bookings on sheets of paper to the capacity of booking online in 2015.

She has welcomed many generations, seen “regulars” get married, have children and grandchildren.

Evelyn and fellow staff members were treated to an evening of celebration and entertainment at BAWA Club, Filton following another successful year for the charitable social enterprise.

Mark Crutchley, Chief Executive of Circadian Trust, said: “It’s been an exceptional year with our first community based Triathlon, receiving the green light for the £3.6m redevelopment for Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, the start of our Thornbury Leisure Centre refurb and finally our 10-year anniversary as a Trust. I’d like to thank my staff for making all of this possible. Particularly Evelyn Watson who has seen the company transform from being Council led to Circadian Trust. She even witnessed the introduction of lockers! There have been times of laughter and frustration on the front desk but Evelyn is always smiling and awaiting the next new challenge to come her way.Finally, I’d like to thank Erica Cross and Fiona West for organising this event and here’s to another 10 years!”

Ross-Parker-Vice-Chair-of-the-Board-of-Trustees-and-winner-of-Chairman’s-Special-Award-Mike-JonesRoss Parker, Vice Chairman of Circadian Trust presented the Chairman’s Special Award to football coach at Yate Leisure Centre, Mike Jones.

He said: “This award identifies an individual who has provided outstanding contribution to the Trust in the last year. Mike shows great passion in providing an excellent service.  Most recently, supported by his wife Jan Jones, he has implemented the very successful dementia mornings at Yate Leisure Centre. These sessions have been very well attended and praised by town Mayor, Tony Davis and the local press.”

Other awards include Team of the Year, Employee of the Year and several centre awards including, Award for Health and Fitness Quality Standards, Award for Customer Service Quality Standards, Award for Operational Quality Standards and Centre of the Year.

The evening finished with a reflection on the last 10-years as a Trust before bubbly and dancing!

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