Jakob our Unsung Hero

Jakob from TRAK Furniture has taken out the top award at our Stars of Minda supported employee awards night, which was attended by 450 people at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on October 11.

Jakob was presented with the AccessPay Star (Unsung Hero) Award by Luke Minton from AccessPay and our Board Chair Joanne Denley.

MC Allan Browne, who is the voice of the Adelaide 36ers, told the crowd Jakob leads a team of colleagues to produce bed frames for two major manufacturers in South Australia.

“Jakob has developed processes for a production line to ensure a more efficient service is provided to customers,” he said.

“He has also taken the initiative to organise a number of social activities for his colleagues and is very active in his local football club as a volunteer organiser.”

The AccessPay Star (Unsung Hero) Award recognises an employee who has worked quietly behind the scenes for the good of Minda and SAGE and has demonstrated endless dedication and provided exceptional service.

This year’s finalists for the award were Jakob, Ian from Envirocare and Roger from Electronic Recycling Australia. Well done to our top award finalists!

In other individual awards presented on the night, Dale from Laundry and Linen Services won the Foodland Service Excellence Award, which was presented by Foodland’s Christopher Villani.

Dale is a dedicated and enthusiastic worker and is always willing to help where needed in the Laundry. He gives customers a very high standard of service and ensures items are loaded onto the van before leaving the factory. The Laundry has received many compliments regarding the service Dale provides.

Donna from Blend Creative won the TerryWhite Chemmart Marion Compounding Persistence in Practice Award, which was presented by Matt Boulter from TerryWhite Chemmart Marion Compounding. Donna always has a positive attitude and shows resilience and determination to succeed, and is a mentor to her colleagues.

Winner of the BankSA Professional Development Award, presented by BankSA’s Jessica Lendrum, was Luke from Envirocare. In Luke’s 18 months at Envirocare, he has built an impressive skillset as well as studying a Certificate II in Horticulture. A trusted member of the team, Luke leads a group of employees in completing tasks at Minda Brighton.

In an exciting development on the night, a joint winner was declared in the Phil Hoffmann Travel Team Performance Award, presented by Jo McLaren from Phil Hoffmann Travel. The award was won by two teams, both from Electronic Recycling Australia – the Line 3 Team and the Sorting Team.

The Line 3 team was acknowledged for achieving higher than anticipated outcomes while supporting each other, and the Sorting Team was acknowledged for breaking records in terms of the tonnage sorted each day.

Rotary Club of Somerton Park Pride of Workmanship Awards were presented by Club President Kevin Tumes to: Cynthia from Cleaning Services, Michael from Envirocare, Jeshua from Packaging at Reynella, Phillip from the Nursery, Hayden from TRAK, Nash from Blend Creative, David from Stores, David from Electronic Recycling Australia, Bronwyn from Laundry and Linen Services, Cheryl from Catering Services, Eleni from Worklink Enclave, and Stephen from Packaging at Seaton.

Finally, special congratulations to Gloria from the Nursery for achieving the very impressive 45-year milestone.