Smart thinking, Nicola!

Managing director Mike Tye gives Nicola Smart her Team Player of the Year award with central operations director Ian Marchant.
Managing director Mike Tye gives Nicola Smart her Team Player of the Year award with central operations director Ian Marchant.

A ST Helens barmaid has been named as one of her company’s best employees.

Nicola Smart only started working at the Gerards Arms in Dentons Green 18 months but has already made a big impression with her bosses.

She was chosen out of 14,000 employees as ‘Team Player of the Year’ for her commitment, enthusiasm and passion for the business.

Nicola said: “The win was a huge surprise! I have worked at the pub for 18 months now and have come to live and breathe the values of the business; when I see a guest walk in I make it my mission to make sure they leave with a smile on their face.”

The awards, held at Gala Dinner event at Alton Towers Resort, recognise and reward employees that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the business.

Mike Tye, managing director of the Spirit Pub Company which own the Dentons Green Lane pub, said: “The Best Awards are a symbol of the company’s recognition for outstanding achievements; all 15 of our winners have shown a key understanding of our values and made great contributions towards the success of the business.”