LIFE . HEALTH . PENSIONS
Bridgetown, Barbados, February 17, 2014: Guardian General Insurance Limited (GGIL) continues to value the outstanding contributions of employees who go above and beyond their call of duty. At their recently held Awards Ceremony, the company celebrated its employees who performed exceptionally throughout the year and announced Ms. Kerry-Ann King as Employee of the Year and Mrs. Eurlinda Smith as the recipient of the inaugural Leadership Award.Both Kerry-Ann and Eurlinda are employees of the Accounts department, a core functioning unit of GGIL’s daily operations.
Kerry-Ann began her tenure with Guardian General 2 years ago and has been described as a model employee and has consistently proven that she has the required skills and knowledge to get the job done effectively and efficiently. Kerry-Ann continues to demonstrate her commitment to GGIL through her willingness to step up to the plate, going outside her regular duties to assist at the cashier’s desk, working beyond regular office hours and even sacrificing her vacation leave to ensure that the Accounts Department surpasses its productivity goals. Kerry-Ann expressed humility in being awarded the Employee of the Year and stated, “It is always a wonderful feeling to be appreciated. I take every opportunity as a blessing from God. I love my job whole-heartedly but it is the people and the challenge that my job provides me that would top my list of reasons.”
The GGIL Leadership Award seeks to encourage managers to be excellent leaders and recognizes those who exemplify the company’s core values of integrity, trust, serving people and quality in their everyday interaction with staff and clients. It was further icing on the cake for the Accounts department, as Kerry-Ann’s manager, Accountant, Eurlinda Smith, was announced the winner of the award.
Eurlinda has been employed with GGIL for the past 25 years and has been a driving force in ensuring good work ethics and sound accounting management practices. Her dedication to her job has been borne out in the efficient day to day operations of the Accounts Department, as well as in her oversight of GGIL’s adherence to statutory and legal compliance guidelines.
Eurlinda describes her leadership style as one that seeks to promote a motivated, team-oriented and highly productive work unit. She attributes her achievements to the great examples set by other managers who have mentored her as well as her ability to take advantage of training opportunities to enhance her skills. Her guiding philosophy is: “Take each person as they come, that’s how God receives us. Change can happen through relationship.”
Executive Manager, GGIL, Mr. Nigel Adams lauded the two awardees for their achievements and expressed joy at having such dedicated persons on the Guardian Group team.