On Friday 9th February, Sitel Stratford was awarded “Team of the Year” at the 7th Pride of Stratford District Awards. The winners for this year’s Pride of Stratford District Awards were announced at Stratford’s Crowne Plaza at a glittering ceremony hosted by Touch FM’s Breakfast Show, presenters Si Alexander and Ollie Gallant.
The awards, organised by local radio station 102 Touch FM, celebrated the best businesses, individuals and community organisations across the district and their achievements and was attended by over 350 people.
Steve Orchard, Chief Executive of Touch FM, and one of the judges said: “This year we celebrated the seventh Pride of Stratford Awards and all sectors of our area; community, business and public have supported us magnificently.” Steve Orchard further: “The awards are so successful, because they provide a platform for what would otherwise remain untold stories. These stories are about achievement, citizenship, teamwork, excellence and community spirit.”
As one of the largest customer experience companies in the world and part of Sitel Group, Sitel has started in the UK from a firm foundation, built in Stratford over 30 years ago. With the heart of the UK business still in Stratford and Coventry, Sitel has grown rapidly over the past 5 years. This growth has led to the creation of over 700 additional jobs for the Warwickshire region in the last 2 years and over 1000 across the UK.
Karl Brough, General Manager UK & Ireland, on Sitel’s involvement in the local community: “As business leaders we are driven by a desire to develop our companies to deliver success. The impact of this is wider than just our own organisations, but impacts on the local community. With people being at the heart of everything we do at Sitel, and we are immensely proud of the great work that our teams do within the local community and our wider region, raising over £25,000 for charity in the last 12 months.”
With the Stratford District Pride Awards being a must-attend highlight in the district’s event calendar, Karl Brough explains: “We felt honoured to sponsor the awards, as they are a chance for us as a town and community to recognise the great and continuous work that is done by all of the companies, charities and local community initiatives that have joined us for this special event. A community only thrives through close working relationships and the drive of great people like you to support those in need and foster close ties with our local community.”
Sitel Group is one of the largest customer experience companies in the world. The group is comprised of industry-leading firms providing business process outsourcing, digital marketing, training and talent management, technology and innovation, consulting and analytics solutions.
With subsidiaries such as Sitel, TSC, Learning Tribes, Extens Consulting, Sitel Insights and Novagile, the group’s services are leveraged across geographies, verticals and all stages of the end-to-end customer journey, helping clients effectively harness the industry’s explosive digital transformation and consistently deliver outstanding customer experiences.
With over 30 years of industry-leading experience, Sitel Group’s 75,000 associates service over 400 clients – Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses – through its network of more than 150 offices in 25 countries.