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NCB lauds Diamond Club members

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Members of NCB's elite Diamond Club are treated to a luncheon at the Greek restaurant, Opa, recently. -Contributed Photos
Melione Hanson celebrates her million-dollar achievement.
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National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) regards its people as its greatest asset and, in support of this, has a strong rewards and recognition programme designed to consistently identify and reward performers and their model attributes.

Recently, NCB hosted its inaugural Group Sales Convention, where the sales teams across the organisation came together for the first time for a kick-off session aimed at energising and setting the tone for the new financial year.

"We could not let this opportunity pass without announcing the winners of our Diamond Club awards," said Patrick Hylton, NCB's group managing director, in addressing over 420 staff. The elite Diamond Club celebrates excellence by recognising and rewarding staff who consistently meet and exceed sales performance standards.

Twenty-eight persons were inducted into the elite club. This year's top three awardees, however, were surprised with a prize of $1 million each. They were fêted at a private luncheon with Hylton and other senior executives. The top three awardees are Retail Banking's Miguel Thompson, NCB Capital Markets' Michelle Garrison and NCB Insurance Company's Melione Hanson.

Personal goal

"Two years ago while attending an NCB Pinnacle Awards, where the top sales persons were being recognised and rewarded, I decided to set a goal for myself - that I wanted to be the top sales person for NCB," said Thompson. "It was a commitment that I kept at the forefront of my mind as I made the necessary adjustments personally to achieve my professional goal. At the end of the period, I determined that if my strongest competitor was going to meet her targets, I needed to exceed mine by 150 per cent." Garrison said she was happy that NCB embraces the concept of team building.

"It means a lot to me that I can align my success with the performance of Jamaica's top bank," she said. While she attributes her success to her team, she believes that her clients are the persons who have instrumentally invested in her success. Mandeville's effervescent Melione Hanson expressed her joy at the achievement.

"I love what I do and it is a humbling experience being acknowledged and rewarded in this way," expressed Hanson. "I sow my seeds and I change lives everyday by introducing them to a product that someone needs. I don't take this award for granted, so much so that I'm already working hard to get it again next year."

The other Diamond Club awardees are Shakerah Edwards, Vincent Leslie, Kareen Baker, Maria Beyna, Tania Watson, Stacy McGregor-Hall, Antonette Cowan Palmer, Dyan Grey, Norvia Duffus, Ashion Hodges, Naseica Alexander, Natalie Christie-Davis, Danielle Reece, Patria Coke, Tanecia Gordon-McPherson, Rochelle Wellington, Anesha Lackrage, Kerrian Murray, Rohan Ramsay, Ceola Ross, Faylin Shaw, Melalee King, Khadene King, Kenesha Purrier and Kerrian Fisher.