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MegaMart honours staff

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE: Dave Walters, quality control manager for MegaMart's Bakery (right), accepts the long service award from director Juan Machado at the company's 10th anniversary awards ceremony.

The MegaMart Wholesale Club rounded off the celebration of its 10th anniversary by honouring long-serving members of staff at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Kingston on Tuesday evening.

Some 43 employees were presented with long service awards for 10 years of loyal and dedicated service to the company; 15 received special awards for outstanding service, while three persons were recipients of the chief executive officer's special awards.

In addition, founder/chairman and chief executive officer, Gassan Azan Jr, and director Dawn Azan (his mother) were surprised with citations and awards. In the citation to Mr Azan, he was praised for, "vision and outstanding leadership", while Mrs Azan was recognised for "outstanding contribution and support for the MegaMart chain".

motivated others

Guest speaker, Digicel Jamaica's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Linehan, congratulated the awardees for their, "commitment and dedication to MegaMart and its customers". He also commended Mr Azan and his team for achieving their 10th anniversary and pointed out, "Not only have you changed the scope of retail shopping in Jamaica, you have also motivated other retail entities to raise the bar in the level of customer service they provide."

Among the special guests at the event were Minister of Information Daryl Vaz and wife Ann Marie; Minister of Energy and Mining James Robertson and wife Charlene; special adviser to the Prime Minister Chris Zacca and wife Gillian; LASCO's Chairman Lascelles Chin; Cari-Med Limited's Chief Executive Officer Glen Christian; CVM Television's Dr David McBean, and WISYNCO's William Mahfood.

Entertainment for the evening included performances by cabaret singers A.J. Brown, Ian Andrews and the Desi Jones and Friends band.

MegaMart's founder/chairman and chief executive officer Gassan Azan Jr and long service awardee Marlene Roberts cut the anniversary cake at the company's 10th anniversary ceremony at the Hilton Kingston, Tuesday evening.

Kerine Anderson (right), of MegaMart's accounts department, is delighted to receive her long service award from company director, Dawn Azan.