British Steel today presented awards to employees who have played major roles in the transformation of our business.
The awards included honours for trainees, sustainability and health and safety. Among those recognised were the management team of Appleby Coke Ovens, our rail, wire rod, procurement and IT teams, the BOS Journey to Excellence Team and Teesside Beam Mill.
There was also a Community Ambassador Award presented to Scunthorpe maintenance engineer Stuart Usher who founded family-run, not-for-profit Messingham Martial Arts in October 2014. Aside from teaching children and adults vital self-defence techniques, Stuart’s classes also instil valuable life skills such as confidence, self-control, discipline, focus and self-respect as well as respect for others and the idea that hard work pays off.
He runs free community sessions such as with the Scouts and Rainbows as well as family self-defence and street safety awareness workshops. He's also actively involved in fundraising activities and supporting other local community groups/activities including putting on a free demo with his club at Messingham Show.
Our judges said Stuart displayed enormous personal commitment to create a vibrant community activity for no personal financial gain and provided a positive opportunity for many people in his local community. They added: "This really was a truly outstanding and inspirational entry."