Dear staff,

Good morning…..Some great news!!!

A quick mail to let you all know we won the Overall business award for EMEA (Europe, middle East and Africa awards) on Friday night in Cascais , Portugal it was a very prestigious event and award ceremony. We entered six sections and was fairly confident that we may win one, but we never thought for one minute we would win the main award of the night for the best business, we had to demonstrate growth, sustainability and performance as well as good practise and profitability.

It was hosted by Sir Clive Woodward and Brad Sugars and I was chosen to have a private lunch with them the day before which was very nice and I even managed to get a brochure to him for the plane journey home !

The challenging bit for me was that I was expected to go up and say a few words as the winner at the evening award ceremony, as you will all know this is not my favourite pastime but I plucked up the courage and pleased to say I don’t think I made a fool of myself !

Some pictures have gone onto facebook if you would like to see them and the award is at Head Office, Colchester.

The biggest thing we got from the awards (and the reason we won that Rugby World Cup with Sir Clive) was the Team culture and how they stuck together through good and bad times, very inspirational.

Once again a huge thank you to the whole team at Sportsafe without you we could not do this, this is our award so enjoy it.


Thanks Jon

(Jonathan Neill – Managing Director, the morning after the Awards Evening in Portugal)