Sue wins lifetime award

February 01 2018

SUE Green, who has worked at Kingswood Leisure Centre for 30 years, has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award at Circadian Trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.

SUE Green, who has worked at Kingswood Leisure Centre for 30 years, has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award at Circadian Trust’s annual staff awards ceremony.

The trust is a not-for-profit organisation that operates five Active Lifestyle Centres and one dual-use sports centre across South Gloucestershire in partnership with the local authority.

Sue joined the team at the centre in Soundwell in 1988 as an aerobics instructor and quickly built up a reputation for dancing her way through many a ‘grapevine’ until her knees couldn’t take any more - some 25 years later.

A spokesman for the trust, which runs South Gloucestershire's leisure centres, said that since swapping the aerobics studio for the reception desk, Sue had warmly welcomed members of the community with her broad smile and fantastic attitude. Outside of work, she regularly volunteers at a homelessness shelter in Bristol, collecting supplies from the residents of Kingswood and delivering them to those in need.

Sue received the award from chief executive Mark Crutchley at an evening of celebration and entertainment at BAWA Club, Filton.

Of the win, Sue said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to bits, if a little shocked and surprised. I had absolutely no idea that I was going to receive the award and it only clicked once Mark was half way through his speech!

“I’ve seen a lot of changes in my 30 years at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre – especially with the computer systems! ThroughΩit all, I’ve always loved my job, my colleagues and the customers we meet every day. I’ll be behind the desk for a long while yet!”

 Mr Crutchley said: “It’s been an exceptional year for the trust, with major redevelopments in Bradley Stoke, Longwell Green and Yate coming to a close. I’d like to thank staff for making all of this possible." 

Other awards included Team of the Year, Employee of the Year, Centre of the Year, Chairman’s Special Award and Quality Standards Awards in Health and Fitness, Customer Service, Swimming, Food and Beverage and Operations.