During a presentation at the recent Cable & Wireless staff Christmas party at Pedro St. James Castle, the C&W Chief Executive’s Award for Excellence was presented to Technician Eugene K Thompson for excellent performance, high standards, friendliness and willingness to go above the call of duty to assist both customers and colleagues.
An annual feature on the Cable & Wireless company calendar, Mr. Thompson received not only a plaque and cash award, but also the opportunity to travel to Anguilla for the upcoming Telegathering event that will draw together C&W employees from around the region, said a C&W press release.
Chief Executive Mr. Tim Adam acknowledged that the decision was extremely difficult as ‘so many people come to mind when I think of excellence amongst our staff and it makes me proud to be the leader of such a strong team.’
The Chief Executive’s Award for Excellence is given to a member of staff in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the company and the community it serves, the release said.
Speaking at the presentation, Mr. Adam commented, ‘so many people amongst our colleagues exemplify these key attributes and competencies.’
He went on to summarise why Mr. Thompson was chosen by explaining, ‘I admire him highly and appreciate him deeply, and I am very proud and fortunate that we are able to count on him as a member of our team.’
Mr. Thompson has worked with Cable & Wireless for 22 years. He is praised for always demonstrating a friendly attitude and showing incredible versatility of expertise. While stationed in Cayman Brac as a technician, his responsibilities covered the full range of C&W products and services including local and long distance transmission; switching and distribution networks and systems for fixed line, mobile, internet and data communications.
A real team player, he understands the urgency and importance of doing his job so both Cable & Wireless and its customers can communicate reliably, efficiently and effectively. Mr. Thompson’s determination and innovation has often come to the attention of the management team for his outstanding ability to find a way of getting things working, the release said.
Service to the Cayman Islands community was an important criterion for the judging of this award, and one that Mr. Thompson excelled in. A Special Constable of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for many years, his voluntary work has demonstrated great dependability, selfless bravery and determined diligence.