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Rosie wraps up special award at Westbourne

Head of Kitchen at Westbourne Academy wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Stephanie Broad | March 05, 2016 | People, policy, politics

Head of Kitchen at Westbourne Academy, Ipswich, Rosie Gentile, recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vertas: Making the Difference Staff Awards 2016

Vertas supply catering services at Westbourne Academy. The Lifetime Achievement category recognises a member of the Vertas team who has consistently strived to develop their service area, their team and add value to the organisation.

Rosie has been with Westbourne for 30 years and she was awarded this honour for her loyalty, passion and for dedicating her time and expertise to making the catering service at Westbourne exceptional. She was praised for her outstanding knowledge and her innovation, regularly introducing new dishes to the menu including ‘Rosie’s wraps’.

This event was the first ever Vertas: Making the Difference Staff Awards. There were nine categories and they received over 140 nominations from managers, staff members and clients. The Vertas senior leadership team then carefully judged each nomination and arrived at three shortlisted nominees for each category including a category winner.

Ian Lipman, Academy Business Manager at Westbourne Academy said: 'We are thrilled to hear that Rosie Gentile has won the 2016 Vertas Lifetime Achievement Award.  Over the last 30 years, Rosie has achieved legendary status within the academy and this fantastic award is testament to her continued passion and commitment to her work.'   

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