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John Gutierrez, Winner Of The Andy Bennett Mentor Award

by Matthew Swift / 20 May 2024
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We are thrilled to announce the recipient of the inaugural Andy Bennett Mentor Award: John Gutierrez, Store Services Manager at Harvey Nichols.

John’s exceptional leadership, unwavering dedication to his team, and commitment to service excellence embody the values that define the Andy Bennett Mentor Award. We were inundated with heartfelt testimonials from John’s team members, and reading through them left us truly emotional:

🌟 “I have the privilege of working closely with a remarkable individual, a dear friend whose generosity, kindness, and genuine concern for the well-being of our team leave an indelible mark on our workplace.”

🌟 “Your empathy and ability to understand our needs do not go unnoticed. Thank you for consistently treating us with fairness and for always being receptive to our concerns.”

🌟 “Your ability to genuinely care about the well-being of your team, to be touched by our problems and concerns, makes you not just a great manager, but a great human being. I feel fortunate to work under someone who values the personal as much as the professional.”

🌟 “Throughout my time working under your guidance, I am not only learning a tremendous amount but also growing both personally and professionally….Your caring nature and big heart bring positivity to our work environment, and your dedication to our team’s happiness and success is truly commendable.”

🌟 “Working under your leadership, I have learned so much. You have guided us to not only excel in our work but also to become better human beings. For that, I am sincerely thankful.”

During a surprise presentation at a weekly team meeting, our Managing Director, Ian Hookway and Head of Business Support, James Hookway, had the privilege of recognising John’s outstanding achievements. The moment was filled with emotion as we celebrated John’s accomplishments and expressed our gratitude for his remarkable leadership.

Join us in congratulating John Gutierrez on this well-deserved recognition and in celebrating the enduring legacy of Andy Bennett.

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