Our company values of trust, commitment and knowledge are integral to all that we do and our annual Everest Awards are in recognition of the people within our business who represent these values consistently and, as the name suggests, have gone beyond the limits. This ethos filters through the entire Obex team but every year there are two individuals (one from Sales and one from Non-Sales) who really shine. Being a peer-nominated award where the recipients are chosen by our CEO, it means a great deal to be named winner.
While it doesn’t make you an ‘overnight superstar’, the winner is certainly celebrated because the award is a highly regarded acknowledgement of our people and their commitment to excellence.
Everest Award Winner (Sales) 2015
It was in October 2012 that Anna became the Product Manager for the Surgical Team. Prior to applying for the role, Anna asked her customer to name their top three medical companies. Obex was always mentioned in every top three. It took Anna one year to finally score a job here.
Working as a Product Manager, Anna discovered her skill set was made for the role. After three years with the surgical team, she decided to diversify and increase her capabilities. Anna is now the Product Manager for the Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Infection Prevention team.
Winning the Everest Award was a complete shock – “You never think you are having an impact on those around you. You are only as ever as good as the colleagues that surround and support you. I’m very lucky to work with such a awesome, fun, caring, friendly and genuine group of people. Thank you for your recognition, it means everything to me …”
Everest Award Winner (Business Support) 2015
Having joined Obex in November 2012 as Administration and Executive Support Manager working with the Senior Leadership Team, Robyn was looking for a role within a company that was NZ owned and had a great culture and Obex is all that and more!
Robyn was truly surprised to receive the Everest Award this year, she organises the nominations and trophy engraving so there was some skulduggery involved to keep it a surprise. She has said that reading what colleagues say about each other is such a moving experience and to then have been nominated (in secret) and to have seen some of the fantastic things that her colleagues had to say about her has been a humbling experience. “The calibre of nominees each and every year is amazing and to have been included in such company, and peer nominated, is truly humbling. I enjoy working in such a high performing team and am thankful for the recognition”.