Awarded for dedication

Emma Jesson, Kim Mullaney and Darryl Smith
Emma Jesson, Kim Mullaney and Darryl Smith

A Daventry woman who consistenyly goes the extra mile to help customers has been rewarded for her work ethic.

Kim Mullaney, a funeral arranger at The Co-operative Funeralcare in the High Street received the Funeral Division Gold Award in the Society’s annual OSCAS awards ceremony (Outstanding Service to Customers And Staff).

She said: “I was delighted to win the award and still can’t take it in.

“I am fortunate in that I love doing the job I do. To win an award on top of it is just a bonus.”

She beat off stiff competition from a 1,000-strong-workforce across 55 branches within the food, non-food, funeral and non-trading divisions.

And she was one of just eight employees to win gold or silver individual awards in the ceremony, which is now in its 11th year.

The presentation was held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, attended by 270 invited guests and the awards evening was presented by ITV weathergirl Emma Jesson.

Ali Kurji, chief executive of the Heart of England Co-operative Society, paid tribute to Kim saying: “I am in a very fortunate position where these eight members of staff are typical of our entire workforce, all working to provide the best service to each and every customer or prospective customer who walks through our doors.”