Awards and accolades from the historic 2021 Mini’s

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What is The Mini’s

Each year, Mobile Mini hosts an annual awards evening designed to celebrate the efforts of our incredible staff. We employ almost 400 people across our UK operations and the continued success we achieve year on year is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these individuals.

Due to social distancing and ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions, many similar events have been cancelled over the past year, but at Mobile Mini, we felt it was more important than ever to celebrate the dedication of our staff, who have remained steadfast in their approach to providing customers with the best service imaginable throughout the most challenge of times. That is why we decided to proceed with The Mini’s and convert proceedings from a glamourous physical bash, into a unique and star-studded virtual ceremony.

How did it work?

Hosted by our very own Managing Director, Andrew Thompson, and Commercial Sales and Marketing Manager, Sunil Achtar, the first-ever online Mini’s took place on 19th March at 7pm. This event was organised by the Marketing team and brought together members of staff from all over the UK to enjoy an evening of celebration and achievement from the safety of their own homes.

To ensure the evening was suitably high-class, cameo videos announcing the winners from the various categories came from the likes of West Indies Cricket legend Chris Gayle; comedian, singer, and television presenter, Jason Manford; former EastEnders actress, Nina Wadia; former Arsenal footballer and Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson and children’s TV Icon, Basil Brush.

In addition to this touch of class and genuine talent, some tongue-in-cheek contributions were also provided by hilarious and deliberately unauthentic lookalikes and tribute acts such as Fred Sheeran, Gordan Ramsey, Anne Robinson, Simon Cowell, Austin Powers, Jack Sparrow, Tom Jones and Boris Johnson.

Anne Robinson Ed Sheeran with the quote 'maybe we found storage right where we are' Gordon Ramsey Simon Cowell

Celebrating the victors!

There were some incredible nominations from across the business in every category and every one of our locations across the UK offered fantastic examples of staff going above and beyond. But, as with any awards show, there can only be one set of champions. A massive congratulations go to the following victors:

  • Safety Branch of the Year – North East
  • Driver of the Year 2020 – Simon Teague
  • Making it Easy Award 2020 – Sandra Hodgson
  • Employee of the Year 2020 – Glen Hamilton
  • Customer Service Branch of the Year – North East

Each winner received a personalised trophy or voucher.

Reflecting on success

The Mini’s were fantastically received and a survey sent to attendees afterwards indicated the decision to continue with the awards virtually was a popular one amongst Mobile Mini staff. This is a feather in the cap of the revamped and new-look Marketing team, who undertook this event as one of their first fully operational projects.

Congratulations to Chris Fay, Grace Gibbin, Sophie Gardner and especially the evenings compare, Sunil Achtar, who is now fending off Christmas bookings and calls for a permanent career change as Mobile Mini’s resident MC. Mobile Mini would like to thank the team for their approach, attitude, energy and enthusiasm that made this an unforgettable evening, despite challenging restrictions.

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