Human Resources Director Ms. Judy Missick, who gave the opening remarks at the event, reminded staff that their continued commitment to FortisTCI, and the execution of their daily tasks, give form and shape to the vision and mission of the Company. Ms. Missick also reminded the employees that the high level of service, which is extended to customers, is dependent to a great extent on the performance of each member of the team, whether employed for one year or thirty years.
Employees serving five or more years with FortisTCI were honoured for reaching these milestones during the Ceremony, with Japhus Rigby receiving a standing ovation for his 30 years with the Company. Representatives from the T&D department also made a heartfelt tribute to Juancita Ewing, who has been with the Company for 28 years but is currently on sick leave.
Guest speaker Mr. Stanley Marshall, Fortis Inc's President and CEO, expressed his gratitude stating, "We are here tonight to recognise outstanding achievements and years of dedication and commitment. Fortis Inc made a promise to staff five years ago when we took over ownership of the Company. We promised to provide you with infrastructural developments, which would enable you to carry out your daily tasks more effectively. We promised to provide you with the support needed to enhance your workforce, thus creating a Company with human resources necessary to extend reliable and excellent service to all customers. We have employees here this evening who have served for more than 25 years and that tells me they have faith in the Company and have claimed "ownership" of FortisTCI. I would like tonight to therefore congratulate all staff members for demonstrating the same faith in the Company that we demonstrated five year ago."
The evening's proceedings also saw recipients of FortisTCI's Customer Service Training programme, being presented with certificates from facilitator Bridgette Thomas of BNC Consulting Group. Guests were also entertained by the sweet sounds of saxophonist Janardo Laporte and soloist Nicole Cox and received a surprise guest appearance by the Company's mascot Electro Gecko.