Top fashion retailer ODEL has recognised the outstanding contributions of 10 members of its sales team at the company’s Retail Sales Personality and Retail Supervisor of the Year awards for 2010.
Five employees were rewarded in each of the two categories at the 10th edition of this annual event, one of the several initiatives of ODEL to reward its sales staff. The Retail Sales Personality of the Year award was won by Nishanthi Udayangani of the Men’s Department, who was rewarded with a three day trip to Bangkok inclusive of star class accommodation and travelling expenses.
The winner of the Retail Supervisor of the Year award V. P. Parakramasiri of the Stores Department, was rewarded with a weekend package for two nights at a star class hotel in Sri Lanka in recognition of his efforts.
V. P. Parakramasiri has served at ODEL for 10 years. Both he and Nishanthi Udayangani, who have served at ODEL for five years, have been previously commended for their diligence and are past winners of the company’s Employee of the Month programme.
The two winners and the first four runners-up in both categories received certificates and plaques from ODEL founder and CEO Otara Gunewardene at the event at ODEL’s flagship store at Alexandra Place. “I am greatly honoured to have received this award which is very highly regarded by everyone at the sales department of ODEL,” said Nishanthi Udayangani. “We are fortunate to work for an organisation that appreciates and acknowledges our commitment.” Thilanka Kiriporuwa, Manager – Human Resources of ODEL noted that the company commends the exemplary contributions of its staff members constantly through various initiatives including its Employee of the Year awards programmes, in addition to the Retail Sales Personality, Retail Supervisor of the year and Employee of the Month awards.
“Recognising and rewarding merit is an important aspect of the corporate culture of ODEL,” he added.
The ODEL chain comprises of stores at Alexandra Place, Kohuwala, Maharagama, Mount Lavinia, Moratuwa, Panadura, Nugegoda (Warehouse), Dickman’s Road, Ja-ela, Majestic City, Crescat (Backstage), Battaramulla, Kiribathgoda and at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
The ODEL website www.odel.lk offers online shoppers the same ODEL experience from the comfort of their homes or offices, with sophisticated, seamless e-commerce functionality.