Union Bank bags two Golds at SLIM NASCO Awards 2019

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Two staff members representing the sales teams of Union Bank emerged winners in the Financial Services and Banking category at the SLIM NASCO Awards 2019 concluded early this week.  

The Gold award for the ‘Best Territory Manager’ was won by Chamara Rozairo of Union Bank while the Gold Award for the ‘Best Front-liner’ was won by Sumedha Prasadika.   

The awards affirm the bank’s efforts in grooming young professionals with relevant exposure and on-the-job training that equip them with essential skills for career and personal development – as part of its commitment to become one of the most sought-after places to work.  

Commenting on the award, Union Bank Vice President – Retail Banking Chaya Jayawardane said: “It is an immense honour and pleasure to witness our staff gaining recognition at a national-level platform dedicated for sales performance and excellence. This achievement is a reflection of the commitment and teamwork of the central sales teams of the bank that go the extra mile to ensure that the bank’s business objectives are met successfully while maintaining desirable standards of service delivery. 

“It is also an excellent display of professionalism and hard work by these two individuals that have helped them rise above the rest amidst tight competition at a national-scale awards contest. I wish to congratulate Chamara and Sumedha for their achievements and wish them all the best in their careers.”    

Vice President Human Resources Ravi Jayasekera opined: “We are delighted that our colleagues have been recognised for their performance and contribution. Winning a national level award affirms they have reached the pinnacle of their field. The bank has made great progress thanks to the dedication and commitment of our staff. We remain committed to ensure they reach their highest potential.”

One of the most anticipated events in Sri Lanka’s annual corporate calendar, the National Sales Congress (NASCO), organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), is the only credible and respected award ceremony dedicated for sales professionals. 

This year’s theme ‘Excel. Engage. Ensure – Beyond all Limits’ reflected the call-to-action for sales professionals of tomorrow to be willing to stretch beyond the limits and achieve the unthinkable in a competitive, challenging marketplace. 

The awards were adjudged on the performance for the financial year starting from 1 January 2018/1 April 2018 and ending 31 December 2018/31 March 2019. The eminent judging panel consisted of seasoned corporate leaders that evaluated applications across 22 sectors, with each category having possible Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for Front-liners, Sales Supervisors and Territory Managers. The coveted awards were handed over at a gala event held at the BMICH.