Service with a smile wins Wellingborough Sainsbury’s worker national award

Stephen Adamski of Sainsbury's in Wellingborough
Stephen Adamski of Sainsbury's in Wellingborough

A Sainsbury’s worker has won a national award for his service with a smile and for bringing sunshine into the store even on a grey day.

Stephen Adamski scooped the Customers Colleague of the Year award at the annual colleague conference organised by the superstore chain.

He is a well-known face after being a customer service assistant at the Sainsbury’s store in Wellingborough for the past 10 years.

The award recognises staff members who provide outstanding customer service and make a difference.

Thousands of customers across the country voted for the award this year, with voting taking place between April and July.

Stephen was put forward for the award for his cheery outlook and helpful nature.

One customer commented: “Even on a grey day he always brings a ray of sunshine.”

Another shopper said: “You can hear his cheerful voice, which always makes me smile.”

Sainsbury’s chief executive, Mike Coupe, who presented Stephen with his award, said: “Recognising our colleagues through these awards at our conference is a fantastic way to say thank you for hard work and dedication.

“This is a particularly special award since it is chosen by our customers. Stephen should be very proud to have made an impression among local customers.”

Stephen added: “I had a brilliant day at the conference in Birmingham. I really didn’t expect to win.

“I love helping our customers and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me.”

More than 5,000 colleagues attended the conference held at the Birmingham NEC last week.

Sainsbury’s employs 161,000 people across the UK in supermarkets, convenience stores, depots and offices.