Asda colleagues from NI head stateside to the home of Wal-mart
Four Asda colleagues from Northern Ireland have been selected from over 180,000 Asda colleagues across the UK to jet off to Walmart’s annual shareholders’ conference in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Barbara Logan and Anoushka McCullough of Asda Antrim, Ciara Smith from the Kilkeel store and Robyn McKelvie of Asda Ballyclare were recognised for their ongoing commitment, dedication and ‘going the extra mile’ and will join over 15,000 Wal-mart colleagues from across the globe at the prestigious event.
Barbara Logan, who is Asda Antrim’s Community Life Champion said, “I couldn’t believe it when I was told I had been nominated to go to Bentonville to represent Asda! It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one I’ll never forget. I’ve been part of the Asda team for 5 years and I can’t wait to meet my Wal-mart colleagues.”
Ciara Smith, Store Manager of Asda Kilkeel said, “It is an honour to be chosen to go to Bentonville – in fact I think I’m still in shock. I’ve spoken to other colleagues who have been before and it sounds like an amazing experience, I can’t wait to go!”
As part of the annual shareholders’ event colleagues will also attend a two-day international conference where they will share ideas and best practise, as well as showcasing their achievements.
“It is a tremendous honour for Asda in Northern Ireland to have four colleagues selected to travel to Bentonville this year, explained George Rankin, Senior Director of Asda NI.
“Barbara, Anoushka, Ciara and Robyn have shown their commitment by going above and beyond for customers, colleagues and the local community – and we’re delighted they will be representing Asda NI. The conference is an invaluable experience – giving our team the chance to explore new ideas and ways of thinking with the global Wal-mart team. Our NI colleagues will learn a lot and come back eager to put their new ideas into practise.
“It is events like Bentonville, which ensure Asda remains a forward-thinking and innovative business – and most importantly a great place to work,” George concluded.