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Winners of UNiDAYS Situl Bains Award for Outstanding Contribution & Leadership Announced


The annual award in memory of co-founder and sister of UNiDAYS CEO who sadly passed away this year

Winners of UNiDAYS Situl Bains Award for Outstanding Contribution & Leadership Announced

Josh Rathour, founder of UNiDAYS, established the award scheme this year to celebrate the memory and legacy of his sister and company co-founder Situl Bains. The peer nominated awards were designed to recognise outstanding contribution and leadership at UNiDAYS. Team members were asked to nominate colleagues who consistently demonstrated a willingness to carry out their work to an exceedingly high standard whilst looking to improve, innovate and drive meaningful change. Each inspirational winner has shown drive, focus and commanded a high level of trust and credibility by building strong relationships throughout the company. 

The 220 strong global team at UNiDAYS submitted their nominations and the recipients were chosen by a panel consisting of Josh Rathour (CEO and founder), Caroline Abercrombie (VP people), Matt Atkinson (non-exec chairman) and Mira Magecha (non-exec director). 

“We received nominations from every level in the business, the winners are well deserved as they strive to continually improve, innovate and drive meaningful change. Each continually inspire and challenge those around them to ensure the best possible outcome. Situl had all of these qualities and she would be so proud to see her legacy live on.” Josh Rathour, CEO and founder, UNiDAYS

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the winners (L-R clockwise):

Dani Arnold, senior project lead

Dani consistently demonstrates grit, determination and a willingness to support or lead any project asked of her and inspires others to deliver better outcomes.

Persephone Henderson, business strategy director

Persephone seems to know the answer to every question, she preempts what needs to be done, there are lots of positive changes happening thanks to her great advocacy and hard work.

Katie Smillie, employee experience manager

Katie’s innovative and imaginative approach has resulted in the success of the projects she owns. She is an advocate and evangelist for UNiDAYS and is driven by a genuine commitment to the health and mental wellbeing of all team members globally.

Tom Sterrett, head of production

Tom has had a huge amount of impact working on numerous projects, taking a visible role across all departments which has led to strong business results.

Adele Flint-Elkins, ANZ head of partnership development

Adele constantly reminds the team that we're all working towards the same goals regionally and globally, keeping the  ANZ team uplifted and inspired every day of the year.


Arielle Sklavos, director of customer success

Arielle takes on every challenge with grace and positivity, giving 100%, and constantly leading by example whilst striving for constant improvement.


Beth Howard, senior CRM manager

Beth is the first person to step up, flag something, provide solutions and, knowing Beth, is halfway through fixing it herself.


Claire Burgess, localisation lead

Claire runs UNiDAYS French Club to share her cultural intelligence expertise with as many colleagues as possible, so we're all empowered to give our members the best experiences, regardless of region.

Steph Rostron, head of member engineering

Steph deserves this for the contribution she's making to the individuals in Engineering and the wider business through her sheer curiosity in people and making them be the best they can be.

Matt Large, head of data

Matt has a level of tact, patience and diplomacy that enables him to bring people round, he fosters great working relationships across every team in the business.

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UNiDAYS, Mon, 09 Aug 2021 09:42:21 GMT