M&S worker wins Outstanding Individual Award

Elated: Terry Slocombe
Elated: Terry Slocombe
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A Marks & Spencer employee has won the Outstanding Individual Award at the retailer’s annual Pride of M&S Plan A Awards.

Terry Slocombe, 64, was recognised for having completed 40 years in voluntary work, and having a current first aid certificate since 1976.

Terry, who works at the Deepdale retail park, Preston, has previously worked as an ambassador for St John’s Ambulance.

He now works as a fundraiser for The British Red Cross and Marks & Spencer.

Terry was one of just under 400 M&S employees nominated for an award this year and and was presented with a certificate and prize to celebrate his achievements at the Pride of M&S ceremony, held in London.

Terry said: “I have been responsible for first aid in store for many years, having worked with British Red Cross and St John’s Ambulance.

“My proudest moment was saving a four week old baby’s life in our M&S store – I will never forget it. I live for helping people and the local community and I am elated to have my voluntary work recognised by M&S.”

Mike Barry, M&S’s Director of Plan A, added: “These awards give us the opportunity to recognise our local heroes who are making such a positive impact in their community and celebrate some truly inspiring stories.

“The quality of nominations for the awards this year was outstanding, so our winners really do deserve recognition for their achievements. As you can imagine, we’re very proud of Terry.”

The Pride of M&S Plan A Awards are now in their 15th year and reward M&S employees’ achievements in supporting their local communities through environmental, volunteer and fundraising work.