Painter & Decorator, Richard Rodgers, has been named as the Winchester Royal Hotel employee of the month award for January.

The award is given to one standout employee who shone during the month with Richard being the popular choice for January.

Louis Rigney, General Manager of the Winchester Royal Hotel, identified his hard work and support during the month as one of a number of reasons for him receiving the award.

He said: “I’m delighted that Richard has won this award as the maintenance department is one that really goes unnoticed and unpraised at times. The team can see behind the scenes and know what a great job Richard does in keeping everything at the hotel working properly and looking great, but guests don’t notice that – and rightfully so!

“Richard has been working on his own for the past few weeks, while we await the arrival of a new Maintenance Manager later this month, but you wouldn’t have known given the condition of the hotel. He’s really worked hard in not only doing his own job, but covering another too.

“I’ve said it before, but it’s the kind of attitude and work ethic that the staff at the hotel have and it’s very pleasing to see.”

Richard is pictured here receiving a £30 Love2Shop voucher from Operations Manager, Tom Pyke. Well done Richard and thanks for keep the Winchester Royal Hotel in such great shape.