My time at O2 (Recognition) – Paul Innes

During my 18 years working at O2, I’ve been fortunate to have been recognised on several occasions for my work.  I have also been lucky enough to have won several competitions along the way.

Most recently, I won an all-expenses paid trip to the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko event at Wembley stadium. The atmosphere generated by 90,000 people on the night was electric! The memories of that night will live on for a long time. I was also awarded an overnight stay at the fantastic Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in London earlier this year, which included an evening meal & drinks in the restaurant at the ‘20 Fenchurch Street’ building, as well as several activities in London the following day. The panoramic views across London from the hotel room at The Shard were amazing!

In 2015, I was really lucky to be awarded a 4-day trip to South Africa, for the safari of a lifetime, and a day-trip around Johannesburg. The incredible wildlife that I witnessed on safari, getting up close and personal with prides of lions, and herds of giraffes & elephants, in their natural habitat, was quite simply breath-taking.

A few years ago, I also went on a snowboarding trip to Val Thorens, in the French Alps, which was a great experience. I also visited Athens for a long weekend, on a sightseeing trip. A beautiful city, steeped in history. Over the years, I’ve also won tickets to the likes of the NTA Awards night at The O2, and UFC Fight Night at Manchester Arena, both times being in the O2 box, with great seats and food & drink provided, as well as tickets to a few music gigs, and many other brilliant, and memorable, events & trips.

It’s not just about the trips, events and gigs though. I also take advantage of a lot of the ‘Flexible Benefits’ that O2 offers to its employees. Including an enhanced pension, health care for my family, travel insurance, and contributions towards a learning fund, among others.

All in all, the rewards and benefits available to O2 employees are superb. This is a company that really looks after its people. It’s one of the key reasons I’m still working at O2, 18 years on.

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