SPO wins "Investing in People" award at 18th Annual Business Awards Presentation Gala Dinner organised by British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

28 September 2017

On 28 September evening, SPO clinched the “Investing in People” award at the 18th Annual Business Awards Presentation Gala Dinner organised by the British Chamber of Commerce. Graced by Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Foreign Affairs, Mrs Josephine Teo, the event which was held at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore seeks to honour and celebrate outstanding companies for their achievements across various business sectors.
 
SPO’s HR Director, Colin Payne received the award on behalf of the Company. In his thank you address, he highlighted SPO’s management’s strong commitment to nurture employees and thanked the teams for their hard work which contributed to this success.
 
"Swire Pacific Offshore is part of the Swire Group which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year. Over this time, the Company has learned that the best way to build an enduring and successful business is to take good care of our people, protect the environment and support the communities on which we depend.
 
Despite the challenging times we are facing in the offshore industry, our commitment to developing our people remains paramount. We believe that it is our people that set us apart and give us the edge over the competition. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our employees who have contributed to this success, particularly our trainers at SMTC and in the Leadership Development team. I would also like to congratulate all industry participants who have shown their commitment to invest in people. At Swire, we believe an investment in people is the best investment one can make for the future," said SPO’s HR Director, Colin Payne.
 
This is the first time that SPO has won this award. In April 2017, SPO has been conferred the “Excellence in Manpower Training and Development” award at the prestigious biennial Singapore International Maritime Awards 2017 organised by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
 
Pictured: His Excellency, Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner (left) presenting the “Investing in People” award to SPO’s HR Director, Colin Payne (middle), witnessed by President, British Chamber of Commerce Board, Bicky Bhangu, (right) who is also the Regional Director for South East Asia and Pacific at Rolls-Royce)
 
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