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Andy Parkin (centre) receives his "Outstanding Employee of the year” award from FIS President Steve Coley (left) and keynote speaker Dominic Frisby (Financial columnist and comedian).

Andy Parkin, a Director at Chesham based The Window Film Company, has just picked up the Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS) trade association’s “Outstanding Employee of the year” award.

The award was presented this week (23rd February) at the FIS President’s Awards, a gala event held at Plaisterer’s Hall in London.

The award was judged by an independent panel, with the panel taking into account evidence of outstanding contribution to the organisation, exceptional reliability, quality of work and initiative, leadership and exemplary performance above and beyond the scope of responsibilities.

In speaking of the achievement Managing Director Micky Calcott commented: “Andy has played a vital part in the continued growth and success of The Window Film Company and I’m delighted his hard work and commitment have been recognised. His continued commitment and support have been vital to both myself and his colleagues, and we are all hugely proud of his achievement.

“He has been with the company for fifteen years and has recently taken up the role of Director. He is a model employee who has worked hard to develop his own skills and knowledge whilst also remaining focussed on the success and development of his colleagues. He’s well liked, invaluable and respected throughout the organisation and he is a very worthy winner of this award.”

Parkin was presented with the award by FIS President Steve Coley and keynote speaker Dominic Frisby (Financial columnist and comedian) at the event on Tuesday and was surprised but understandably pleased with the result. He said; “I’m grateful to have been nominated and it was privileged to make the shortlist – to win was a genuine shock. It was the perfect end to a memorable day. I enjoy my work and am proud of what I’ve achieved with The Window Film Company. For the work we do to be recognised by the industry is rewarding for both me and the company and I’m humbled that the judges thought that what I do is worthy of recognition.

“It’s a great company to work for and a great industry to be a part of. I’m looking forward to carrying on my work, but not until I’ve found an appropriate place on the mantelpiece!”

Parkin began his career with the Company in 2001, joining as just the third member of staff. Some fifteen years later he holds the position of Director and The Window Film Company has grown to be a recognised industry leader with a multi-million pound turnover and 29 full time staff.