The annual Golden Shark Award is presented to a team member who displays dedication to their role, works well in a team and consistently provides positive experiences to our patrons. From the nine outstanding nominations, Toby Searson, who works in the Gaming and Promotions department, took the title. Toby was given the 2018 Golden Shark Award and a travel voucher by CEO Dean Bowtell.
Toby joined the Sharks family in early 2017, displaying strong teamwork and leadership skills in Gaming. It didn’t take long for him to become a well-regarded member, receiving a promotion to Team Leader, in early 2018. Toby describes working at Sharks like being a part of “a big family” and admires how “staff support each other and create a unique atmosphere of friendliness and comfort, which our patrons consistently return to enjoy”.
Gaming and Promotions Manager, Peter Idder nominated Toby for the award as he “consistently displays an eagerness to learn new skills and has grown immensely over the last 12-months as both a gaming professional and a team leader”.
Toby plans to put his well-deserved travel voucher, towards a mid-year trip with his partner to a destination that has always been on his bucket list- Europe. Starting off in Düsseldorf, Germany, Toby will visit his partner’s family before taking off to Amsterdam, Munich, Paris and the UK. He expects the highlight of this trip to be his visits to Disneyland Paris and Harry Potter Studios in London!
“Winning the Golden Shark Award for 2018 has shown me on a more personal level that hard work and enjoying what you do makes an extraordinary difference. Southport Sharks recognises and rewards staff for their dedication to the business and I feel privileged to work alongside so many new and close friends” – Toby Searson.