Five in-market trainers received a quite a surprise when they bumped into Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, at a Kenilworth restaurant following the Global Technician of the Year awards.
The group was sat having a well-earned meal while discussing how the night had gone, when Ian, who was eating in the same restaurant, spotted them in their JLR-branded polo shirts and went over to say hello.
Overwhelmed at first, the five trainers, representing markets from all over the world, were soon chatting enthusiastically about their passion for the brand with an equally fascinated Ian, who was keen to know what they had been up to.
Our Global Network Learning and Development team, who hosted the event in order to promote reward and recognition within the JLR retail network, were understandably delighted to see the photo of the group that was taken during the meal (see gallery).
The irony was not lost on the team, including Charlotte Barnes, Global Learning and Development Business Manager, who said: “It’s great to see colleagues taking the time for each other outside work hours like this, especially when it includes members of the Senior Leadership Team. The fact that Ian and the group were so delighted to have a chat and even get their picture taken shows just how easy it is to embody our Customer First Principles and make a real positive impact.”
Pictured left to right: Farid Shaikh – MENA; Kenneth Flynn – Ireland; Laszlo Stankovics – US; Ian Callum - Jaguar Design Director; Albert Frische – Germany; Anand Desai – India.
You can watch highlights from the Global Technician of the Year awards below.
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