Our staff is our lifeblood and at GrandWest we are fortunate that so many of our dedicated, dynamic hard-working and loyal staff choose to remain with us. A good number of our current staff has been with us since we opened in 2 000, and have been with the Sun International group for 15, 20 and more years.
But we also acknowledge the valuable contribution of newer staff and our Thriller Awards celebrate a spirit of excellence. The programme focuses on recognising exceptional service and nominations are accepted from internal and external sources such as compliments from clients.
GrandWest staff also show their concern for both the environment and our local communities through active involvement. Many volunteered to assist with uplifting the local Factreton Primary school by painting the exterior and certain interior areas of the school, through tiling and carpeting, installing an air-conditioner and basic furnishings, laying lawn for the children to play on and building a sandpit and obstacle course and installing monkey bars. The team also cleaned and marked off the netball and football fields, installed two spectator stands and a mini-stage for the school assembly area.
During the past year the various departments each planted trees to mark Arbour Day and embarked on a clean-up of the local Elsies River Cannel which flows past the property. The river clean-up involved collecting general litter from both the river and its banks, as well as removing alien vegetation.