BK Gulf’s Mary Bernadeth climbs her way to Unsung Hero of the Year
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The jury honoured BK Gulf’s Mary Ann Bernadeth at the 11th annual fmME Awards as the Unsung Hero of the Year, among other strong nominations in the one of the most highly coveted categories.
Bernadeth’s journey began in the early 90’s when she moved Dubai starting her career as a helper in a children’s nursery in Dubai.
In the three subsequent decades, the Sri Lankan-national has gone on to assume an important role within BK Gulf’s housekeeping operations.
Bernadeth has spent the last three years in the Royal Palace in Dubai, providing exceptional levels of service, earning her accolades from the client in the bargain.
“I do my best all the time. I work as if I am working in my house, to keep it clean. I like to learn… I would be happy [if any of the nominees] won the award,” said an elated Bernadeth after she received the award.
Since joining BK Gulf in 2007, she worked as a cleaner in various buildings such as NBD bank and City Bank. Her work performance earned her the position of team leader.
Ann is committed to professional development and attended certified cleaning courses by the British Institute of Cleaning science (BICSc) as well as fire training courses. Outside work Ann is an active charitable member of the community and is always at the forefront of all charitable initiatives.
OCS Emirates’ general manager Fiona McDonnell presented the award to Bernadeth at the Waldorf Astoria in Dubai on May 8, 2018.
MJB Group was the Platinum Sponsors of the Event, along with Farnek and Mace Macro as the Gold Sponsors.
QBG FM, OSCO, Cofely Besix FM and CoreServ were the Silver Sponsors of the fmME Awards 2018.