Taher Ali Maqbool from ServeU receives Unsung Hero of the Year award
Maqbool demonstrated a high level of integrity and honesty, a judge at the FMME Awards stated
Taher Ali Maqbool from ServeU won the Unsung Hero of the Year award.
One of the judges remarked that the individual demonstrated a high level of integrity and honesty.
On 28th June 2019 Maqbool started his cleaning shift at Al Sabkha parking area where he found 15kg of gold worth AED2.5m in a black bag, and without hesitation, he handed the 15kg of gold to the authorities. In recognition of his honesty, this person was given a plaque by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); in addition, ServeU promoted him as a team leader for the level of integrity shown.
Gary Reader, general manager, ServeU, on behalf of Maqbool, said: “It is a great honor for Tahir to be recognised by the most reputed and well-known award ceremony in the FM industry. This recognition not only encourages him further but has made him extremely proud, it is also an inspiration to others.
“Tahir set a great example of what trust and honesty is for all our staff, who, on a daily basis deal or come across personal belongings. He has inspired our whole team with his honesty when presented with a rare opportunity. The recognition from FM Middle East Awards has only added further value and appreciation from that he has already received from ServeU and RTA, which sets a positive trend for ServeU’s staff.”
The highly commended unsung hero went to Amanath Shahal from Emrill.
The jury appreciated the Shahal’s prompt action as a lifeguard at Oceana Residences, located in Dubai’s Palm Jumeira. In September last year, Shahal rescued a four-year-old boy from drowning.
One of the judges remarked that the person “demonstrated his character as brave and vigilant through a responsible response in the incident at Oceana Residences beach club.”
Shahal said: “I’m so proud to win this award. I get to do a job I love, helping people stay safe and being part of such a great company.”
David Nice, general manager, Emrill added: “Our business is our people, so it means so much for them to be recognised for their hard work and dedication not just by us, but by the industry. Amanath embodies Emrill’s values. We’re very proud of him for the positive impact he has on residents and guests, saving lives and ensuring a safe environment.”