Three’s Jason Appleyard was the winner of the annual iSellMobile Store Manager of the Year award.
Appleyard who is from Three’s store in Lewisham scooped the prize ahead of Grant Hutchby from Three in Crawley and Waseem Khan from Carphone Warehouse in Luton.
The three candidates had been picked from over 100 hopefuls all aiming for this years crown.
The finalists had been put through multiple challenges, voting stages, presentations and interviews, as well as a store visit from the competitions judges.
Describing the three candidates iSellMobile editor Christian Azolan and host for the evening said: ‘Grant Hutchby is an ideal example of what a great store manager should be and more, he has all the skills to be an Area Manager as he constantly creates a working environment for his people that is fun, focused, engaging and truly believes in helping his staff progress to the next level.
‘Jason Appleyard inspires his people to be the best and instils in them that anything is possible, he creates an amazing structure for his staff and is actually changing the lives of the people who work for him. He leads from the front and is always challenging the business to do right by his customers.
‘Waseem is simply a work horse not only does he run his store with military precision, but goes the extra mile to better his people in every way, from creating personalised trackers to making sure he has the best looking store in the business.’
Appleyard's celebrations on the night were certainly a sight to behold...