Nova Entertainment Awards reward high achievers

The awards provide employees with the opportunity to nominate and recognise their colleagues

• Nova Entertainment Awards salute yield management as Michael Duncan wins Nova CEO Award

Since Nova Entertainment rebranded in 2014 and the business transitioned into a multiplatform entertainment company, emphasis has been placed on staff engagement and as a result one of the initiatives implemented was the Nova Entertainment Awards which were created in 2015 as a forum to reward and recognise staff.

The awards provide employees with the opportunity to nominate and recognise their colleagues, or put forward their own individual or team campaigns or initiatives, and also give Nova Entertainment’s group executives and CEO Cathy O’Connor the ability to recognise high achievers across all markets and stations within the organisation.

Nova Entertainment’s second annual national staff awards were held late last week in Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and saw employees from around Australia gather to celebrate both the people and work that has seen Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers study put Nova Entertainment in top perceptual and the company is also in the Top 25 of the Best Places to Work study published by BRW.

Michael Duncan

Nova CEO Award recipient Michael Duncan

Announcers from around the country, including all Nova breakfast teams (Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny, Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa, Nova 937’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun, Nova 919’s Lewis & Lowe and Nova 106.9’s Ash, Kip & Luttsy), smoothfm 91.5’s More Music Breakfast show’s Mike Perso & Jennifer Hansen and smoothfm day time announcers Ty Frost and Simon Diaz as well as Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty national drive team and Nova’s national night show host Smallzy shared hosting duties across the evening.

Entertainment on the night included the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, a performance of Black Swan from The Australian Ballet, a number of surprise performances from talented internal staff (smoothfm’s Ty Frost, Nova Adelaide’s Dylan Lewis and Nova Entertainment’s business support manager Des Anthonisz) and Australian singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem (pictured top).

Cathy O’Connor presented the flagship CEO Award to Michael Duncan, group yield and inventory manager, for his longstanding and material contribution to the organisation’s operational and revenue efficiency.

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