Gary South is our February HARTS Award winner

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Written by John Prydderch on April 2nd 2024

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February HARTS Award winner!

The HARTS Awards (Hargreaves Team Stars) is our monthly employee recognition scheme. We congratulate Gary South, one of our EHS Advisors, who is the winner for February 2024. Gary’s quick response on site supported a colleague in medical distress. He truly lives up to our Safety value and offered comments for the Exyte Hargreaves website about his award win.

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Gary South HARTS Awards Interview

How does it feel to have been nominated and won a HARTS Award?

Wow, what can I say? I am extremely grateful to have even been nominated, let alone win!

The circumstances around the reason for my nominations are for obvious reasons very humbling. Like I said, I am very grateful and thank those who did nominate me, but I would quite happily swap all nominations for the events of that day to have not taken place.

Luckily, our friend and colleague is on the mend.

Hargreaves Team Stars

Gary is a member of our Defence sector projects team

You were nominated by a large number of your project colleagues. What’s it like working with everyone on site?

The team on site (Gary works on a major Defence sector project), although quite large is very close and luckily, we all get on with each other. There are a few of us who stay away from home, and this helps a lot not being the only one. We regularly organise five a side football, badminton, meals out and occasionally a few light refreshments! This all helps the team gel in my opinion.

Away from site though, I am in regular contact with other members of my team and if I am ever in need of advice or guidance, Neil Taylor (Head of EHS), Viv Rhodes (SHEQ Coordinator) and Kathryn Murphy (Projects EHS Officer) are always very accommodating.

I think this goes for everyone who works for Hargreaves, I have had nothing but help, guidance and great advice from everyone I have ever needed it from, without hesitation.

Blue Hearts

Each HARTS Award winner receives a £50 Amazon gift voucher

What will you spend your Amazon gift voucher on?


No doubt my kids will be shaking me down for something (aren’t they always), so it will probably go towards something for them.

Thank you all once again, very humbled!

Charley Farmery nominated Gary for a HARTS Award

Gary always goes above and beyond with everything he does for this project. No task is too much trouble for him and he always approaches everything with a can-do attitude. He's an asset to our team.

Charley Farmery

Security Liaison & Office Administrator

Would you like to work with Gary at Exyte Hargreaves?

Employee recognition is so important at Exyte Hargreaves. Our HARTS Awards are one example of how we reward the good performance of our team. If you’d like to work alongside Gary in our Safety team we’re recruiting now for EHS Advisors. Apply now on our website!

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