Maria wins Employee of the Year award 2019

Stadium’s marketing manager who oversaw the firm’s rebrand and enabled it to raise more than £10,000 for ten different charities has been named its Employee of the Year.

Maria Holmes-Keeling, who joined Stadium in November 2018, won the accolade after an incredibly busy 2019 for the company.

Due to Stadium celebrating its tenth anniversary at the start of the year, Maria was tasked with co-ordinating a large fundraising campaign to raise £10,000 for various charities.

On top of that, Stadium changed its name from ‘StadiumTM’ in the middle of the year, which required a comprehensive rebranding exercise that Maria led on.

Lorraine Baillie, HR Director at Stadium, praised Maria for how much she has done for the firm in such a short amount of time.

“Maria took charge of our marketing at a very busy time for us, so she needed to hit the ground running,” she said.

“Organising our successful rebrand and bringing the whole team along with it takes real skill and hard work, and Maria managed it without breaking a sweat. Without her, I honestly think we may have struggled to do it.

“And her commitment to our charity fundraising this year has been tremendous. We’ve had so many events all throughout 2019 to mark our tenth anniversary, and each one has been fantastic thanks to her organisation.

“She is a wonderful asset to Stadium and she fully deserves to be named Employee of the Year. We love having her around and we can’t wait to see what she’ll bring to Stadium in 2020.”

Maria said: “I am honoured to be recognised as ‘Employee of the Year’. I was given the opportunity to manage some great projects throughout 2019 and I have enjoyed every minute.

“It’s been a very busy year with the rebrand and tenth anniversary in addition to establishing a consistent marketing presence for Stadium, but I thrive on a challenge and am thankful that Stadium put their faith in me. I am looking forward to 2020 and beyond.”