Sam’s the man in January’s MVP

5 min read by Charles Craik 6 Feb 2023

The race to the first MVP of this year was a corker!

In what feels like the LONGEST month for most, the hours and days have flown by at StrategiQ with a new year, a fresh start and a bigger, bolder vision seeing all teams really hit the ground running.

But one thing always remains: the monthly MVP award, which recognises greatness and gives well-deserved accolades in the form of the company credit card for a night, as well as a day under a duvet to the superstar that outshone the rest.

An impressive total of 16 colleagues received nominations for January 2023, demonstrating just how much of an impact they have had on their peers and clients.

A record-breaking podium

This month, there were three absolute superstars that took the limelight, deservedly scooping up a record-breaking number of votes between them.

In third place was our Head of Paid Media, seasoned wine and gin connoisseur and all-round grafter and data-driven genius, Dale Olorenshaw.

“Dale is just the complete professional – phenomenally knowledgeable in his field, always on the case and great at communicating both with clients and colleagues. This month, I’ve been awed by his proactive, dynamic approach.”

In second place was our newly appointed Head of Content & PR, supermum, super runner and all-round great woman, Rosie Denny.

“Rosie’s work ethic is amazing. You can see how hard she is working every day and always on hand to help and support everyone in the team. She has grabbed this new Head of role with both hands and I have no doubt she is going to smash it. I love working with her and I think she deserves to win this month and take a well earned day off.”

But despite the fierce competition in the race to the top, this month there could only be one winner….

And the winner is…

The creative, soft-spoken, calm, collected but outrageously creative UX Designer, Sam Burrows.

“First month of the year is out of the way and for me there is a clear winner for this month’s MVP. The sheer work rate of this guy has been amazing, on top of this I’ve seen him offer to help out others whilst at the same time creatively leading multiple projects and getting amazing feedback from clients. My MVP nomination for January has to go to Sam B, keep up this momentum for the rest of the year!”

Our resident football-mad family man has grafted on some incredible projects in his six months at the agency, wowing the entire team and clients with his creative branding and digital design prowess.

Enjoy your duvet day and dinner on the company, Sam! (Or a pie and a pint at Portman Road!)

With new additions to the team and a growing lofty vision, who will be next to scoop the spoils?

PS: Think you could be a StrategiQ MVP? Check out our careers page or get in touch.

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