Qirx Receives ‘Employer Recognition Award’ from ACT State Emergency Services
Qirx is proud to have received the 2021 ‘Employer Recognition Award’ from the ACT State Emergency Services (SES). The award recognises dedicated support of SES volunteers on staff.
Commander Maddie Gardner and team leader Matthew Hadfield are both members of the Belconnen Unit of the ACT SES. They also hold critical technical positions with us at Qirx. Their senior SES position require them to be available at short notice and around the clock.
The support provided by Qirx allows Maddie and Matt to be available for SES operations at any time of day or night. Their leadership experience and broad skillset are invaluable to the Canberra community.
Maddie joined Qirx in July 2021 as our first Project Manager. The commitment shown to supporting the local community this way impressed her. Maddie nominated the Canberra IT business for the award citing the fact that she can attend SES operations without taking leave. She also praised her team’s willingness to absorb any reduction in productivity if she or Matt are called away.
“Qirx make it possible for volunteers like me to react quickly to an emergency and support the community. A company that gives so generously, without asking anything in return, deserves recognition for their contribution,”stated Gardner in her nomination.
Our CEO Nick Winch accepted the award at the SES Honours and Awards ceremony on 18 November 2021.
Nick described the award as an honour before going on to thank all SES volunteers for their service.
“This is the least we can do. We’re proud to support the SES and our dedicated team members,” he stated.
The Qirx company culture focuses on looking after people – our team, our clients, and the wider community.
Staff numbers have almost doubled over the past few years. Managing this growth allows Qirx to revisit policies to support staff at all stages of their careers. The business is proud to have introduced a range of progressive policies. These include supporting community volunteer work, a Breastfeeding in the Workplace Policy, and explicit support for parents dealing with stillbirth or infant death.