Nile Breweries snags silver in employer of the year (EYA) awards

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Uganda beverage company Nile Breweries (NBL took the silver home in this year’s edition of the […]

Uganda beverage company Nile Breweries (NBL took the silver home in this year’s edition of the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE), organised annual Employer of the Year (EYA) Awards.

Finalists for the award which celebrated managerial processes, human resources and company performance, were announced March 1, at Speke Resort Munyonyo. MTN Uganda bagged the gold in the awards which were held under the theme “Employer competitiveness post Covid.”

NBL Country People Lead, Martha Nalubega touted the accolade as highlighting the brewer’s commitment to employee welfare and growth, a reflection of the company’s supportive, inclusive, and empowering culture.

“Our longstanding tradition of investing in our employees’ development, providing continuous training programs especially through our online platform-ABI University, competitive benefits, fostering a supportive work culture, and upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion has been pivotal in our success,” Nalubega said.

“As we celebrate this significant milestone, we reaffirm our commitment to being the employer of choice in Uganda as we create a future with more cheers. Our employees are at the core of everything we do. We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to succeed,” she added.

FUE chief executive officer Douglas Opio said, the awards sought to recognise decent work and promote best business practices at the workplace.

Other winners included, Quality CIPLA- Chemicals who took the disability inclusion award, NUPIDU won the best non-governmental organisation while Carrefour won the best service sector employer award. Over 300 companies participated in the awards with over 1712 respondents.

Prof. Julius Kikooma, the lLead consultant for the survey noted that the survey was measured in five aspects; Quality and Performance, Innovation, Risk and Compliance, Customer Experience as well as Workplace Culture. Overall, there were 15 winners in 14 categories, including the Small and Medium Enterprise category and the agriculture sector among others.

Mr. Luc Pirson, the head of cooperation at the Embassy of Belgium, who presided over the event as chief guest, hailed the awards as an important contribution towards advancing equity in society.

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