‘The Shine Awards’ made its comeback following a 2 year miss due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Vassallo Group hosted its 7th Edition of this grand event at The University of Malta.
The group strongly believes that its employees are its greatest asset and this event revolves solely around the employee, rewarding those who excel in their role in some way or another. The Award categories are Customer Focus, 3 R’s Achievement, Service Quality, Employee Wellbeing, Brand Ambassador, Extra Mile, Health & Safety, Training & Development, Best Employee, Best Supervisor, Best Manager, Diversity & Inclusion and Best managed project.

Group CEO Pio Vassallo welcomed the esteemed guests with a positive message of gratitude, “Our family and our group are firm believers that our people are our greatest asset. Today is the celebration of our people. Shining a light on a distinguishable service serves an example to others, and may also have a ripple effect, encouraging others to follow such an example.”
This event also awards employees for their long service towards the companies within the group, starting from 5 years and reaching up to 40 years.
Natalie Briffa Farrugia, Group Chairperson closed off the night with a speech, sharing her appreciation towards the group’s employees, quoting that “Appreciation is an increase on the value of an asset over time, 1,590 years of increasing value”

Ms Briffa Farrugia concluded “ I feel humbled and honoured to be the new Chairperson of this group, we cannot let this Shine Award Ceremony go by without giving due recognition, to the brightest light amongst us all, he, who has been through decades of dedicated hard work, who turned a social problem into an entrepreneurial social venture, a legacy in all the corners of this island and more, the founder of Vassallo Group, Mr Nazzareno Vassallo”. A special award ‘The Founder’s Award’ was presented to him on this special occasion marking the group’s 76th Anniversary.

The event was compered by TV Presenter and Producer Claire Agius Ordway and featured entertainment by PK project dancers and singer Michela Galea who closed off the show with a number. The event was followed by a reception catered for by Vassallo Group’s catering arm, CaterEssence which was held at the newly opened Campus Hub.