Four Morrisons colleagues named in New Years Honours list

Four Morrisons colleagues are among those recognised in the Queen’s New Years Honours List, for their tireless work to support others throughout a very difficult year.

The deserving recipients include Morrisons Supply Chain Manager, Angela Johnson, who has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire Medal (MBE) for her outstanding work to the community, ensuring food remained on shelves in Gibraltar post-Brexit.

Three Morrisons Community Champions - whose work has led to thousands of donations to charities and local food banks - have been honoured with a British Empire Medal (BEM) for their ‘hands-on’ commitment to helping those around them throughout the year.

Morrisons Chief Executive, David Potts, said, “During these unprecedented times, our colleagues have acted selflessly to adapt to ever-changing conditions and to put their customers first. I want to say a very big and heartfelt thank you to Angela, Rose, Alison and Rochelle - and to all our colleagues - for their enormous and continuing contribution to their local communities and the country.”

Johnson has worked around the clock to ensure food remained on shelves in Morrisons Gibraltar following the end of the EU transition period. The store serves 42,000 customers per week and is an extremely important source of food and essentials to the people of Gibraltar.

New regulations from January 1st 2021 brought a range of complex challenges which Angela faced head on - always unfailingly patient, calm and determined. Dedicating most of her waking hours to the vital project, she worked with suppliers, customs agents, hauliers, government officials and the Gibraltar store management team to maintain the best possible availability of staple products.

Angela’s strong and collaborative relationships with officials at Defra, the FCDO and the Government of Gibraltar are testament to her indefatigable character. She has played an essential role in ensuring food supply to Gibraltar, during an extremely turbulent period, going consistently above and beyond the day job.

Johnson said, “I am incredibly honoured to receive an MBE for my work supporting our Gibraltar store over the past couple of years. My only focus was on ensuring Gibraltar received enough stock to serve their customers every day and I am really proud of what we all achieved to make that happen.'