WILMA Annan is feeling on top of the world after her dream of visiting The Rockies in Canada just came true.

Wilma Annan after receiving her Win Your Dream Award.

Now there will be plenty mountains high enough for the cleaning supervisor at intu Braehead after she swept to victory in a national competition for staff run by the centre’s owners.

The 67-year-old from Hunterhill, in Paisley, was voted tops by intu in their Win Your Dream initiative, which is open to thousands of staff working in all the company’s 14 shopping centres throughout the UK.

The initiative celebrates employees across intu who have gone above and beyond to deliver the intu brand promise of making people smile, whether to intu’s 35 million customers, its tenants and members of the public.

Wilma won her £10,000 dream trip to Canada – where she will also visit nieces she hasn’t seen in 13 years, in Toronto.

She said: “I’ve always wanted to go on tour in The Canadian Rockies after I’d seen the fantastic scenery on television and in movies, but I thought I would never have been able to afford it.
“It will also be great seeing my nieces again after so long.”

Every year staff at intu are asked to write down what their dream prize would be if they won a quarterly award worth £1000 and also what their big wish would be if they go on to win the national Win Your Dream prize worth £10,000.

Staff are nominated by colleagues for going the extra mile in their jobs and each centre has a monthly prize of a £50 intu Gift Card with the winner qualifying for the national quarterly prize.  The quarterly prizewinner then goes on to compete in the national Win Your Dream title.

Wilma travelled to London for the finalists’ lunch at The Savoy hosted by intu’s top executives, and she admits she couldn’t believe it when her name was announced as the national winner.

Wilma said: “I was flabbergasted, but I was over the moon and for once, I was lost for words.
“It’s great that the company are rewarding staff with the fabulous prizes in the Win Your Dream competition. I don’t know of any other company doing anything as big as this.”

Wilma had already won a trip to Benidorm she had chosen as her dream prize in the quarterly round of the competition.

Gary Turnbull, intu Braehead’s general manager said: “Wilma has been one of the unsung heroes at intu Braehead and she’s been here for more than 17 years since the centre opened in 1999.
“We’re delighted that Wilma’s dedication to her job and to our shoppers has now been recognised. The Win Your Dream contest is just one way the company shows how much they appreciate their staff.
“She might be heading for The Rockies, but Wilma is one of the rocks that the foundation of our success is built on.”

We have always brought new and exciting entertainment opportunities to Paisley, so on Tuesday the 7th March,  we invite you to sit in with our Hoose Band. Play, sing, listen, dance but most of all enjoy a great night of quality entertainment.

Can you play 2 chords, or 200?   Join the Hoose band.

Can you sing, or have always wanted to sing with live musicians?  Join the Hoose band

Do you love live music and want to stomp your feet to your friends jamming along with the best talent Paisley has to offer?  Join the Hoose band.

Consider this more ‘OPEN STAGE’  than OPEN MIC, everything goes.

We kick off what is going to be the best night of live entertainment in Paisley in Hamishes Hoose.  On Tuesday 7th March, and we know that the band members that come to launch night will be back every week.  Just in case that guy played the Romanian national anthem on toy piano comes up with something even weirder, or just because they love Katie Boyle singing timeless acoustic ballads

Live music should be fun, all inclusive, unpredictable and lively, and the Hoose band will have something for all.

JOIN US NEXT TUESDAY AS THE JOURNEY BEGINS.

 Plus we are bringing the latest dance craze in Paisley to oor Hoose when we introduce a monthly Motown/Northern Soul dance night on the 24th March.  We’ll push back the tables, clear the floor for a night of fabulous fun and exercise, of sorts.   Fabulous music and drinks promos all night.

Krav Maga are holding a FREE self defence class for ladies at Bowfield on 12th March from 1pm to 3pm.

Further information can be found at: https://www.tacticaldefence.co.uk/event/womens-self-defence-workshop/

 

 

 

West College Scotland is starting a new course, award in airport services and ground operations, in March at their Paisley campus.

More details can be found on the flyer or by visiting here.

For the whole month of  March, our extra lean rump steak mince will be on special offer @ £3.50lb.
Containing less than 5% fat this tasty offer is a healthy bargain and perfect for making your favourite mince & tatties, spaghetti bolognese chilli and so much more.

So why not pop along to William Phelps butchers and grab yourself a bargain.  #Support local business #Shop Local

Paisley Rugby Club will be having their annual ceilidh on Friday 31st March at Gleniffer Hotel, Paisley.

For tickets contact Ryan on 07551006667 or Grant 07535807038.

Starting in March from our Clydebank and Greenock Campuses!  Learn how to create vintage styles, retro glamour and period looks using Hollywood and period inspiration! Apply NOW!

http://www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/courses/course-directory/courses/make-up-artistry/vintage-hair-and-make-up-january-start

Diane Mitchell Music School are expanding, and opening a Saturday Music School in Barrhead.

Classes will start on April 22nd.  There will be a Musical Tots class from 9.30am to 10.20am, and a musicianship class from 10.30am to 11.30am.  There will also be limited spaces for individual tuition in guitar and piano.

Why not treat your mum to a fabulous meal at La Rambla this Mothering Sunday.

 

Booking is advised.  Please call 0141 849 0444 or call into La Rambla at 9-11 Renfrew Road, Paisley.

M8 Driving School

It’s that time of the year again where everyone has gotten over Christmas and credit card bills and looking forward to the summer months and hopefully some sun. This is when driving instruction is at its busiest and everyone wants to learn to drive during the summer months.  Get in there before everyone else and pass while the good weather is still here and you can take a drive down the coast with your friends or family.  Also, April time is when prices go up so get your block booking in before they do.

M8 Driving School

At present, we charge £26 per hour, £125 for 5hrs, £240 for 10hrs after 5th April our prices will go up to £27 per hour, £130 for 5hrs, £250 for 10hrs.

For more details please call  07747 600 672 or visit here.