Pat receiving her award
Pat receiving her award
Originally Published 23 March 2001

Coventry woman Pat West, one of the University of Warwick's shyest and most modest members of staff has been given a lifetime achievement award by her colleagues in the Hospitality Services Department of the University of Warwick.

Pat, from Queensland Avenue in the Chapelfields area of Coventry, is a catering assistant in the University's Sutherland Suite. She is one of the longest standing members of staff at the University. Starting work in the the 1960's but only taking on a permanent contract in 1990. One of her managers , Kirsty Woodward declared:

"Pat is unlike anyone else I know is Hospitality Services - her customer service is outstanding - the word NO does not appear in her vocabulary. She has a gift for making each and every customer feel completely special and an individual. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Pat. She is well liked and well respected by her colleagues and customers and is often requested to serve senior members of the University personally."

Pat received her award in the first of what will be an annual Gala Awards Dinner for Hospitality Services staff at the University. Three other awards were awarded to hospitality staff during the dinner:

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