Gabrielle Wotherspoon: Red Rooster National Crew Member of the Year!

Our People News: October 2, 2019

Young West Mackay local Gabrielle (Gabby) Wotherspoon is kicking serious goals in her career and has just won the prestigious NATIONAL CREW MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD for Red Rooster.

Gabby is an ambitious and dedicated young woman and at the young age of 17 has already made an incredible impact on her local community, her workplace and the Red Rooster brand.  For her achievements, enthusiasm and inspirational ideas Gabby was selected as the QLD then National winner from all 8500+ crew members across Australia.  A truly outstanding achievement for someone who started with Canelands Red Rooster at the young age of 14.

Gabby Red Rooster National Crew Member of the Year

Who is Gabby?

Gabby is a reliable and dedicated cashier who has always made herself available for 3 shifts a week at Red Rooster Canelands drive thru. She does this while attending Year 12 at Mackay State High School and leading a fulfilling life including a passion for sport. With an ambition to improve her knowledge and skills as well as those of her peers, Gabby has been an incredible asset to her franchise partners Tracey and Philip Davies.  Gabby thrives at Red Rooster, counting her co-workers amongst some of her dearest friends – they have all mutually benefited both professionally and personally from working as a team at Canelands.

She intends on continuing to work for the brand while studying at university – Gabby has dreams of being a  primary school teacher.  Gabby loves the welcoming nature of the brand and how inclusive and supportive they have always been.  She especially credits the support and guidance of her fellow crew and customers for her success.

Gabby is also a very avid sportswoman- she credits her time playing competitive sport as crucial to the development of her teamwork and communication skills and her great work ethic. She currently plays netball but has represented her town, region and state in the past in various sports including netball, soccer, cricket and touch football.

The Red Rooster Crew Members of the Year Awards

The Crew Member of the Year Awards are celebrated every year and they are the opportunity to recognise the hard work that our crew members are doing. This year we were proud to have four awesome finalists:

  • Connor Burke, Crew Member of the Year from NSW
  • Pam Brown, Crew Member of the Year from WA
  • Gabby Wotherspoon, Crew Member of the Year from QLD
  • Joshua Formosa, Crew Member of the Year from VIC

Red Rooster Finalists Crew Member of the Year | Joshua Formosa, VIC, Connor Burke, NSW, Pam Brown, WA and Gabby Wootherspoon

Four of them, as part of their nomination in the Crew Member of the Year Awards, were flown to Sydney, put up in luxury accommodation, shown the sights and participated in a jam-packed schedule of activities – both social and developmental. This included mentoring sessions, team building activities, a special lunch at head office, a Harbour Bridge climb and an awards dinner at the Green Moustache restaurant in Sydney. As a State Winners all of them received $500, a trophy and a certificate.

The National Winner

And… as there could only be one winner… after a round of presentations from the finalists, the National Award went to Gabby for going above and beyond and  always striving to improve store operations, the customer experience and staff engagement. In her 3+ years working for this iconic brand, Gabby has embodied all the values we hold dear and expect from our people and has made an enormous impression on everyone who she meets.

As a NATIONAL WINNER she also took home $2000!

We think Gabby’s achievements and success should be celebrated.  Not only she is an ambitious and hard-working young member of the local community, but she is an inspiration to her co-workers and many of the other young people in the area.

She is making a difference and kicking goals.  She is always placing the needs of her customers and the community above her own and I think she is going to go far in life!


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