SYKES Philippines, the first multinational call center in the Philippines staged its biggest year-end celebration yet, giving away over P4 million worth of prizes, and featuring high profile entertainers including some of the country’s most iconic musicians. And we were there to witness the grand 20th year celebration of this prestigious company.
Dubbed “Limelight,” SYKES’ Hollywood-inspired event was held at the SMX Convention Center for its Manila employees. More than 6,000 employees attended the event. While the Cebu leg celebration was held at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu, wherein close to 3,000 employees partied at the venue.
Known for its star-studded annual party, SYKES managed to up the ante this time as it offered bigger and more exciting prices. It also featured celebrities, all out to entertain the company’s valued employees.
“Our employees are the main reason for our continued success. This year-end celebration is dedicated to all of SYKESers, whom we consider to be the main stars of the company,” said Mike Henderson, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations, APAC.
The evening kicked off with an exhilarating performance from singer KZ Tandingan and DJ Tom Taus.
Actress Valeen Montenegro and the Manoeuvres Ignite brought more star power to the show with a riveting dance number.
The highlight of the evening, popular rock icon Bamboo electrified the crowd with a series of his most famous hits. As if that’s not enough, Ely Buendia, lead vocalist of legendary Pinoy band Eraserheads, rocked the venue with his legendary singles.
The entire program was energetic and entertaining thanks to the antics and witty banter delivered by two of today’s hottest and most in-demand DJs,– Sam YG and Joyce Pring.
The night’s temperature hit fever pitch as SYKES raffled off jaw-dropping prizes to the delight of the crowd.
Sykes raffled off 13-inch Apple Macbooks, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG Q6, LG LED TV 43” Full HD, and JBL Wireless Headphones.
Seven lucky winners walked away with P50,000 while 8 lucky received P100,000. But the surprise and biggest prize of the night went to the lone winner of the P250,000 cash prize.
The Stars Of The Show
Amid the glitz and glamor, SYKES remained true to its values and honored the real stars of the night: its employees.
SYKES honored employees who have been with them for the long haul through its SYKES Service Awards, celebrating the years of service its employees have rendered with them.
“We want to recognize and honor the employees who had been with us all these years. They have seen the company’s growth over the past 20 years and they will always be part of the SYKES family,” Henderson added.
SYKES employees also had the chance to shine as they performed in the Group Dance Competition.
In the end, it was “Releve Equipage” and their Moulin Rouge-themed dance in Manila and “Blue Lion Movers” and their Lady Gaga and Usher rendition in Cebu took home the cash prize. Meanwhile, as part of its advocacy in promoting a well-balanced life to its employees, SYKES has awarded the employee organization called SYKES Outdoor Club as the SYKES Choices Club 2017 for Manila and SYKES Volleyball Club as the SYKES Involve Club of the Year for Cebu. Both of the awarded clubs were recognized for organizing programs and activities in promoting work-life balance.
The SYKES Year-End Celebration was the culmination of the company’s holiday celebration.
Sykes Asia, Inc. is the first multinational call center in the Philippines. It started its operations in 1997, supporting top global brands and Fortune 500 companies. Currently, the company has over 15,000 employees and has sites in Shaw, Makati, Alabang, Quezon City, and Cebu.
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