November 2014: For the third year running, THE One beat the competition in both the Most Admired Responsible Retailer of the Year and Most Admired Retailer of the Year – Home & Office Improvement categories, at the annual Images RetailME Awards ceremony held in Dubai on 3 November. Accepting the honours on behalf of Thomas, who was abroad at the time, were our Head of Retail Operations Jenny Bartlett and Financial Controller DV Shenoy, joined on stage by the entire team, as has become THE One custom at these events. Winning these two awards for three years in a row now proves that we are realising our goal of being both a magical and meaningful brand: inspiring our fans with Affordable Luxury in home fashion while Changing the World Together through our various Socially Responsible Investment initiatives. We couldn’t be more proud!
October 2014: For the sixth time in seven years THE One’s Khalidiya Restaurant team whisked the prestigious Favourite Café award away from the competition, at the What's On Abu Dhabi gala awards dinner held on 20 October. Long regarded as the 'people's choice' awards, fans could vote for their favourite restaurant either online or while dining at participating eateries throughout Abu Dhabi, so a sweet victory indeed! But as the saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Pop into THE One Restaurant on Sheikh Zayed 1st Street for your taste of an award-winning gastronomic experience.
February 2014: For the fourth year running, THE One has been listed as THE number One locally established company to work for and one of the UAE’s top 10 employers, following the latest UAE workplace survey conducted by The Great Place to Work® Institute – a global research and management consultancy that recognizes the best workplaces in over 45 countries.
Based on the confidential feedback of our staff and an independent culture audit of our HR practices by the Institute, we have again beaten heavyweight multinationals to the 5th spot this year, while remaining the top home-grown company on the list. We couldn’t be more proud! Find out more at www.greatplacetowork.ae and if you're wondering what makes THE One such a Great Place To Work, click here to watch our movie!