LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Domino's Pizza store manager at Shrewsbury, Aziz Shaikh, has scooped a national Delivering More award from Domino's Pizza at the Company's recent awards ceremony that took place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Domino's Delivering More award is given to a store or individual who has gone above and beyond in their commitment and enthusiasm to promote the brand, as well as recognising how important it is to make a connection with their local community. It is also about displaying passion and dedication to providing excellent customer service.
Store manager, Aziz, bravely jumped into the River Severn to help rescue a man who was drowning. Aziz was making a delivery late at night last year and observed someone struggling in the river. He acted quickly and without thinking about his own safety jumped in to help rescue this man. He was sent a letter by the West Mercia Police, who thanked him for his swift actions that undoubtedly saved this man's life.
Aziz Shaikh said: "I am absolutely delighted to win this award. I was not expecting it and was very shocked to hear my name. I love working for Domino's, it is an exciting and vibrant company and you get out of it what you put in. It was never my intention to be a hero, I just wanted to do all I could to help the guy in the river. I am so glad to have made such a difference."
Domino's Pizza franchisee, Arvi Salariya, added: "We are all very proud of Aziz. He goes above and beyond in a working capacity every single day and this award highlights that there are no limits to what he will do to help others. This award is so befitting for such a wonderful person."
Domino's Pizza's annual awards recognise the talents and hard work of the franchisees and in-store team members from the company's 810 stores in the UK, Ireland and Germany.
Notes to Editors:
Domino's Pizza Group plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza delivery market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino's Pizza stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991. In April 2011, the Group acquired a majority stake in the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino's Pizza stores in Germany. In September 2012, the Group acquired the master franchise for Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein and an option to acquire the Master Franchise Agreement in Austria prior to the end of 2014.
As at 31 March 2013, there were 810 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. Of these, 626 stores are in England, 51 are in Scotland, 32 are in Wales, 20 are in Northern Ireland, one is on the Isle of Man, two are mobile units, 48 are in the Republic of Ireland, 20 are in Germany and 10 are in Switzerland.
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is one of the world's leading pizza delivery brands. Through its primarily franchised system, Domino's Pizza operates a global network of more than 10,000 Domino's Pizza stores in 75 international markets. Domino's Pizza has a singular focus - the home delivery of pizza, freshly made to order with high quality ingredients.
Customers in the UK can order online at http://www.dominos.co.uk/, in the Republic of Ireland at http://www.dominos.ie, in Germany at http://www.dominos.de and in Switzerland at http://www.dominos.ch. In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino's free iPhone, iPad and Android apps.
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Domino's Pizza Group Ltd
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