Life at Admiral

December, 2016 marked the end of an era at Admiral Halifax.

Vice President, Alex MacDonald, the man who opened Admiral’s first satellite office in Halifax and the site’s fearless leader since 2007, said goodbye as he began the transition into much deserved retirement life.

For close to a decade, Alex was instrumental in leading the Halifax operation and steering it in a direction that mirrored the cultural uniqueness of the UK operations. During Alex’s tenure, the Canadian office grew from a dozen employees to over 400.

ACTE 2017For the third consecutive year, Admiral Halifax has been recognised as one of the Top Employers in Atlantic Canada.

The recently released list has Admiral listed alongside reputable institutions in both the finance and education sectors, among others.

Admiral was the only contact centre on the list.

Head of People Services Nick Beynon said, "For Admiral to make this list three years running, that’s really significant. It certainly bolsters our efforts to continue to bring in top level talent here in Halifax."

feed ns2016 was a banner year for Admiral Halifax and its commitment to supporting community groups, teams and not-for-profit organizations within Halifax and the surrounding region.

Last year, the company earmarked over $25,000 towards charitable donations, not-for-profit sponsorships and community group support.

As an award-winning employer of choice, Admiral holds the belief that corporate social responsibility should be at the forefront of every organization’s values - a philosophy that extends far beyond basic cheque writing.

Admiral recently attended the Contact Centre Nova Scotia 2016 annual awards ceremony at the Westin Hotel in downtown Halifax and handed out hardware to six employees who made a positive impact on our business in 2016.

About a dozen high-energy employees dedicated a Saturday afternoon by representing Admiral as we sponsored and participated in the 2016 Halifax LGBTQ Pride Parade.

With faces painted, balloon backpacks and plenty of warm smiles, our staff marched along the parade route in downtown Halifax engaging with the public and acting as company ambassadors for the afternoon.

The World Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Halifax was transformed into a ritzy Parisian street corner as Admiral Halifax recognized its top performers for 2015 at the company's annual Spring Awards Gala.

With A Night in Paris as the theme, the evening was highlighted by laughter and plenty of applause as hosts David Sanderson and Chloe Speirs kept the crowd smiling and Admiral handed out awards to 16 of its staff members - those who gave exemplary service and had a positive impact on our business in the 2015 fiscal year.

Continuing the momentum of sister sites in the UK, Spain and France, Admiral Halifax is thrilled to announce it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 2016.

The Halifax site placed 34th in the list of Best Large and Multinational Employers. It is the fourth time in the last five years that we have earned the Best Workplaces... designation.

The win completes ‘The Triple Crown’ for Halifax as earlier this year we were named one of Nova Scotia’s Top Employers and one of Atlantic Canada’s Best Workplaces for 2016.

Halifax’s newest indoor trampoline park was the site of a recent gravity defying get together courtesy of Admiral’s Sport and Social Committee.

Close to 200 Admiral employees and their family members gathered at the new Get Air facility in Dartmouth to blow off some steam on a Sunday evening. The Get Air site sports a foam pit, rope ladder, rock wall, and trampolines basically everywhere (including trampoline basketball and trampoline dodge ball).

Allison O’Brien, who spearheaded the activity on behalf of Admiral's Sport and Social Committee, says they were fortunate enough to be able to book the entire venue for the Admiral gathering, making sure that there was ample space for anyone who wanted to attend.

The Facilities team in Halifax is all smiles after vibrant new Admiral signage was recently installed outside the Halifax office (the former Baywest site at 7067 Chebucto Road).

The new display – the first of two to be erected at the property Admiral Halifax occupies - ensures the Admiral brand is now more visible and recognizable to businesses in the area as well as the general public.

With this, Halifax also becomes the first site in the Admiral Group to utilize the new company logo (unveiled this past summer) as part of exterior office signage.

Admiral Halifax kicked off 2016 with some exciting news: for the fifth time in six years, the site has earned a place on the  ‘Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada’ list which recognizes top employers in the four Atlantic provinces.

The announcement on January 6th highlights Admiral’s pension plan, flexi time program and maternity leave top-ups as progressive, forward-thinking programs and reasons Admiral was successful in earning a place on the prestigious list.

Some of the criteria the committee assesses and bases their selections on include physical workplace; work atmosphere; financial & family benefits; and vacation time, among others.