Steve Portess

Nisa Retail


Steve Portess, Warehouse Systems Analyst, has been affiliated with Nisa for the last 20 years and has become a well-known and integral part of the business during this time. Last year, whilst also undertaking his day-to day role, Steve introduced an initiative focused on colleague wellbeing; starting out as a new year workplace challenge helping to motivate colleagues into getting active, before becoming a fantastic fundraiser that has really inspired colleagues and to date has raised in excess of £60,000 for charity.
Steve launched the ‘Nisa Miles’ challenge in 2019 to encourage staff to be healthier and walk, run or cycle a set number of miles each month or quarter. To make it even more worthwhile, Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity pledged to match miles with money and donate the funds raised to a different charity each quarter. The initiative has been a huge success, with 148 colleagues from across the business taking part and amassing a total of 58,310 miles in 2019.
Steve has supported colleagues in improving both their physical and mental health through the challenge and has helped to raise a fantastic amount for good causes including the Alzheimer’s Society, Lindsey Lodge Hospice, BDFA and more.

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