2019 Pride Award Winners
Emma Miller (1)
Emma is an outstanding all-round Administrator but has excelled over the past 12 months in a new role in managing the Company’s Credit Control function. For an organisation like ours where we are paying our cleaning staff religiously every fortnight cash collection is absolutely critical to the long-term sustainability of the business. In addition to her credit control role Emma assists Christine Checkley and Etna McNeil in the fortnightly processing of the payroll so Emma’s pride award was particularly deserving…..well done Emma!
Higgs and Sons (2)
The Pride Team Award this year goes to our cleaning team at the longstanding and highly reputable law firm Higgs and Sons based by the Waterfront in Merry Hill.
Contract Manager Lynn Gill felt passionately that the team at Higgs receive this award, commenting:
“They’ve really worked brilliantly as a team, the team spirit is fantastic. As with any cleaning contract, there can sometimes be problems but the way that this group of Operatives have responded and pulled together to always maintain a fantastic service to this ever-growing law firm is why they are truly deserving of the award. Well done all!!”
Joanne Adams and Natalie Beckett (3)
Joanne and Natalie both work under Contract Manager Jane Shields within our West Bromwich Albion Football Club contract and their main focus is working to ensure that the Corporate and Hospitality areas of The Hawthorns are always in immaculate condition, ready for the next event or events as there are often more than one happening each day across the stadiums extensive range of corporate suites!
Flexibility is crucial for Natalie and Joanne, as they are always on hand to turn suites around late at night or early in the morning, particularly during the latter parts of the year when the corporate schedule ramps up a notch and there is an influx of Match Day and Christmas Party events.
Chris Lewis Health, Safety & Contracts Manager for WBA FC commented “Joanne and Natalie have been absolutely brilliant this year, at times we have some very tight turnarounds between first team games and corporate events but they are always on hand to go the extra mile and ensuring the corporate and hospitality areas look immaculate for our visitors, guests and supporters”.
Delroy Brown (4)
Delroy has worked with us since 2005 where he originally operated within the city centre and has also been our main stay at Salts Healthcare’s Duddeston Mill site for the best part of 9 years.
More recently through our WBA FC contract Delroy has been the Location Manager for the Cleaning Team at the West Brom Training Ground where he has delivered an outstanding level of service in what can be a very onerous cleaning challenge due to the demands placed on the facility by this professional football club.
Jane Shields, Contract Manager commented: “On any given day there can be multiple age groups training and so large quantities of debris are often brought into the building meaning Delroy and his team must take a reactive approach when carrying out their cleaning duties. Well done Delroy, your award is thoroughly deserved!”
Diane Murray (5)
Diane is a lovely lady and a really hard working and diligent front line cleaning operative working within Robb Paton’s South Midlands region of the business at contract sites such as Birmingham Business Park for MSO, Bear Grylls Adventure at Resorts World and the Tarmac Head Office Facilities near Birmingham Airport.
The contract at Bear Grylls Adventure is a particularly fast paced and dynamic environment with a high public footfall each day Diane is always on hand leading from the front to deal with the daily cleaning challenges this unique facility presents to our team on site!
Tony Fenton (6)
Hailing from Great Barr, Tony is a true Brummie!
His role for managing agents Cushman & Wakefield on Temple Row includes maintaining all of the external areas outside of the building which can often throw up some unpleasant situations as a result of the ever-increasing problem of the homelessness in the city but Tony deals with these with the utmost professionalism and compassion.
Debbie Rhodes Contract Manager commented:
“He is fantastic and reliable, and a true gentleman. Although is role can sometimes be challenging, he takes everything on the chin and just gets on with the job. I can’t thank him enough for his committed service!”
Hanifa Sheikh and Annette Lackenby (7)
Hanifa and Annette both work under Karen Lord on our multi-sited HORIBA MIRA contract in Nuneaton.
Hanifa has been a we clean employee for 5 years and is a wonderfully kind person and particularly personable with MIRA’s own staff. She takes great pride in her cleaning duties, operating within 3 different buildings each night and repeatedly scores highly in our weekly audits.
Anette has been with our organisation for just over 3 years and she operates as part of a team of 3, working with Assistant Site Manager Jean Green to help train all new staff that join our MIRA Cleaning Team family. Annette is an integral part of the team and knows MIRA like the back of her hand.
Lee Gordon and Daniel Antwi Gyankoma (8)
Lee and Daniel both support our on-site cleaning operation at UK-NSI, a European manufacturing hub in Redditch who specialise in technology driver information.
Lee is our Location Manager with Daniel operating as a Cleaning Operative to meet the demands of our client contact David Somerville who expects the standard of cleanliness and hygiene to be first class to meet the needs of his own clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Triumph.
Robb Paton, Contract Manager is delighted with the work that Lee and Daniel carry out:
“They have both worked diligently to raise the cleaning standards to a very high level. Lee as Location Manager is responsible for meeting client expectations and Daniel working alongside him during the AM shift is a valued member of the team. Actions speak a thousand words and I’m proud to manage these two members of staff.”
In addition, Lee has provided support at our WBA FC contract in a Match Day Co-Ordinator role, organising a team of 12 to be on hand to meet the demands of 25,000 plus fans that attend The Hawthorns for each home fixture. Present for Lee receiving his award were our Specialist Cleaning Division Directors, Tim Byng and Steve Rawlings as Lee has also been invaluable in supporting this division of the business on a number of large deep cleaning projects.
Linda Sheldon (9)
Lynn Gill believed that Linda should receive a Pride Award for her fantastic work ethic over the past 7 years with we clean. Linda initially worked at Higgs and Sons’ Head Office in Brierley Hill before moving to operate solely within our prestigious West Bromwich Building Society Head Office Contract where she carries out an early morning clean as part of our AM cleaning team of 12 operatives. After a short breakfast break she then moves into her Housekeeping role where she maintains Washrooms, Kitchenettes and reception areas to an exceptionally high standard for the staff and visitors within this 70,000 sqft state of the art administration centre! Thank you Linda for your enduring commitment to do the job right!
Christine Checkley (10)
Christine has been with we clean over 12 years and is totally solid and reliable member of our Head Office team. Christine manages our two-weekly payroll for 560 plus front line cleaning staff and her diligence in ensuring that our staff get paid correctly and on time is exceptional and something our late Dee Richards always appreciated and would have fully endorsed Christine receiving this award! As a very popular member of our Head Office Team it was particularly pleasing that Christine received her Pride Award at the annual Office Christmas Party sharing her proud moment with her colleagues work colleagues.