A Decade of Committed Service at We Clean!
We would like to congratulate all those we clean team players who have recently been awarded a 10 Year Service Award!
A decade is a long period of time and over the last few years in particular the cleaning industry and the landscape within which our teams operate has changed dramatically.
However, there are certain qualities and traits that will forever be required for cleaning staff to excel. Two of these qualities are loyalty and commitment, our staff work extremely hard, often rising early in the morning to ensure iconic venues and household names across the Midlands are ready for the working day and it gives us immense pride that over 35% of our employees have been doing this with us for 10 years or more!
To have such a large percentage of our 500+ cleaning staff working with we clean for this length of time is outstanding in an industry that is often recognised as being a transient workplace setting and highlights the genuine career paths available to all staff working within our organisation!
Christine has for the majority of her 10 years with we clean worked within our Solihull School Contract under Contract Manager Robb Paton but more recently she moved house and relocated near to Leamington Spa. In what turned out to be very timely fashion we were awarded the contract for Glide Utilities in Stoneleigh Park (Kenilworth) and more recently Pragmatic Consulting, who are also situated on the park, providing the perfect opportunity to continue her cleaning career with we clean!
Christine is an immensely likeable character and now works closely with Richard Wharton our Contract Manager for this region, who commented:
“Christine is a real character and a very genuine person, she is hard working and diligent in her cleaning roles and I can honestly say that she has never let me down. Paul Concannon Director is a real fan of Christine and told me that she would be a fantastic addition to my team and that has certainly been the case”!
Richard continued by noting that “Our clients at both Glide and Pragmatic Consulting cannot speak highly enough of Christine and this is testament to the service she provides – nothing is ever too much trouble and she really is a pleasure to work with”!
Linda Sheldon, Sandra Garbett, Kerry O’Rourke & Yvonne Orme
Linda Sheldon has worked across a number of our ‘Black Country’ contracts, principally the prestigious West Brom Building Society and the region’s leading law firm Higgs LLP on the Waterfront near Merry Hill.
Linda possesses a great work ethic and developed her passion for cleaning under the tutelage of our recently retired Contract Manager Lynn Gill where she evolved her supervisory skills before taking on the lead Housekeeping role at the state of the art West Brom Head Office Facility.
She has the complete trust of our client Mark Brayford, Corporate Facilities Manager who has long championed the excellent work she has carries out on a daily basis where in his words “she goes above and beyond”!
Continuing with the West Brom Building Society there were also 10 year presentations to Sandra Garbett and Kerry O’Rourke who have been real mainstays of the early morning Head Office Cleaning Team for the past 10 years diligently carrying out their work with genuine enthusiasm to do the job right!
Finally Yvonne Orme our Branch Cleaning Operative at Blackheath has finally received her 10 year award having had to wait for the presentation due to COVID restrictions but is one of the original in house West Brom Branch Cleaning Staff that transferred across to we clean back in 2010 and has consistently provided the branch staff at Blackheath with an excellent standard of cleaning.
Jane Shields Contract Manager for the West Midlands & Black Country Region commented:
“A big well done to all of the West Brom Building Cleaning Staff who have recently received their 10 Year Service Awards, they are all really hard working and committed team players who continue to exceed client expectations and are a real pleasure to work with on a daily basis making my job that much easier – thank you!”
Julie Madigan, Joyce Strawford & Pauline Strawford
Finally, it was an absolute pleasure to present 3 of our most committed cleaning staff at Solihull School George Hill Building with their 10 year service awards at this flagship Midlands educational establishment.
It is very much a family affair on site with Julie Madigan our Location Manager being the daughter of Joyce and sister-in-law to Pauline. Julie has shown tremendous commitment to her role over so many years dealing with the challenges that school cleaning presents on a daily basis with total professionalism whilst continually supporting and encouraging her on site team.
Joyce is a wonderful character and literally lives to work being extremely popular with the teaching staff on site as she remains a constant presence for so many whilst Pauline is a very polite and engaging Cleaning Operative who quietly goes about her work on a daily basis.
Robb Paton Contract Manager for the Solihull School Contract commented: “I cannot speak highly enough of these 3 very dedicated cleaning operatives who have provided we clean with 10 years of committed service and have been such a pleasure to work with, they have provided me with genuine support to ensure that we meet the client expectations for delivering consistently high standards of cleanliness within this very modern school building.”