2021 Dee Richards Pride Awards
- Audeen Bonnick –
Audeen is our Daytime Housekeeper within the prominent ‘Tricorn House’ Offices located on the Hagley Road near the busy 5 Ways island in Birmingham. Audeen is always immaculately presented, polite and respectful when liaising with the many clients, tenants and visitors to these well-known commercial premises.
Audeen also manages a team of 3 Cleaning Operatives in the early morning as part of our Gymnasium Cleaning Contract located in the basement of the building where she is responsible for ensuring that it is impeccably and hygienically clean in readiness for the many users of this on site gym facility by 7.00am each morning.
Maureen Francis, Contract Manager who has seen Audeen progress within we clean commented:
“Audeen began her we clean career at the mac where she made such an impression on me that I knew she had a genuine passion for the industry and was fully invested in our Company ethos. She possesses excellent communication skills and has real attention for detail with feedback from our principal client contacts on site Christine Byrne and David Minnock always being very positive as they see Audeen as an excellent ambassador for their Building”.
2. Johanna Cooper –
Johanna or ‘our Jo’ as she is affectionately known is the Cleaning Location Manager overseeing the Solihull Senior School where she has worked for over a decade and is an immensely popular member of the team not only with her colleagues at we clean but also the staff and pupils at this prestigious educational establishment. Robb Paton Contract Manager who works closely with and fully supports Jo in her role commented:
“This award is long overdue, Jo has faced a difficult challenge in recent months due to some operational changes within the school and of course the demands of the ongoing COVID pandemic, however she has consistently risen to the occasion and our client contact, Chris McCall (School Marshal) has been delighted with her efforts and the manner in which she continues to carry out her day to day duties so efficiently commenting: “Well done Jo, you thoroughly deserve this award!”
3. Ray Janssens –
Ray is a valued member of our Head Office Warehouse Team carrying out a range of tasks from Stores Management to Site Deliveries and more recently PAT Testing where he has recently and successfully completed a City & Guilds ‘Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment Course’.
Ray joined we clean in 2017 and has shown total commitment and diligence initially as a Cleaning Operative on a number of contract locations within the Worcestershire area before joining our dedicated Warehousing Team.
Gary Gallier Warehouse Manager and his wife Nicki Stock Control Administrator who work closely with Ray and support him in his day-to-day role, couldn’t be more pleased to see Ray pick up this prestigious award with Gary commenting:
“I really cannot fault Ray; he is so hard working and conscientious and takes great pride in all that he does. His roles vary greatly and he is naturally proficient in all of them whether it be PAT Testing across our contractual portfolio or delivering a high quality cleaning service to local contracts. He is well deserving of this award and I am very proud of Ray!”
Paul Concannon Director also commented:
“Ray has been an absolute star, nothing is ever to much trouble and he really is an unsung hero at times – so it was so fitting that he received this Dee Richards Pride Award as he epitomizes everything this award is about – Well done Ray proud to have you in our team!
4. Lorna Benton –
Lorna is our Location Manager at TNT’s Distribution Centre in Atherstone where she manages a team of 9 Cleaning Operatives. Lorna has been with the organisation for 4 and a half years and has excelled in her role, particularly through the pandemic where even during the ‘national lockdowns’ TNT due to the nature of their services operated fully hence requiring a consistently high level of cleanliness across their business premises.
Jane Shields Contract Manager commented:
“Anything I ask Lorna to do she will put 100% into it, nothing phases Lorna and she is passionate in her day to day role and genuinely goes above and beyond. Lorna is a pleasure to work with and she certainly meets the criteria for this award. Well done Lorna, you are a superstar!”
5. Marvin Williams –
Marvin carries out his cleaning roles within Brindleyplace No 4 building working both a morning shift and evening shift and is particularly skilled at maintaining the expansive reception floor area where ‘first impressions really do count’!
Marvin has worked within we clean for over a decade and his commitment and conscientious approach makes him a truly valued member of the team.
Baba Seckan Internal Cleaning Manager at Brindleyplace commented:
“Marvin is a brilliant and hardworking Cleaning Operative, very reliable and consistent in his service delivery. He is a real asset to the team and I can’t praise him enough”.
6. Peter Meadows –
Peter is a very popular member of our HORIBA MIRA Cleaning Team and his experience is invaluable across this large and ever evolving automotive engineering innovation hub where he has taken on the role of cleaning and maintaining a large number of differing hard floor surfaces across this diverse site!
In addition, he diligently looks after the extensive fleet of Industrial Floor Cleaning Machines that are utilised daily to meet the cleaning expectations of both HORIBA MIRA and their on-site tenants many of whom are marquee names within the motor industry!
Overseen by Site Cleaning Manager Karen Lord, he has been a wonderful addition to the Cleaning Team from day one:
“Our Pete is a lovely and very knowledge gentleman, he possesses great expertise with the cleaning machinery from a user and maintenance perspective. He carries out his cleaning schedules very efficiently providing work sheets for all the garages we manage on-site I never have to chase him, he is always on the button!”
7. Theresa Ricknall –
Theresa is another valued member of the HORIBA MIRA cleaning team carrying out her daily activities with genuine enthusiasm and has proven to be extremely versatile in meeting the demands of this multi-sited estate based contract.’ Karen commented:
“Theresa is a fantastic Cleaning Operative and a real ‘Team Player’, she genuinely goes above and beyond and works so hard – she is my go to here on-site! So many of the team look up to her and we can always count on our Theresa!”
8. Ralston Miller –
Ralston is our day time Estate Service Operative at the exciting new Paradise development in Birmingham City Centre where you will see him in this very public facing arena diligently carrying out his litter picking and waste management duties! Ralston is always immaculately presented in Paradise branded uniform and immensely polite and helpful not only to his colleagues but also the many visitors that flow through the Paradise realm on a daily basis.
Sean Wright, Site Cleaning Manager works closely with Ralston and is delighted that he picked up a Dee Richards Pride Award commenting:
“The best thing I can say is that Ralston just gets on with his work with no fuss and carries out his role to the very best of his ability. The Paradise Estate and particularly the pathway experiences extremely high footfall and is exposed to the elements and so it can be a very challenging environment to work within but Ralston stands up to this challenge every day with a ‘passion and desire to do the job right!’ Well done Ralston great to have you in our team.”