Traditionally the Dee Richards Pride Awards programme recognises individuals who have excelled in their roles within our organisation; however as a Contract Manager Dee always recognised the importance of ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Team Work’ in delivering service excellence!
With this in mind the 2022 Team Pride Award Winners are very much deserving of this prestigious award, standing out throughout the last 12 months, pulling together as a group and consistently going above and beyond!
We are therefore delighted to announce that this year’s winners are the… Paradise Cleaning Team!
Paradise is the biggest and most revolutionary commercial development outside of London with the seven-hectare site when fully completed in 2028 incorporating 1.8 million ft² of exciting new public space including high quality Grade A office space, a busy pedestrian walkway as well shops, bars, restaurants, and a UK-first ‘residential Octagon’.
Our team of weekday and weekend Estate Cleaning Operatives are tasked with ensuring this premier mixed-use destination remains pristine at all times whilst working in challenging public facing conditions throughout the year!
The on-site Cleaning Team is led by Sean Wright who is a longstanding member of the we clean family fully embracing our unique company ethos ‘to do the job right’ and this enthusiasm is perfectly complemented by the experienced support of Darren McLean who has a vast knowledge of Estate Cleaning Management.
Over the past 12 months both Sean and Darren have evolved the cleaning team on site so that the ever-changing landscape at Paradise is constantly being maintained to the highest possible standard of cleanliness through the careful deployment of equipment and physical resource, as Sean notes:
“The team here have gone from strength to strength, adapting brilliantly through the COVID pandemic and beyond, they are a genuine credit to we clean and are very much deserving of this prestigious award!
I was fortunate enough to work closely with Dee, I knew exactly what her expectations were and I am fully confident that she would be very proud of the team here and the cleaning service that they consistently provide to Paradise day in, day out!”
Paradise has firmly positioned itself at the forefront of mixed-use space within Birmingham and we have partnered closely with estate management and global commercial property agent Avison Young since 2017 following the reopening of the main Paradise Walkway.
Mukesh Puri, Associate Director, Avison Young is full of praise for the team and delighted that all their hard work throughout the year has been recognised by this internal we clean Team Pride Award commenting:
“The we clean team at Paradise are second to none and take pride in their work come rain, shine or snow and are maintaining the Paradise Estate to the highest of standards. From gritting to jet washing to litter picking, amongst many other things, you will always see the team with a smile and always willing to help.
During 2022 we had several events at Paradise and in and around Birmingham that had a huge impact on our footfall, to name but a few the Queens Platinum Jubilee, the Commonwealth Games and ending the year with the German Market, however the team didn’t let that impact the cleanliness and condition of the Estate, and constantly kept on top of standards and focused on maintaining the high standard we have come to expect.”
Finally we clean Director Paul Concannon added:
“As only the second winners of the ‘Dee Richard Pride ‘Team’ Award’ our Paradise Cleaning Team know they have contributed something very special to we clean and gone above and beyond in every aspect of their service delivery. As a collective they have been truly marvellous ambassadors for the we clean brand on this prestigious contract right in the heart of Birmingham City Centre – many congratulations we couldn’t be prouder of you our Paradise Cleaning Team!”