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The 2018 ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winners!

The 2018 ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winners!

We are delighted to announce our 2018 ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winners!

All the successful recipients of this Award have received formal recognition of the notable contribution they have made to our business over the past 12 months, their individual commitment, dedication and sheer hard work provides a true reflection of what ‘Dee Richards’ offered to we clean over a 13-year period!

We would like to offer our huge congratulations to all our winners – thank you for embracing in full our Company Ethos – we clean and proud of it!

The 'Dee Richards' Pride Award.
The 'Dee Richards' Pride Award.

The 2018 ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winners:

Jean receiving her Pride Award

Our first ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winner is Jean Green, Assistant Cleaning Manager at HORIBA MIRA’s Technology Park in Nuneaton. Jean’s 20 year experience of this expansive site has been invaluable, and she has played a major role in the day to day running of the contract since we clean began Daily Cleaning Services just over three years ago. Under the guidance of Site Cleaning Manager, Karen Lord, she has proven to be a most passionate and skilled operator whilst offering consistent enthusiasm to learn new processes to help drive cleaning standards upwards. Karen commented:

 “I have worked with Jean for three years now and she has honestly been fantastic, a total asset to both me and we clean, nothing is too much trouble for her and she is a brilliant member of the cleaning team. Her knowledge and experience helps me greatly and I can’t compliment her enough!”

Camisha Webb

The second Pride Award Winner is Camisha Webb, our longest standing Cleaning Operative who has worked on numerous sites and contracts throughout her 15 year period with the Company. A real example of how professionalism and reliability coupled with a desire to listen and learn leads to a successful career, Camisha is now Location Manager at the iconic Colmore Gate Building in Central Birmingham. Debbie Rhodes, Contract Manager has formed a particularly close bond with Camisha, saying:

Camisha has blossomed throughout her time with we clean, taking everything in her stride she is a very good natured person, with an infectious laugh. Her cleaning team and our client contact have the utmost respect for her and she is very deserving of the Pride Award!”

Antonio Group

Antonio Leite picked up a Pride Award for all of his hard work, diligence to do the job right and enthusiasm at the historic British Motor Museum in Gaydon. This popular tourist attraction is very much in the public eye, so attention to detail is critical and Antonio doesn’t leave this to chance and takes great pride in the presentation of the extensive expanse of highly polished vinyl flooring across site that he cares for daily! Alongside delivering an exceptional cleaning service, Antonio is always polite, helpful and immaculately uniformed, helping the Motor Museum and we clean make the right first impression. Overseeing Antonio is Dave Barr, Site Cleaning Manager who said:

Over the last couple of years I can’t fault him, he has been outstanding. He’s very reliable and hardworking, and anything I ask of him he always gives 100%. His supervision of the team when I’m not on site is tremendous, and he makes my role a lot easier, so he is a very deserving of the Pride Award, and full credit to him!”

Anna Uminska

The fourth ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winner is Anna Uminska, who helps deliver Daily Cleaning Services to Stratford Medical Centre on behalf of CBRE. Anna has been a great addition to the company, she has unbounded energy, a real appetite for hard work, is extremely bright and has thrived with having responsibility for the on-site cleaning team.  Robb Paton, Contract Manager commented:

Anna’s punctuality stands out, a bright and hard-working Cleaning Operative, both her and the team have done a great job since the start of the contract in February of 2018. Her knowledge and experience of the site has been invaluable in delivering an excellent service!”

Berris Hylton & Apaphan Rogers

Our next Pride Award Winner is Berris Hylton, who heads up the Stadium Cleaning Team at The Hawthorns, the home of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. We began cleaning operations for the Baggies in the summer of 2018 and Berris showed his incredible aptitude for stadia cleaning motivating his team through example and ensuring the 26,688 seater ground received a very through Deep Clean before the commencement of 2018/19 season. Berris is now working closely with Contract Manager Jane Shields and Match Day Co-ordinator Lee Gordon to ensure that the Hawthorns remains immaculate throughout the season providing pre Match, Match Day and Post Day Cleaning in all weathers! Director Paul Concannon commented:

I have total respect for this man – he sets a fantastic example to the rest of the team through ‘actions’ not words. We and West Bromwich Albion are very lucky to have someone in the team who cares so passionately in ensuring that the Hawthorns always looks its absolute best for match day – our Dee would certainly have been a Berris fan


Apaphan Rogers

In addition to Berris, the Company also identified the outstanding contribution Apaphan Rogers has made to the successful contract start with West Bromwich Albion. As our sixth Award winner Apaphan’s attitude is second to none, and Jane Shields, Contract Manager, made the following observation:

Apaphan is a brilliant Cleaning Op, she’s always got a smile on her face, so positive and friendly! To succeed working within a large stadium you have to work hard and be very mobile, but she is up to the challenge, a top member of the team!

Kewina Byfield

The seventh Pride Award Winner is Kewina Byfield, who plays a pivotal role as part of our large Cleaning Team at the iconic Birmingham Hippodrome, however it is her role working under the guidance of Contract Manager, Debbie Rhodes at Gateley Plc’s Birmingham Head Office as site Location Manager where she has really excelled. Gateley Plc have been a loyal and longstanding we clean client and the level of service provided during the past 12 months has never been better and this testimony to the commitment Kewina has offered to her role. Debbie commented:

“Kewina has grown fantastically well within we clean, as a business we always look to set the bar for cleaning within Birmingham, and Kewina has fully bought into this and displays it during every single cleaning shift.”

Glenville Blidgeon & Ken Jones

The eighth person to receive a Pride Award is Ken Jones, who carries out Estate Cleaning and Waste Management Services as part of the Brindleyplace Estates Service Team. Up bright and early every morning, Ken operates outside throughout the cold British winter as well as dry and hot summers (well sometimes) and is a very capable, trusted and likeable member of this large full time service team! Brindleyplace has positioned itself as Birmingham’s premier business and tourist destination and as a result, all area’s of the site must be in pristine condition, for all 365 days of the year and Ken certainly plays his part as Darren McLean Estates Cleaning Manager noted:

“Ken is a very loyal member of the team, he’s been operating on the Estate for 13 years and is my right hand man here. He really takes care and is attentive, he ensures the right job is carried out in the right manner and is very worthy of the award.”

Glenville and Ken 3

Also a part of the Brindleyplace Estates Team is our ninth Pride Award Winner, Glenville Blidgeon, who always works with a huge smile on his face and genuinely loves what he does on a day to day basis which is infectious across the rest of the team! Like Ken, Glenville has to meet the demands of one of Birmingham’s most popular business and leisure destinations and Darren McLean is full of praise for Glenville stating:

“Glenville is an absolute pleasure to work with, he loves working at Brindley with the team and he loves we clean, this passion shines through to his work and he’s always got a smile on his face. Not a bad word to say about him, he’s a brilliant team member!”

Julia Morris

The final ‘Dee Richards’ Pride Award Winner is Julia Morris, Housekeeper and longstanding member of the Brindleyplace Internal Cleaning Team. Julia brings a determined focus and effort each and every time she signs in, helping to bring an extra sparkle to the modern office spaces within the Brindley buildings. Julia’s presentation is impeccable and her polite professional manner helps to make a positive upon the high profile clients who occupy tenanted space within this landmark commercial district of Birmingham.  

Well done to all our winners, we are immensely proud of you!



Karen And The Team Go Above And Beyond At Christmas


Dave Barr is our 2018 'Dee Richards' Pride Award Champion!


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