We were honoured to join a host of like-minded businesses at The International CSR Excellence Awards ceremony, where we picked up an award for our environmental practices.
Chequers was awarded the Bronze award for Sustainability at the ceremony in The Palace of Westminster for our efforts to drive down emissions and lower our carbon footprint.
Our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle policy adopted throughout the business has seen us reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. Our Grounds Maintenance department for example now recycle 99% of waste produced by converting green waste into compost and wood chippings etc, which can be reused on sites.
We are also pleased to announce that our joint-venture company Renovo Facilities and Services Ltd picked up an award for their training process.
Renovo won a Silver award for Training, in recognition of the extra teaching given to staff to give them the skills to work with vulnerable residents.
Renovo was formed by Chequers and One Housing with the aim of creating a facilities management service centred on the specific and varied needs of One Housing’s residents.
Congratulations to our long term suppliers Futures Supplies & Support Services, who have won a Feefo Gold Service award, and independent seal of excellence that’s rated by real customers.
Futures is an independent distributor of janitorial, cleaning and washroom products, with an ethos to deliver service, quality, value, reliability with environmental consideration through technology and innovation.
Trusted Service Gold is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique as all the awards are based purely on the interactions with verified customers. This feedback has been collated by the Feefo review platform, with the accolades being awarded based upon performance.
We have worked with Futures for a number of years as we have continued to invest in new, effective eco-friendly technology.
May was a great month for Chequers as we named no less than three Employees of the Month!
Cleaning Operatives Miguel Especial, Paulette Blair and Contract Manager Kirstie Harris all picked up their award for their outstanding level of service.
Miguel and Paulette both work at a Hanover Housing site in Slough, were both praised by a resident for providing a pristine service.
Anne Trent, 83 (pictured) took the time to get in touch with us to tell us how impressed she is with the cleaning we provide. Mrs Trent stated she has never lived in a housing scheme as clean as the one she lives in now thanks to Miguel and Paulette.
Kirstie Harris is a Contract Manager in our Chequers at Home Department. She has also been applauded by residents for her attitude to customer service on two separate occasions last month.
Priding ourselves on our customer service we felt we needed to reward all three members of staff.
Congratulations to all three winners!