One of our operatives has all the more reason to celebrate this New Year, after being awarded Chequers’ Employee of the Month for December.
Kri Bin Ali Akbar is a cleaning operative based at an AmicusHorizon site in Croydon, and he has received high praise from a number of residents for his great work.
It’s always great to hear from residents about how we’re performing, and we think no good deed should go unrewarded. Dedicated, well-trained operatives like Kri are the key to providing a quality service and making our customers happy.
Keep up the good work Kri!
The Amy Wallace Magpie Trust held their 7th annual UCLH Christmas Day Lunch this year and it proved a resounding success.
We were proud to sponsor the event once again which was enjoyed by staff, family and patients in the Young Persons Cancer Unit.
The Grafton Hotel supplied 73 lunches to the events, and patients had the choice of a traditional Christmas lunch, or a vegetarian option followed by Christmas Pudding and custard. The Amy Wallace Magpie Trust gave out gifts to the patients ranging from knitted beanie hats, slipper socks and a workshop’s worth ‘Elf on the Shelf’ characters.
The Amy Wallace Magpie Trust is a charity committed to helping young patients, whether it be offering small gifts, or granting ‘wishes’ offering them a special day out and giving them memories that can last a lifetime.
We’re glad to see so many happy faces at this year’s lunch!
As 2016 draws to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients, suppliers and staff for playing their part in another fantastic year for Chequers.
The last 12 months has seen the business grow in more ways than one. In April we worked with our client One Housing to form a new joint partnership called ‘Renovo’ which has been a great success in providing a quality service, and improving the lives of residents. In addition to this we were proud to win Apprenticeship Provider of the Year for the third year running at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards. It was great to be one of the 3 finalists as Best Supplier to the Sector at the National Housing Awards too!
As I look back on the year I’m delighted with the new contracts we have taken on, including the cleaning contract for Boxpark Croydon, which has proved such a success since it opened back in October.
2017 will be a special year for us, as it marks 30 years since my brother Paul and I started the company. Back then it was just a small window cleaning business and watching it grow over the years has been a real joy. I’m excited to celebrate this milestone with you all and look ahead to the future.
I’d like to express my gratitude to all our staff for their hard work and dedication this year, especially to those working over the holiday period. To our clients and suppliers, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Gary Jeal, Chairman