Photography by Danny Fitzpatrick
We are incredibly proud to have contributed our knowledge and experience to the 2017 Parliamentary Review, which has been published this week.
Chequers features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding organisations in a document that looks back on the year in industry and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector.
Executive Director James Kelly said:
“We were thrilled to have been invited to join a privileged few in this year’s Parliamentary Review. Only a handful of companies across the UK are selected to take part each year and to receive this level of recognition is a reward in itself for what we have achieved as a team.”
Our Chairman Gary Jeal added:
“2016 was a great year for us. We increased our headcount and expanded the services we provide. Having founded the company with my brother Paul 30 years ago it is with immense pride in our team that we have established a reputation worthy enough of inclusion in The Parliamentary Review. With two generations of the family now playing crucial roles within Chequers, we are confident we can continue to build on this reputation for years to come.”
The organisations featured in each publication have been selected to show excellence in their area of expertise, and will act as an example to their peers.
The Parliamentary Review’s director Daniel Yossman said:
“Chequers Group and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible.”
The Parliamentary Review will be sent to over 250,000 leading business executives and policymakers across the UK and abroad.
You can read this year’s Parliamentary Review in full here: https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/editions/business-industrial-strategy/business-and-industrial-strategy
Bianca Jackson with Estate Manager Carol Leighton of Hanover Housing
Aaron Stevens with Scheme General Manager Kerry Ansley and Senior Care Co-ordinator Debbie Stinson
Our employees were on top of their game in July, with two staff members collecting Employee of the Month awards!
Congratulations are in order for Bianca Jackson and Aaron Stevens for their outstanding level of work, going above and beyond in their duties.
Bianca Jackson is one of our Cleaning Operatives working on Hanover Housing sites in Essex. The Estate Services Officer at this particular scheme recommended Bianca for the award for her hard work, taking on more hours to accommodate an outgoing member of staff.
Bianca worked particularly hard during this time to ensure that the standard of cleaning remained high as her new colleague joined.
Aaron Stevens is a Cleaning Operative for our Joint-Venture company Renovo, working as part of One Housing’s Season Senior Living scheme at Beaumont House in Walton-on-the-Naze. Aaron has built up a great relationship with the residents and scheme managers, going above and beyond to provide an excellent cleaning service.
Well done to both Bianca and Aaron, keep up the fine work!
Chequers got involved in the festivities at Lansdowne Green last weekend to celebrate diversity in the community!
The annual International Day held at Lansdowne Green was held by our client Optivo, and saw residents, contractors and housing officers come together in a day of good food, good music and community cohesion.
Colourful costumes were worn and many residents served tasty food, from countries around the world, including Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Our representatives on the day were there running competitions and offering free giveaways to residents. Mark, a Contract Manager in our grounds maintenance department even got involved with a spot of Zumba!
Our contract managers were also on hand to discuss the cleaning and grounds maintenance services we provide on-site and how we can improve and help residents further.
Musical acts and dancers put on amazing performances at the event in Stockwell which celebrated different countries from across the globe.
The Mayor of Lambeth, Marcia Cameron was also in attendance to show her support.
This is the fifth year the event has been held, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s celebrations!