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Multi Award Winning Team – Chequers Contract Cleaning, scoops award for third year running

20 October 2016

The family run business Chequers Contract Services continues to build upon its reputation for service excellence adding yet further awards to the trophy cabinet.

This year’s success was celebrated at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2016, winning the prestigious award for their innovative Apprenticeship Scheme.

The firm has a good track record of investing in its employee’s since it was formed in 1987 as a window cleaning business by brothers Gary and Paul Jeal.

Gary said of the award “We are incredibly proud of our success at these awards over the last few years. Winning Apprenticeship Employer of the Year for the third year in succession is a great achievement, and a testament to our commitment to developing young people’s job prospects.”

The Croydon based cleaning specialists now have 17 apprentices working within their company, and a number of former apprentices have gained permanent roles across the business.

Chequers’ multi-award winning apprenticeship scheme offers real prospects of full time employment.

Their current intake see’s 17 apprentices currently working across a number of departments.

Further evidence of the commitment and investment in skills is evident in the number of former apprentices who have gone onto gain permanent roles within various area of the business, including their new Recruitment Officer Arshia Khan, and their Business & Administration Assistant, Joe Eastway.

Chequers took on 8 residents of their client AmicusHorizon as apprentices on two year courses last year, as part of an innovative project named ‘Chequers at Home’.

The scheme sees the apprentices using newly acquired skills improving the street scene and homes for AmicusHorizon properties, transforming the communities in which they live.

Kate Ward, Director said, “The Chequers at Home team have worked incredibly hard over the past year, they’ve really learned a lot and have proved themselves to be real assets to the company, this is a great example of how working with the local community and offering employment opportunities to residents we can make a difference.”

The celebrations however don’t stop as Chequers announce they are delighted to have been awarded the cleaning contract for the eagerly anticipated Boxpark Croydon.

It will open on October 29th, with a huge two-day urban music festival marking the occasion.

Currently in the final stages of construction next to East Croydon Station, Boxpark Croydon will be even larger than its sister site in Shoreditch, and will host more than 40 food and drink outlets.

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