Leading linen and laundry service provider CLEAN has recognised its outstanding talent during its annual employee awards.

Launched in 2018 to recognise and commemorate the achievements of Clean's 1,450-strong workforce, the employee awards have evolved to showcase the entire team’s triumphs with new awards to champion those making a different across the organisation and a company-wide celebration.

New for 2019, Clean has launched Customer Service Champion, Clean Driver of the Year and Clean Employee of the Year awards to showcase the incredible individuals working across the business.

The 2019 roll of honour includes:

Avtar Singh, customer service manager at Clean’s head office in White Waltham in Berkshire, has been awarded 2019 Customer Service Champion. A true professional and exemplary example to his team, Avtar has been recognised for his passion and outstanding work ethic in taking the quality of Clean’s service to its customers to the next level.

Special recognition has been given to engineering manager Daniel Stalley at Clean’s Yeovil laundry, for his time as operations manager, leading his team to record a 343 day-run of having no shortages of linen, demonstrating Daniel’s focus on customer service

Regularly receiving commendable comments from customers and his team, driver Alexandru Ignat, based at the company’s Yeovil laundry has been named 2019 Driver of the Year, sponsored by telematics supplier Verilocation and fleet service partner Ryder. Alexandru has been rewarded vouchers from Verilocation and Ryder for his courteous and supportive approach to his role.

The pinnacle award for Employee of the Year 2019 has been presented to Anna Plata, production team leader at the company’s Slough laundry. Anna has been rewarded for her unwavering professionalism and dedication, which has seen her take responsibility for and complete high-level customer installations efficiently and with a positive attitude.

Clean has also rewarded one member of the laundry team and one driver at each of its seven sites with a framed certificate and a £100 Amazon voucher.

The 2019 Clean Site Employees of the Year are:

  • Stephen Powell, production operative – Banbury
  • Andrew Townsend, driver – Banbury
  • Sandesh Gurung, production operative – Camberley
  • Pawel Pankiewicz, driver – Camberley
  • Dariusz Moryc, driver – Cheltenham
  • Dave Sutton, driver – Cheltenham
  • David Stuart, production operative – Nottingham
  • Jack Savage, driver – Nottingham
  • Aleksandra Cegiela, key operative – Ross-on-Wye
  • Dan Davies, driver – Ross-on-Wye
  • Anna Plata, production team leader – Slough
  • Simon Mawer, driver – Slough
  • Claire Gardiner, health, safety and training manager – Yeovil
  • Alexandru Ignat, driver – Yeovil

The company-wide and individual site winners have been chosen from those who have been honoured through the quarterly Clean Champion scheme and Driver of the Month awards. The Champions are nominated by their site directors and senior managers and the drivers are chosen based on the quality of their driving and customer service. 

The winners of each of the categories and sites were invited to a celebratory lunch at Wokefield Estate on 12 February, where they were presented with their awards by Kevin Godley, CEO of Clean, and John Jaggi, corporate director of HR at parent company, Alsco.

Commenting on this year’s awards, Kevin Godley said: “Our employee awards is a key opportunity to thank our team for the brilliant job they do for us, their colleagues and our customers. This year’s winners have showcased customer service excellence and support for their colleagues, and I and the Clean leadership team are incredibly inspired by and grateful for the unwavering passion and dedication our team have for their roles and their ability to always go above and beyond. It’s a genuine privilege to lead such a superb group of people and I cannot wait to see what else they achieve over the next year.”

Each of the winners also took home a goody bag of treats, including commemorative mugs, keyrings and books.