Envirocare, the commercial grounds maintenance franchise, has been recognised for the 3rd year in succession at the annual Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards. Adding to previous success as a Silver winner in 2010 and a Gold Award winner last year, the company was recognised last month as a Gold Award winner for 2012.
The awards, held at the Hilton Metropole at the NEC, are designed to recognise best practice in workplace safety. The panel of judges was made up of 24 highly respected individuals from industry, education, construction, public services and health and safety professional bodies. Other companies to retain their RoSPA Gold Award included BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty Construction, nPower Energy Services, Rolls Royce and the RAF.
Envirocare managing director David Yates, who collected the award, said: “It is important for us to differentiate the service that we provide based on quality. This award provides reassurance that we work safely on sites but it also recognises the investment that we have made in a market-leading management system.”
Franchise director Dan Archer added: “We’re delighted to be presented with this high profile award, but it says far more about the way that our franchisees run their businesses. Our franchisees both helped to secure the win and will also benefit from the reassurance that the award provides to prospective clients.
“Franchising is all about the advantages that following a proven business system brings to a franchisee. Our success in these awards and the other standards-based accreditations that we hold as a business enable a franchisee to gain instant credibility; this award shows that the investment made by the franchisee is safe but also that their staff are safe on site.”