Cleankill Pest Control was named Croydon's 'Best Employer' at the 2018 Croydon Business Excellence Awards. In addition, the company was also Commended in the category for 'Best SME'
Commenting on the award, Managing Director Paul Bates said: "We are extremely pleased to have been recognied as a great employer. When Cleankill was setup it was with an ethos of being a good, proactive place to work that provides excellent customer service. To have this acknowledged at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards means a lot to us.
"Investing in our business and our staff is a central part of our business plan. We believe you can only provide first-class service if your staff are highly trained, are treated well, and are remunerated properly. Winning this award in the same year we received the Investors in People Gold Standard, shows that this approach to running a business is working."
The Croydon Business Excellence Awards recognises success among Croydon's businesses community, with the winners being announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Grand Sapphire The evening, hosted by TV presenter Michael Underwood, included a charity auction in aid of Croydon Commitment and the Mayor of Croydon's chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.
The award continues a successful few years at national and regional business awards. In 2016, Cleankill was named 'Best Business for Staff Training and Development' and 'Best Green Business' at the same awards; in 2017, 'Green Business of the Year' at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, 'Provider of the Year' at the ARMA Ace Awards, 'Best Customer Service' at the Lewes District Business Awards, and Technical Manager, Chris Davis, was recognized for his 'Outstanding Commitment and Performance in Training and Development' at the British Pest Management Awards. In 2018, Cleankill has already been named Responsible Business of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards.
Cleankill Pest Control operates from bases in Croydon and Seaford, and has been providing pest control services to London and the South East since 1995. It was founded with a desire to create a company that placed customer service, respect for the environment, care for the community and staff development on an equal footing with profitability.
Cleankill Pest Control deals with 'distress' pests such as wasps and fleas, as well as preventative maintenance against public health pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches and birds. The company prides itself on fast and efficient service delivery and aims to be recognised as a market leader for innovation, 'green' and new pest control techniques.