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POLARIS STRENGTHENS TEAM WITH NEW
Zena Goddard joined Polaris
in July 2017 as Business
Development Manager. With
over 10 years of experience in
the distribution and away from
home markets, Zena brings with
her a wealth of experience.
She has successfully
developed our key accounts
into strategic partnerships
through her insightful and
astute understanding of
customer needs and has now
been promoted to Commercial
Paul Wilkes, Managing Director
of Polaris, commented: “I am
delighted with the contribution
Zena is making to the business.
The growth plans we have will be accelerated now Zena is part of the business
and leading the commercial function.”
Zena commented: “‘I am delighted to have joined Polaris at such an exciting
time in the company’s development. I’m looking forward to being part of
Polaris’ continued success in the distribution and away from home market
sectors, and as Polaris continues to further integrate into the Design Group
ON TIME DELIVERY ASSURED AS
CISTERMISER KERAFLO APPOINTS NEW
Customers of Cistermiser Keraflo can
be doubly-confident that deliveries
will arrive on time and in full a er the
UK’s leading intelligent washroom
controls and water e iciency specialist
appointed a new logistics provider.
The partnership with Seven
Sixty Logistics enables real-time
tracking and complete traceability
on transported goods as well as
assurance that time-critical delivery slots will be met.
Steve Dell, Operations Manager for Cistermiser Keraflo, said: “As market leader
whose innovative products are in demand up and down the country, it’s vital we
have a logistics provider we and our customers can rely on.
“Working with Seven Sixty, once the bar code has been scanned on delivery
we can see within 20 seconds who has signed for it, what time it arrived and
that it has the customer’s approval. It gives us full traceability, as sometimes the
delivery can be to a building site."
For Cistermiser Keraflo, Seven Sixty provides a ‘round robin’ service, making
deliveries within a 250-mile radius then calling into the Reading-based
company’s suppliers on the return journey.
Seven Sixty, which is also based in Reading, has been operating courier,
warehousing and distribution services for nearly 30 years and is a member of
the National Courier Association..
GOLD AWARD MAKES CLEANKILL PEST CONTROL AN
INDUSTRY WORLD LEADER
Surrey based Cleankill has become the first
pest control company in the world to be
awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard,
demonstrating the company’s commitment
to high performance through good people
Cleankill Pest Control has o ices in Kenley,
South Croydon, and Seaford, East Sussex, and
employs 33 sta . The company started trading from
a bedroom o ice in 1995 and now has a turnover of
over £2 million.
Cleankill’s Managing Director Paul Bates said:
“As an award-winning pest management company,
Cleankill is extremely proud of its Investors in
People accreditation which it has held since 2005.
A er our 2014 assessment we were awarded
Investors in People Silver status – the first pest
control company in the UK to achieve this level. We
have been working very hard since then to make
improvements and take recommendations on
board and this has paid dividends.”
Investors in People Assessor Anne Hyde added:
“The Investors in People Gold Award is testament to
Cleankill’s commitment to engaging, empowering,
developing and rewarding the whole workforce.”
Cleankill has won a number of awards in recent
years including: Best Business for Sta Training
and Development at the 2016 Croydon Business
Excellence Awards and Green Business of the
Year at the 2017 Gatwick Diamond Awards. The
company was shortlisted for the international
Investors in People Excellence in Social
Responsibility Award in 2016.
Investors in People is the international standard
for people management, defining what it takes
to lead, support and manage people e ectively
to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the
Standard is the Investors in People framework,
reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential
skills and e ective structures required to
outperform in any industry. Investors in People
enables organisations to benchmark against the
best in the business on an international scale.