A huge congratulations and THANK YOU to Hugo Burgos, our Health and Safety Advisor, for 10 Years Long Service with us at Regular Cleaning. We know you have worked hard for this accomplishment and we truly appreciate your diligence and dedication.
“I moved to the UK from Bolivia in 2002. I started at Regular Cleaning in 2009 as a Cleaning Operative. I felt welcomed into the company and valued as an employee. My English skills were very little at that stage, which meant this was a great deal for me. I was determined to make an impression and show my ability.
My strong attention to detail and trustworthiness meant that I was quickly recognised as a hard worker. I felt quit shy and reserved due to the language barrier, however my English quickly improved through talking to colleagues and clients. During this time I built a strong working relationship with the Contract Manager George Wakeling. I became confident at my role and soon felt the need to move forward and progress into a more senior position. I took the initiative and asked George for regular updates on vacancies and trainings available.
After one year at Regular Cleaning, I applied for a Mobile Supervisor role and got all the support needed from George. My proactive approach and willingness to learn meant that I was the right candidate and was offered the post. The main challenge in this new role was to successfully supervise a team with multi-cultural differences and to learn about management processes. Regular Cleaning provided me with Management training. I became even more confident and took the opportunity for a secondment as a Contract Manager which enabled me to communicate and network with clients on a regular basis, and demonstrate my newly acquired management skills.
I always remained very expressive and open about my wish to develop even more. Regular Cleaning rewarded me for my enthusiasm and encouraged me to apply for the Health and Safety Advisor post in Head Office. I was slightly hesitant at first but decided to give it a chance. I applied and was given the job! This became a new challenge; I knew I would have lots of learning to do. It has now been 6 years that I am a Health and Safety Advisor with Regular Cleaning. My new line Director, Gary Williamson; gave me all the training and assistance needed. I was always encouraged and successfully passed a level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety alongside a few other courses. I am still gaining experience on auditing and making my way towards further qualifications.
Today, I am celebrating my 10 years anniversary working for Regular Cleaning. When reflecting back, my first thought is: This has been one “wow” of a ride! There have been highs and lows and many challenges along the way, but they all contributed to take me where I am now; which is a place where I am satisfied with my job and where I see a career for myself. I want to take this opportunity to thank anyone at Regular Cleaning that have contributed to my progress and encouraged me throughout the years. Thank you all for believing in me! Also, a special thanks to George Wakeling and Gary Williamson; whom have given me the extra push I needed and whose sense of humour made any hard time worthwhile! Already 10 years with Regular Cleaning! No regrets, only hopes.” – Hugo Burgos