Builders' Merchants News
Chandlers recognises staff with awards
Published:  27 February, 2017

Chandlers Building Supplies recently presented Halesowen Timber sales co-ordinator Sam Lock with its first Outstanding Contribution Award and Brighton branch timber distribution driver Premysl Vik with its Best New Starter Award.

Ms Lock joined Chandlers in January 2015 and quickly immersed herself into the business. In the nomination it was noted how she is often heard politely challenging other staff about yard housekeeping and how she has been instrumental in making many improvements at the branch.

The two winners were each presented with a certificate and a £500 cheque.

Regardless of having only been a Chandlers HGV driver since January 2016, the pivotal role Mr Vik plays in ensuring the Brighton branch’s distribution service’s success was noted in his nomination. Through his job, he delivers to all Chandlers branches. This sometimes means a 3am start to ensure he reaches the Midlands’ depots on time and his extremely positive and flexible attitude was recognised by the judges.

Chandlers introduced both awards last year and nominations were received from across the merchant’s 13 branches. The winners of the awards were chosen by a panel of judges made up of managing director Andrew Cope, director Danny Spokes and HR manager Christine Pitts.

Mr Cope said: “Our fantastic team is a major part of Chandlers’ continued success and I’m delighted we introduced a scheme to acknowledge individual staff who are great ambassadors for the company, have a strong team spirit and who are prepared to go above and beyond.

“All the nominees were extremely worthy and it was very pleasing to read the individual nominations. Congratulations to the winners for their thoroughly deserved awards.”