Wyre Forest Fire Station cleaner Sue nets award for her hard work

Cleaner award

A cleaner at Wyre Forest Fire Station has netted a top award for her work and for her positive influence around the station.

Sue Smith, who works for contract cleaning company Solo Service Group, picked up a £25 voucher and a bunch of flowers from her company after being nominated for the Cleaner of the Month award by Wyre Forest Station Commander Bob Sproat.

“Sue not only has a fastidious approach to keeping the station at such a high standard of cleanliness, but she has a very calming and reassuring manner with the crews, all of whom think the world of her,” said SC Sproat.

“Often if they are returning from a challenging incident or are having a tough day at work Sue is always on hand as a listening ear and to reassure; her jovial character and positive outlook is hugely beneficial to our staff who know her to always be friendly and approachable.

“The role of a cleaner on station should never be under-estimated; often their role on station transcends that of simply doing the cleaning.

“Sue is a compassionate and supportive individual who is seen here as a trusted and valued colleague – so much so she is not seen as working for a contractor, but is one of us. That undoubtedly speaks volumes about her approach to her work and her value to our team.”

“The police officers in the Safer Neighbourhood office at the fire station also said what a great job Sue does,” added Nicky Jauncey, facilities manager for HWFRS (PCC West Mercia).

Sue received the award from SC Sproat and his team at a presentation at the fire station.

Pictured: (from left) Solo area manager Julie Wood, Crew Commander Wayne Berry, Station Commander Bob Sproat, Sue Smith and Watch Commander Neil Bennett