Grade One

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Anna Bilas

Operations Manager
Telephone: 07748 985965
E-mail: anna@grade-one.co.uk
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Martin-Baron

Martin Baron

Operations Manager
Telephone: 07825535998
E-mail: Grade.one@simmons-simmons.com

Year you started at Grade One:
2009

Brief job description:
I am the Operations Manager for the London area, and currently look after several prestigious contracts including Simmons and Simmons, Morrison and Forester, British Red Cross, Liquidnet and Mimecast

What did you do before you joined Grade One:
I was area manager for another cleaning company in London

The skill or talent you are most proud of:

I am multi-lingual

Hobbies and Interests:
I love to travel around the world and experience different cultures

 

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Nigel Hewett

Nigel Hewett

Operations Manager
Telephone: 07887 762089
E-mail: nigel@grade-one.co.uk

Year you started at Grade One:
2006

Brief job description:
My role at Grade One is of Ops Manager and I have to visit sites, communicating with cleaning operatives and making sure the materials are available to carry out relevant tasks. I also train cleaners as and when required.
I carry out monthly SLAs, stores orders, prepare wage sheets etc.

What did you do before you joined Grade One:
I started working in the cleaning industry when I was 13, working with my Dad as part of a mobile team in London where I eventually became supervisor. When I was 23 I was then promoted to an Area Manager and continued in that roll until 2006 after which left to join Grade One.

What you most enjoy about working for Grade One:
Being part of a team, meeting new people and watching cleaning operatives achieve their goals in a challenging environment.

The skill or talent you are most proud of:
Communication, loyalty and knowledge of the industry I’ve gained through many years of watching and learning.

Hobbies and Interests:
Football (Arsenal) and Speedway.

A fact that your colleagues don’t know about you:
I’ve recently started to learn to play the guitar and how to knit.

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Margaret-Longley

Margaret Longley

Operations Manager
Telephone: 07879 000354
E-mail: margaretlongley@grade-one.co.uk

Year you started at Grade One:
2004

Brief job description:
I visit sites to make sure all staff are cleaning in accordance with the specification, carry out any Training required and make sure the clients are satisfied with our service including carrying out monthly audits. I also employ new staff when required, organise relief staff where needed, input wages on a weekly basis and order stock. In summary I keep my contracts running to a good standard which involves good communication to all clients, operatives and the Head of Operations.

What did you do before you joined Grade One:
I worked for 2 years with a national contractor as an Area Manager before being moved on a TUPE basis to a regional cleaning company, where I remained for 12 years rising to the role of Regional Manager before joining Grade One as an Operations Manger.

What you most enjoy about working for Grade One:
I mostly enjoy working for Grade One as all staff tend to work as a team. Also as I have been running a majority of my contracts for a period of time, I am now proud of maintaining them to a high standard.

The skill or talent you are most proud of:
I’m an expert at stripping and polishing floors! The end result gives tremendous satisfaction.

Hobbies and Interests:
Going on holidays in the sun. Gardening.

A fact that your colleagues don’t know about you:
I enjoy sewing and I even made my own wedding and bridesmaids dresses 25 years ago.

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Jim-Corrigan

Jim Corrigan

Chairman
Telephone: 01634 828544
E-mail: Jim@grade-one.co.uk

Year I started Grade One:
1995

Brief job description:
I help my Managing Director with the strategic direction of the business and oversee our Board meetings, ensuring the senior management of Grade One is performing to the expectations of our customers and staff.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy golf, watching other sports and spoiling my Granddaughter.

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Stephen-Corrigan

Stephen Corrigan

Managing Director
Telephone: 01634 828544
E-mail: stephen@grade-one.co.uk

Year you started at Grade One:
1995

Brief job description:
I am responsible for the overall performance and strategic direction of the business.

What you most enjoy about working for Grade One:

I think the fact that we are a family business gives us an advantage over a lot of our competitors, as we have a very tight knit team that behave in a flexible manner. We can make instant decisions and react to strategic and operational needs as required. It’s this agility and team spirit that I find most rewarding about running Grade One.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf and I am a season ticket holder at Arsenal.

 

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