Betterhomes announces five and ten-year service awards

by • July 2, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)1274

Betterhomes, Northern Ireland’s largest locally owned home improvement company, has announced new five- and ten-year service awards for loyal employees.

Founded by David Boyd and Gary Sinnerton in 1998, Betterhomes is known for its extensive range of low-maintenance, high-quality uPVC windows, doors, conservatories and roofline products. Strong performance over recent years has prompted the company to diversify into kitchen, bedroom and bathroom supply – and also to eye up markets beyond the province.

The new awards are an indication of the value the company places on its staff. Stephanie Braniff, sales manager and Alan Mallard, store manager who have both been with Betterhomes for ten years are the first recipients of the awards.

Stephanie Braniff commented: “Myself and colleague Alan are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition today – I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank David and Gary, who have been fantastic employers to me for the past ten years.

“In that time, I have not only had personal career progression, but I have seen the company grow from a team of 25 staff offering a small range of products, to a team of over 100 offering everything from kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms to our core product of uPVC windows, conservatories and sunrooms to both private residential and the commercial market.”

David Boyd, director, Betterhomes commented: “I am delighted to award Stephanie and Alan with these awards in recognition of their time here. They have been long-valued members of the team and an integral part of our success story.

“We’ve outpaced our competitors by giving our own people constant encouragement to take on bigger challenges and new responsibilities.

“That approach enables us to evolve better strategies for sales and marketing, for purchasing, and for service delivery – and so make absolutely sure that our client experience remains second to none.”

Betterhomes’ open-door management policy means that the company’s seniors actively welcome input from every section of the workforce. On-the-job training is standard, career-related study options are promoted, and working parents are encouraged to take advantage of flexible hours. Meanwhile, the Betterhomes Apprentice Scheme is taking the company’s recruitment process out into the more disadvantaged areas of the community.

David Boyd concluded: “I’m passionate about this. We want to find good people and help them become even better – and the service awards are one more aspect of that commitment. Growing our skill base has been vital in building our unrivalled reputation.”

Betterhomes has certainly succeeded in keeping staff turnover at an absolute minimum. The company has just acquired 15 new employees – and expects to hold on to every one of them.

Betterhomes is open to both residential and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.betterhomesgroup.com.

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