The Westgrove Group based in Warrington, has fought off stiff international competition to scoop a prestigious RoSPA Award, demonstrating its commitment to health and safety excellence.
Westgrove won a RoSPA Gold Award in the Health & Safety Performance category, demonstrating its dedication to ensuring its colleagues get home safely at the end of every working day.
This is Westgrove’s second successful year on achieving a RoSPA Gold Award.
The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
While most awards are non-competitive – recognising individual organisations’ achievements – competitive awards are presented in 20 industry sectors and for specialist areas of health and safety management.
Westgrove Head of Health, Safety & Compliance, Angela Crawford said “The RoSPA Gold Award is a fantastic achievement, and recognition of all the hard work, commitment and support within all areas of the business, to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of all our colleagues.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said:
“Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.
“We are thrilled that Westgrove has won a RoSPA Award and would like to congratulate them on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping their employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”
Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.
The Westgrove Group was founded by Group Chairmen Simon Whittle and Steve Fives. Based in Warrington, Cheshire, Westgrove employs over 1000 colleagues and specialises in providing security, cleaning, technical services and customer service to shopping centres and mixed-use destinations, corporate offices, business parks and manufacturing throughout the UK. Following a successful 25-year history, the company expanded in 2020 to add technical services to enhance its well-established award-winning soft services provision.