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De Vere wins gold at The RoSPA Health & Safety Awards

Darren Cook, head of group compliance, facilities and risk management, and Jemma Hodgson, regional compliance manager

Harrogate-based De Vere, a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels and event destinations​ across the UK, has achieved a gold award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping staff get home safely at the end of the working day, in the 2019 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.

The RoSPA Awards ceremony, which took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Gail Hunter, De Vere’s HR Director, said: “This is a fantastic result for De Vere and true recognition of the relentless work behind the scenes by our compliance team.

“The safety of our colleagues and guests is at the forefront of our risk management programme which in itself is a brand standard.  Through an ongoing cycle of training and development and best practice initiatives, we have embedded a risk adverse culture which is integral at all levels of our operation.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Head of Qualifications, Awards and Events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work, Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards.

“Highly respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

The majority of RoSPA awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

 

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