We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management Impact awards in the Frontline Heroes category.
The team at Edmonton Green Shopping centre have been nominated for the second year for their incredible support of their local area throughout the pandemic. The team put together the Covid Response plan which included a range of initiatives such as launching a free community library, supporting The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal, arranging food parcels and baby bank donations , as well as retailer support packages to help them through the difficult period. Between August 2020 and April 2021, they raised over £7,000 for charity, have supported three local schools, aided five local organisations and supported retailers in obtaining free advertising and marketing materials to help drive sales during store closers and restrictions.
Babatunde Otunla (aka David) was nominated for his dedicated work throughout lockdown, where he remained focused, upbeat, and service driven, while dealing with the anxiety associated with working throughout a pandemic, as well as his response to a sub-station explosion in a building. David had to keep one eye on his own safety and wellbeing, while being responsible for ensuring the building remained safe and clean for occupiers to use. To add to the obvious concerns around personal safety, there was also job security to consider as colleagues and friends at the building were being placed on furlough or made redundant. Because of David, there was no drop in service and occupiers felt comfortable to attend their building when needed.
The winners will be announced at the IWFM Impact Awards ceremony on 11th October.