A street sweeper working in Kentish Town has been awarded the coveted title of Employee of the Quarter by Veolia in Camden for his dedication and willingness to go the extra mile.
Dave Wiggan, who has been working for Veolia in Camden for four and a half years, was presented his award by senior management from Veolia and Camden Council at Veolia’s depot in Holmes Road, Kentish Town.
A prime factor in Dave’s success was the huge praise he received for helping a very elderly man on the street one day who was struggling with his trolley. Dave took the time to walk the trolley all the way up the road for the gentleman, and at the old man's very slow pace too, chatting with him all the way. This was witnessed by local residents who contacted Veolia with their compliments for his actions.
Russell Griffiths, Veolia’s Senior Contract Manager in Camden, said: “”Dave is always smiling, never absent and we know we can let him get on with his job with zero fuss. I’ve had nothing but excellent reports from his managers and client officers, but in particular I’d like to thank Dave for his actions in assisting the elderly gentleman as that shows a real community spirit.”
Teresa Davey, Veolia’s Street Cleansing Manager in Camden, said: Dave is an ideal ambassador for Veolia and Camden. He’s a very cheerful, pleasant member of the workforce. Dave is always willing to assist in areas outside his remit and he has an excellent relationship with his colleagues and our client.”
Richard Bradbury, Camden Council’s Environmental Services Manager, said: “Camden is a very challenging place to work and frontline services such as street cleansing can be difficult. However Dave is fantastic at delivering clean streets in his area, helping out and being a part of the community. His actions and performance reflect the Council’s partnership ethos so this award is fully deserved.”