Jack McAvoy (27 years), a Working at Height Specialist window cleaner with Nationwide Window Cleaning Ltd, has won the top national Award in the 2015 programme organised by the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC), the profession’s trade body.
Jack, who has been a window cleaner for 11 years, 7 with Nationwide, was awarded the highly coveted and contested FWC ‘Employee of the Year 2015’ Award from hundreds of nominations. The FWC said that Jack was “The cream of a very talented professional crop.”
Working for Nationwide Window Cleaning in the South Eastern Region, Jack has worked on many of the tallest and most prestigious buildings including The British Museum, Imperial College and Heathrow Airport; using a range of window cleaning techniques from Cradles and Bosun’s Chair to High Level Access Machinery.
Judging was based on individual qualifications and reasons for entry; length of time employed by the company and within the profession; and customer testimonials submitted.
Jack, who won the Nationwide Window Cleaning Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year Awards in 2014 out of 200 employees, received his FWC Award certificate, trophy and £100 gift voucher from FWC Executive Scott Smith.
Jack said: “I’m over the moon – three Awards in 12 months is terrific. I am absolutely delighted. Today customers’ standards have never been higher and to get some of the client references I received makes this demanding job worthwhile.”
Three Nationwide Window Cleaning directors including Managing Director Thornton Tasker, who founded the company; attended the presentation at The Cleaning Show in London’s Excel centre. Thornton said: “Jack illustrates that our training programme is working. He is a shining example of the best in the business.”