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2017, our busiest start to a year – thanks to our valued employees…

The first few months of 2017 have been the busiest we’ve ever experienced at Spectrum Service solutions; we’ve renewed lots of contracts and won some exceptional new work to add to our growing portfolio.  What’s even better is that many of these new contracts have been won in competitive tenders; recently we’ve brought you news of contract wins at Barony UniversalWyman-Gordon and Scottish Ambulance Service, and we have a few more to announce in the coming days and weeks.

Of course, our valued long-established clients have also been keeping us busy, whilst the events division has already seen two cup semi-finals at Hampden Park and the first event for Kiltwalk 2017.  All of this has meant we’ve fallen behind with our Employee of the Month announcements.

The growth of Spectrum Service Solutions wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and hard work put in by each and every employee, so whilst we may not have announced the winners recently, we have still selected them as usual, and we will continue to celebrate their efforts in this manner in the future.  So, to bring the record up-to-date, we have pleasure announcing three winners at once.

Graham Allan


Graham PicGraham is a true Spectrum success story and we are delighted he was the first Employee of the Month in 2017.

Graham joined the company in May 2014 after attending a joint workshop hosted by Spectrum Service Solutions and Jobs & Business Glasgow which aimed to get unemployed candidates back into work. During this training session we covered information about the Industry, practical task training and provided advice on how to interview and gain employment.

Fortunately, we managed to offer employment to all the attendees; each were offered work at the Commonwealth Games which, for many, led to sustainable long-term employment. We are also proud to say that many of them are still working with Spectrum today.

With his polite and professional approach, Graham stood out immediately.  His attitude was not only confined to fellow employees, but also with our customers.  This, coupled with his work ethic and eye for detail has made it easy to invest in upskilling him; three years on, he is now our Site Manager for Hampden Park Events as well as Supervisor for many other events and specialist cleans.  Graham also provides cover for many skilled roles within the business and it’s not uncommon for our customers to specifically request he stays on their site permanently – a testament to his excellent attitude.

A big thank you and congratulations go to Graham for being the first Employee of the Month for 2017.

Angela Hopkinson


Angela PicOur second Employee of the Month for 2017 went to Angela Hopkinson. Angela has been working with Spectrum since August 2014; Like Graham, she initially worked at Hampden Park during the Commonwealth Games and since then we were able to offer her long-term employment at one of the large call centre sites where we deliver facilities management services.  Angela’s growth has reflected the customer site where she works; as the business has grown, Angela has progressed and is now Supervisor on site and successfully leads a team of like-minded hard working individuals.

Our client, Siobhan Curley, Facilities Co-ordinator, was kind enough to write a few words about the work Angela does on their site, “Angela is a fantastic help, not only with her job role within Ascensos, but also always goes that extra mile to help the business out in many ways. She is a conscientious, meticulous and loyal worker and she has set the benchmark for cleaning standards and truly represents the values of Spectrum Service Solutions.”

Well done Angela for being named the second Employee of the Month for 2017, your hard work is much appreciated.

Carol Cramb


carol PicThe March Employee of the Month award went to Carol Cramb.   Carol is a perfect example of how we develop talent at Spectrum; we always aim to develop and upskill our employees meaning we have greater opportunities to promote from within. Carol joined the business just under one year ago and due to her hard work, growth and previous experience, she is now beginning her new role as Area Manager (East).

Carol began working for Spectrum in a large call centre that we service in Edinburgh and at an early stage it was clear she was not only an exemplary employee, but also a very hard working and capable leader. Over time, Carol became stand-in Supervisor looking after a team of six, she mentored and developed them into a strong team to ensure we are delivering the flexibility required by the customer to the highest possible standard.

This year Carol has been involved in many projects such as the mobilisation of the Scottish Ambulance Stations in Lothian and the two new Citibase sites we have recently been awarded in Edinburgh City and The Gyle. Carol is a hands-on manager, she enjoys working alongside her teams to support and develop them.

Congratulations Carol, we look forward to your valuable contribution to the company in the future, and to watching you develop your new role.


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