A former professional footballer who moved to London to work for JPC by Samsic has won the 2020 Premises & Facilities Management Magazine (PFM) Team Member Award.
JPC were prominent in the winners’ roster at yesterday’s event (March 17th 2021) picking up the Partners of Cleaning Award and Partners in Cleaning, Large Estates Award for its Regent’s Place and Here East contracts respectively.
Anderson Ferreira gave up a professional footballer career in Italy to meet his future wife and explore new adventures in life when he moved to London in 2015.
He quickly proved himself and became a Working Supervisor just a year after joining JPC.
Directly responsible for all operational aspects of the external cleaning on the estate and working closely with the management team, Anderson elevated cleaning standards to a level soon noticed by everyone onsite.
In September 2018, with the full support of JPC and Here East, he stepped back from his role to dedicate time to a family member suffering with a serious health issue.
In April 2019 he was promoted to a Non-working Supervisor role and remained in that position until lockdown.
“He’s a remarkable guy with the most fantastic customer services skills,” says Here East JPC Account Manager, Francis Amador. “Everybody here knows him and he them.
“Anderson’s ability to remember people’s names is legendary. Learning new things is never a problem, he is always keen and willing to learn new things whether related to his role or not.
“He is a natural leader and a role model to the team, bringing everyone together to overcome issues by inspiring, directing and supporting one another. It’s a pleasure to see how he engages with the Here East management team helping out on projects and tasks that may be outside his remit yet for which he always brings real value.
“It cannot have been an easy transition, from professional footballer to cleaning operative, having to adjust quickly to a new lifestyle and learn a new language, but Anderson showed how it was done, and more.
“I don’t know many people like Anderson and I truly believe he deserves to be recognised for being a huge asset to our team and recognised for his professionalism and commitment to JPC and Here East.”
Says JPC by Samsic managing director, John Conry Jnr:
“We’re absolutely delighted that Anderson has been recognised by the PFM Award judging panel as outstanding in the category of Team Member Award and thrilled to find ourselves winning further awards for our work at Here East and Regent’s Place.
“Anderson embodies our values brilliantly. His passion for his work and the team is evident in his dedication to always go the extra mile to deliver excellent service. He takes personal responsibility for ensuring the high standards the team are capable of are consistently executed. He leads with pride, compassion and determination.
“Anderson’s authenticity is what sets him apart. His genuine care and concern for people, whether team members, tenants or visitors is one of the things that makes him a true role model for the team. He inspires us all – with his desire to learn, with his ability to overcome all obstacles, and with his positivity in the face of any situation.
“For us, Anderson was always a winner. We’re just elated that PFM have agreed.”