C&R receives 14th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

Capital & Regional, the UK’s leading owner and manager of UK community shopping centres, is celebrating after landing its 14th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award, an internationally-recognised and sought-after accolade for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

“ This accomplishment is credit to our fantastic onsite teams, who, every day, demonstrate unwavering commitment to serving our communities to the highest possible standard. As a community shopping centre owner, we have a responsibility to the people within our communities and the business to keep them safe, which has of course come into sharp focus in recent months,” said Kate Thursfield, National Guest Experience Manager, Capital & Regional.

Capital & Regional has received the award in recognition of its tireless work to prevent accidents and ill-health with its centres, ensuing that guests, staff, retail customers and partners get home safely to their families at the end of every working day.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade (Gold).

The ability of our teams to adapt in order to maintain safe shopping and working environments speaks to the diligence and professionalism of our teams. We aspire to be leaders in health and safety in retail and, in light of Covid-19, know that we cannot rest on our laurels, and must continue to adapt and improve our protocols and standards in the years to come.

National Guest Experience Manager
Kate Thursfield

The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK. Receiving entries from organisations around the world, it is today one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7 million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider,” said Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events.

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors, including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management, safety delivered outside of the workplace, and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international organisation, new entry, workforce involvement, leisure organisation, and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2020 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 15th consecutive year.

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