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Compass Group Awards Cleaner £10,000 for “Be A Star” Award

Compass Group Awards Cleaner £10,000 for “Be A Star” Award
14 December 2022

Jackie Kennedy, a cleaner who works for FM company 14forty, has won a £10,000 prize for her charity work.

Jackie started collecting loose change she found while cleaning, starting a fundraising campaign for Ukrainian refugees which led to £110,000 being donated to the Red Cross. She also provides support to a young persons’ homeless charity.

Jackie is was nominated by Ian Hillard, Transition Director with 14forty, in the “Supporting Communities” category of the company’s Be A Star programme.  Be A Star asks teams to nominate colleagues across three categories, who have gone above and beyond in: helping colleagues, delighting customers and supporting communities. Compass Group, who owns 14forty, awarded Jackie its very first “Legend” award.

2,568 colleagues were nominated throughout the year, but Jackie was selected overall champion from among the 325 other Be A Star winners.


Watch Jackie Receive her Award




Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, surprised Jackie at work at Essar in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, presenting her with her prize.

Jackie said: “I just can’t believe this has happened to me! I want to thank Ian and everyone I work with – I can’t wait to tell my daughter!”

Jackie’s nominator, Ian Hillard, Transition Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “Jackie has been a wonderful member of my team for many years – she shows the very best of human nature, and her selflessness knows no bounds. I am so proud to have Jackie representing 14forty at my contract every single day”.

Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, added: “Compass is nothing without our people - they make a difference to the lives of those around them every single day. I’d like to say thank you to all of our people for all they do and an especially huge well done to our 2022 ‘Legend’ Jackie Kennedy, who has received our highest accolade in recognition of her hard work, fundraising and extraordinarily selfless dedication to others in her community. Her own courage, resilience and spirit shine as a beacon of the best of human nature. She is the pride of Compass.” 

Picture: a photograph of Robin Mills and Jackie Kennedy, both holding a giant cheque. Image Credit: Compass Group

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 14 December 2022


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