Bournbrook Opening Team (Student Accommodation)
Nomination for: Lily Badger, Brendan Creaby, Andy Lee, Fay Jenkinson, Ravinder Bindarh, Belinda Williams, Sheila Vale, Brendan Tierney, Khalfan Bhurin. The team were promised a new building would be ready to clean, snag and prepare five weeks before their first guests. Four and half weeks after that, Bournbrook was handed over, with just four days before students were due to arrive. The team managed to deliver training, clean the whole building from top to bottom, identify problems, deliver stock, audit and make final checks to 178 bedrooms and 34 kitchens in record time. All of this took place whilst Jarratt Hall was also being prepared, by the same team. Under great pressure, the team opened the building on time and with enough forethought to ensure a great welcome was ready for our new students. New buildings are always difficult to manage, but the late nights with mops and brooms paid off, with no complaints and many compliments on arrivals weekend. A remarkable performance by a superb team.