SBC Property Services received stirring commendations on their high safety and quality standards from Mid-Derbyshire Parliamentary Candidate, Pauline Latham, on her recent visit to their West Hallam premises.
The meeting, held on 18th February, was part of Pauline Latham”s ”Latham Listens” initiative, which sees Mrs. Latham selecting and visiting key businesses throughout her potential Mid-Derbyshire constituency, to gain a greater understanding of the issues facing local businesses.SBC Property Services, owned and managed by Sheila and Steve Balaam of Draycott, Derbyshire, provides plumbing, tiling, kitchen and bathroom installation, plastering, bricklaying and roofing work to private and commercial clients. The company gears its service offering towards providing ”the safe family home environment”, with all staff members and subcontractors being Criminal Records Bureau checked. SBC is also Safe Contractor Certified, meaning that it has been independently tested and assessed to ensure compliance with the latest health and safety measures.
Following their hour-long meeting, which saw the debating of subjects spanning business support, safety and debt recovery, Mrs. Latham commented on what she saw to be SBC’s key value offerings: ”The fact that you’ve got a 7 point guarantee’ you don’t normally get that and that makes you the cut above. Having dealt with all of these trades personally at home over the years, they are not generally reliable and they don’t always do what they say they’re going to do…if you can guarantee that workmanship and quality, you’re going to appeal to the people that want a proper and not a cut price job”.
On the conclusions deduced from the meeting, SBC Director, Sheila Balaam commented: â€œI am glad that Mrs Latham recognised our stringent quality and safety measures. In addition, we necessitate that all staff, no matter how experienced, qualify to NVQ level as an assurance of quality to our customers”.
Asked to provide a closing comment on her experience with SBC, Mrs. Latham remarked: ”Well it seems to me from what I’ve gathered today that you are a good company that cares about what you are doing, that you want to do a good job and that you’re working very hard at achieving this”. Armed with information from such meetings, should Mrs Latham be voted into Westminster this May, she will be able to vote on legislation that affects the success of companies just like SBC in Mid Derbyshire.