Now On..... Must End Sunday 1st March
Cardholder event in Evans Cheltenham starts on Thursday 26th Feb and ends Sunday 1st of March.
Existing cardholders get 25% off when they pay with their Evans card, also 15% off when you open an Evans card during the event.
Refreshments will be available in store for customers.
Preventing or drastically reducing shoplifting losses of around £4,000 of goods a year from stores in a Beechwood shopping centre has led to Kate Adams being recognised as one of the top security officers in the country.
Kate, a member of Beechwood shopping centre’s security team, has been presented with a South West British Security Industry Award and now goes forward to the national finals which are judged in March.
When Kate, who joined the Beechwood team just over 18 months ago, heard about the amount of goods being stolen from one of the shops in the centre last summer she prepared a PowerPoint presentation which she delivered to staff.
“It was all fairly simple and straightforward and mainly concentrated on communicating with customers when they arrived in the shop and while they were shopping,“ said Kate. “The staff took the talk on board and almost overnight the volume of goods taken reduced dramatically so I went around other stores with the same presentation and everyone has seen it work.”
Kate, 25, joined Beechwood from Regent Arcade having previously worked in security at Cavendish House for House of Fraser.
The BSIA's awards reward security officers for their dedication, loyalty, teamwork, customer service skills, use of technology and bravery and are presented both regionally and nationally in five categories: Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Use of Technology, Best Team and Best Newcomer and the winners have automatic nomination to the national finals.
Kate and the Beechwood team are employed by contractors Westgrove Group who provide security and cleaning at the centre.
Centre manager Owen Acland congratulated Kate on her achievement and said they were all proud of her success and wished her all the best for the nationals.