Global Recognition for ISS UK Healthcare

MD Chris Ash receives Outstanding Contribution Award


Chris Ash, Managing Director for ISS Healthcare has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Healthcare business sector, not just in the United Kingdom but across the World.

As the leader of the ISS Global Healthcare Forum he has been responsible for hosting numerous ‘Best Practice’ sessions as well as providing advice and operational support to colleagues across three continents. All with the aim of improving services to some of our most vulnerable customers – hospital patients.

The award was presented by ISS Group COO’s, Martin Gaarn Thomsen and Richard Sykes at the Group’s Top Management Conference (TMC) held in Zurich. Martin praised Chris’ approach saying he is; “an excellent example of a great leader who has a strong track record in managing safety, who has consistently delivered a world class service over many years and who continues to be a real asset to the company showing delivery of excellence across your customer base.”

In response, Chris paid tribute to his team saying: “This was a real honour as the number of awards issued at TMC are limited and it is hugely prestigious to win one when you have 41 ISS countries competing and the myriad of sectors and businesses that sit within each country, both public and private.

It is therefore immensely rewarding when the efforts of our teams across the NHS are recognised at the highest level. The award is a testament to our 24/7 hospital based ISS teams who support the clinical delivery of services, and our commitment to continuous improvement and drive to seek new ways of working with our core customer, the NHS.”


Note to editors:

Pictured L to R: Martin Gaarn Thomsen, Group COO: Chris Ash, Managing Director, ISS Healthcare; Richard Sykes, Regional COO, Western Europe



For more information about ISS UK, please contact:

Rebecca Jennings, PR & Social Media Manager | Tel: 0845 057 6574 | Email: Rebecca.jennings@uk.issworld.com


For more information about ISS UK’s Public Sector, please contact:

Craig Smith, Head of Corporate Affairs | Tel: 07774 759 558 | Email: craig.smith@uk.issworld.com



About ISS in the UK & Ireland:

ISS is a leading global provider of facility services for public agencies and private sector companies, employing approx 490,000 people worldwide.

In the UK & Ireland alone, we employ approximately 46,100 employees who are dedicated to delivering high-quality support services. Our services include facilities management, engineering, energy management, catering, cleaning, food and hospitality, front of house, security, consultancy and landscaping.

ISS is committed to doing business the right way. We are actively involved in corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives.

As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, ISS pledges support to the British Armed Forces to ensure that those who serve or have served and their families are treated fairly.

ISS is also a Gold Award winner of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (Defence ERS) in recognition of its work as a member of the VETS pilot partnership. As such, ISS supports the transition of Armed Forces personnel into civilian employment.

Businesses which hold ERS Gold Awards proactively advocate and support the Armed Forces community - both internally to employees and externally to the wider community. These organisations also introduce HR policies to encourage the recruitment of Armed Forces personnel, spouses and veterans, and enable reservists to fulfil their annual training and mobilisation.

ISS UK offers a package of opportunities for armed forces service personnel, their families and dependents; workshops to transition to employment, with webinar versions in development for those unable to attend in person. Mentors are provided for those entering the civilian workplace and Reservists have additional paid leave.


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