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STANTA score 100% in Customer First accreditation

We have recently been re-assessed for our Customer First accreditation (which happens bi-annually) and we are pleased and proud that we achieved a 100% score in the three areas:

Customer Relationships

  1. We build successful lomg-term relationships with our customers
  2. We identify our customer needs at the first point of contact with us
  3. Where appropriate, our customers can access other relevant and related services through their contact with us
  4. We clearly specify what are customers can expect from the service we provide to then
  5. We deliver services to our customers in a timely manner or within agreed timeframes
  6. The needs of our customers are reviewed appropriately during service delivery
  7. Our people follow clear guidelines to select the most appropriate organisation to either contract with or refer to, in the best interests of the customer
  8. Our people have access to relevant information that is accurate and up to date
  9. We gather customer feedback to check the effectiveness of our service delivery and identify opportunities for improvement
  10. Where appropriate, we follow up our customers after we refer them to others
  11. We always follow up and swiftly resolve customer complaints or concerns
  12. We evaluate, review and understand the impact our services have on our customer

Market Awareness

  1. All our people and those working on our behalf understand the purpose, aims and values of our organisation
  2. We have overall business objectives that we measure and regularly review
  3. We regularly review and identify the different needs of our customer groups
  4. We keep our people up-to-date with the changes in our industry sector and other related service provision
  5. We build successful long term relationships with other organisations to the benefit of our customers
  6. Potential customers are carefully selected and targeted in any marketing activity
  7. The introduction of every new or changed service is based on a clear rationale
  8. We develop and improve our services by working in partnership with other organisations
  9. We share knowledge with our customers and where appropriate, with other organisations.
  10. We set overall objectives for service delivery which we regularly review to ascertain how our performance affects our customers
  11. We support continuous improvement – we are able to demonstrate that we learn from our experience and make improvements to our services as a result

People

  1. We ensure we recruit the right people with a customer focused attitude by using effective and appropriate recruitment methods in line with equality of opportunity principles
  2. Our people understand their role within our organisation and are clear about what we expect from them
  3. Our people have the necessary skills to effectively understand and meet customer needs
  4. We use customer feedback to evaluate our people’s performance
  5. We regularly review and appraise our people to ensure that they are developed to perform their job effectively
  6. Our people have training and development which is evaluated to ensure that it has a positive impact on customer delivery
  7. We act in the best interests of our customers at all times

The assessor sent this quote:

“The absolute commitment to continuous improvement underpinned by a team of motivated, engage, and highly skilled people will no doubt ensure the organisation capitalises on whatever the future holds.”