London, United Kingdom, November 04, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- By anyone’s standards Powerchex is a real success. NatWest certainly think so, having declared the company national finalist in the NatWest Thames Gateway Business Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in the O2 Arena on November 23rd, and hosted by former member of the pop group Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp.
Though founded less than three years ago Powerchex was nominated finalist in three categories: Business of the Year, Growth Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year.
Alexandra Kelly, MD of Powerchex was delighted: “Three years ago, when I presented the business plan of Powerchex to the Dragons in the Den, they mocked me and said that it could not be done; our hard work and unique service proposition has made us the most celebrated pre-employment screening firm in the City”.
Alexandra was nominated finalist in the Business Person of the Year category for her achievement in guiding Powerchex through its early stages and developing the business into the most respected pre-employment screening firm in the UK.
Providing a vital employment reference checking service mainly into the financial services sector, Powerchex has attracted over 120 major city clients and national clients along the way. In doing so Powerchex has become the fastest growing pre-employment company in the UK.
As the company’s dynamic Managing Director, Alexandra Kelly will tell you: “Pre-employment checking is not merely a prudent business practice, but a vital necessity for virtually every company.”
Powerchex emerged as a finalist, because it offers customer service beyond expectation in an industry which traditionally is slow to respond and offers a limited range of information. The company attributes its success in working with local organisations such as the University of East London and Tower Hamlets’ Skillsmatch to employ local graduates and train them to the standard that its clients have learned to expect.
The company has strong ethics, rewarding its staff well and investing in CSR. After being rejected by Dragons’ Den, Alexandra Kelly has bounced back to prove them wrong building a dynamic company with personality in a sector that isn’t known for it.