Customer contact centre recognised for outstanding customer service

ICS service mark
Our customer contact centre, managed by Echo Managed Services, has been awarded the Institute of Customer Service (ICS), ServiceMark for its outstanding achievement and commitment to customer service excellence.

The ICS ServiceMark is an independent internationally recognised benchmark of an organisation’s achievement in customer service, and is awarded based on customer satisfaction feedback and an assessment of employee engagement within an organisation’s customer service strategy.

An independent survey of South Staffs Water’s customers indicated that satisfaction levels were  well above the UK average score for the utilities sector in the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (81.0 compared to the UK average of 73.8). The levels were higher than that of all the water and energy companies included in the published index.

Echo joins a select and esteemed list of ServiceMark recipients including Volkswagen Group, Wickes and 'Which?' and will maintain its accreditation until April 2022.

Monica Mackintosh, managing director at Echo Managed Services, commented:

“Customer service has always been a central focus for Echo, so it’s hugely rewarding for our team to be recognised by such a high-profile independent organisation in this way. We take great pride in delivering a quality service to South Staffs Water’s customers; working in close partnership with our client to drive service excellence.”

Phil Newland, managing director at South Staffs Water said:

“This is wonderful news for the team and a recognition that our customers will receive a good customer service when they contact us. We know from customer feedback that good customer service is one of their main priorities and that happy staff provide a positive customer experience. So I’d like to congratulate all of the team and thank them for their excellent work.”

Jo Causon, CEO, Institute of Customer Service said:

“Huge congratulations to Echo and South Staffs Water for achieving ServiceMark accreditation. The insights gained from the customer and employee feedback gathered as part of the accreditation, will help them further establish a strong position to deliver for their customers. In today’s challenging environment, this success shows that by focusing on improving the customer experience an organisation can positively impact business performance.”

Posted: 24 May 2019