Award recognition for Jack’s good customer service

National Campaign for Courtesy presentation by Jimmy Cricket to Jack Pont of Seaside Furniture. September 5th 2012 E36028N'(L to R standing): Edward Thomas of National Campaign for Courtesy, Gaye Vaughn, Jimmy Cricket, winner Jack Pout, Helen Pout, Peter G. Foot of National Campaign for Courtesy, (kneeling L) David Pout and (R) Billy Pout.
National Campaign for Courtesy presentation by Jimmy Cricket to Jack Pont of Seaside Furniture. September 5th 2012 E36028N'(L to R standing): Edward Thomas of National Campaign for Courtesy, Gaye Vaughn, Jimmy Cricket, winner Jack Pout, Helen Pout, Peter G. Foot of National Campaign for Courtesy, (kneeling L) David Pout and (R) Billy Pout.

GOOD customer service and being polite has landed an Eastbourne man with an award.

Jack Pout works at his parents’ business Seaside Furniture and was given an award for outstanding courtesy by the National Campaign for Courtesy.

It came about after Edward Thomas, who lives in Eastbourne and is a member of the campaign, called in to buy four dining chairs.

Mr Thomas said, “So impressed was I with Jack’s attention to detail and friendly professionalism that I recommended him for an award.

“As a member of the campaign I am always on the lookout for examples of courtesy and good manners and I am delighted to recommend Jack, at 18, our youngest recipient of the award, and to be able to redress the balance of the image often held about young people.”

Jack was presented with his award by comedian Jimmy Cricket, who is a patron of the campaign.

Also at the presentation was campaign chairman Peter Foot and Mr Thomas.

The business is owned by Jack’s parents Helen and David and Mr Thomas wrote to them commending Jack’s work ethos.

He said, “It was a pleasure to meet you both this week and to learn that it was your own son Jack who treated me so professionally and courteously when I bought four chairs from you earlier this year.”