News and blog posts by CS Guildford & Thames Valley

Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA has completed the 16 mile YMCA DownsLink Challenge to help raise money for this worthwhile cause. Siva was supported by some of his management team, Claudia, Alexandra & Dominika who joined him along the way.

In total 140 people completed the challenge that was held over a full weekend and have collectively raised over £15,000 so far.

To find out more or donate, click here.

If you are in the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Luton, Watford, Colchester or Ipswich areas and are looking for a commercial cleaning company that goes Above and Beyond, get in touch with Siva today.

 

If feels like no time at all since I last shared some fantastic news about ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA winning a business award. Now, business owner Siva Kugathas has done it again.

Siva is totally passionate about his company ethos ‘Customer Mania’ and dedicates his time to building an exceptional working environment for his staff and in turn, building an exceptional team that are also totally committed to the ‘Customer Mania’ ethos.

Siva’s ‘Customer Mania’ ethos is about ensuring the clients satisfaction and providing best in class service is the top priority of every member of staff in the business. It is this focus and dedication that makes Siva and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA stand out from the crowd and have helped grow such a successful business.

Siva is one of the First ever winners of the Great British Franchisee Awards, The Great British Franchisee Awards focuses on the people who have made UK franchising a success.  They recognise the outstanding performance of franchisees, regardless of the size of their business or the sector they work in.

The judging panel consisted of Suki Dehal – Lloyds Bank, Head of Franchising, Aman Nirwal – BDO, Senior Key Account Manager Franchising, Euan Fraser – AMO Consulting, and Derrick Simpson, Companion of the British Franchise Association.

“I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing all the applications and it has been so refreshing to see how all sizes of businesses from various sectors have coped and adapted their business in response to not only Covid-19 but looking at sustainable growth and business resilience for many years to come. It was great to see so many applications and from a cross section of franchisees too,” Aman Nirwal, BDO.

“We are delighted with the number of high-quality franchisees who entered the awards.   The winners all demonstrated what it takes to be Great British Franchisees,” Johnny Sellyn, whichfranchise.

Learn more about the whichfranchise Great British Franchisee Awards at: http://www.whichfranchise.com/awards/

“I am so happy to receive this award, at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA, we work exceptionally hard to create a great customer experience and from the time I started my journey with ServiceMaster Clean, I have aimed to be the best at what we do, it is wonderful to be recognised for what we do.” Said Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA provide Commercial Cleaning Services in and around the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, Luton, Watford, East Kent, Colchester and Ipswich areas.

Want to know how Siva and his team can help you with your commercial cleaning requirements, contact them here.

 

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA have done it again, owner Siva Kugathas is exceptionally proud of his staff morale and retention, knowing that a strong staff structure ensures a strong customer service level and happy clients. Siva is delighted to have won the ‘Best Business Award’ for Best Employer which highlights his dedication to creating an exceptional place to work.

Commenting on ServiceMaster Clean, the winner in the Best Employer category, the chairman of the judges said:

“Congratulations to Siva Kugathas for being an inspirational and motivational leader. Siva’s commercial cleaning company ServiceMaster Clean has achieved incredible growth and financial success because of his commitment to placing people at the core of his business. He has generously offered training courses to employees with no or few qualifications helping them get into employment or take up better roles. By creating an environment for staff loyalty and engagement, Siva is a role model who has professionalised his commercial cleaning business and built up an outstanding business.”

All of the winners are listed here www.bestbusinessawards.co.uk/previous-winners

“The Best Business Awards are one of the UKs highest profile awards. Due to its high profile, the Awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. But the winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and have proved this by winning a Best Business Award.”

“I couldn’t be happier to receive more recognition for our commitment to being a best in class employer, I believe creating a strong team is key to providing exceptional customer service which is at the foundation of my business.” Said Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA provide Commercial Cleaning Services in and around the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, Luton, Watford, East Kent, Colchester and Ipswich areas.

Want to know how Siva and his team can help you with your commercial cleaning requirements, contact them here.

 

The team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Colchester and Ipswich are at it again. Giving back and supporting those in difficult situations has been something important to Siva Kugathas (owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Colchester and Ipswich) since he started his business. Siva and his team often take part in events to help raise money and support for charities he feels passionate about.

This time, they plan to take on the 16-mile YMCA DownsLink Challenge.

The challenge takes place on Saturday 17th July 2021 and participants walk the the 16-mile DownsLink from Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea in support of YMCA DownsLink. YMCA DownsLink help put young people experiencing homelessness back on the path to independence.

You can find out more about the challenge or even sign up yourself here.

If you are in the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Colchester or Ipswich areas and are looking for a commercial cleaning company that goes Above and Beyond, get in touch with Siva today.

 

The Pay it Forward scheme allows businesses to support these children by purchasing subscriptions of SchoolOnline.co.uk for the children who need additional revision support the most. SchoolOnline.co.uk will match each businesses contribution by up to 500%.

Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, Luton, Watford, Ipswich and Colchester is the latest business owner to join the scheme.

Siva has supported many charities and support schemes since opening his business in January 2017 and feels it is important to give back to local communities or help others where he can.

If you want to read more, SchoolOnline.co.uk share more information here on their LinkedIn page.

If you are interested, find out more about the scheme, click here.

If you are in the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Colchester or Ipswich areas and are looking for a commercial cleaning company that goes Above and Beyond, get in touch with Siva today.

 

Siva Kugathas was new to the world of commercial cleaning when he purchased a fairly small cleaning company back in January 2017. Since that time, Siva has grown that initial business by being totally committed to providing exceptional commercial cleaning services and going above and beyond to meet his client’s expectations.

A testament to the exceptional services that Siva and his team provide are the abundance of awards he has received over recent years including the ‘Transformation’ award from the HSBC BFA awards in 2020, Brand Brilliance awards and local Guildford business awards, where he first started.

Siva came from a franchise background and was always very commercial minded. From the outset, Siva started to build a good team around him, a team that would share his customer orientated ethos. Having taken his first Guildford territory from a small but good business to a great business, Siva expanded his business to a further two territories; Bracknell in 2018 and Thames Valley in 2019. Siva established himself firmly in these areas and having grown the team further, invested in two more areas; Luton & Watford in 2020 despite COVID-19.

This year, Siva has not only expanded his business into Ipswich and Colchester, he has also made the decision to invest in and buy existing business ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services East Kent from previous owner Martin Renny who had owned the business for over 35 years.

Siva plans on working with the existing employees in East Kent and growing the team to be able to provide his high level of service to businesses, educational establishments, healthcare providers and other commercial premises throughout the East Kent area and his team will grow to ensure the same great commercial cleaning service can also be provided throughout the Ipswich and Colchester areas too.

“We are very excited about sharing our experience of providing Above and Beyond service to our new clients in the Colchester, Ipswich and East Kent areas. Working with our new clients and we will roll out our Customer Mania ethos to current and future employees in these areas so they are ready to deliver Above and Beyond service to each and every one of our Clients. Our Award winning team are ready and enthusiastic to train and pass on their experience to the new team and, the whole team are looking forward to building long lasting relationships”. Said Siva Kugathas,

Managing Director of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, Luton, Watford, East Kent, Colchester and Ipswich.

“Siva’s success really comes down to his commitment to provide customer service above and beyond what is expected. He has built a very strong team that he values and together they support the rest of the business, all the way to the cleaning operatives. Siva has built a very good business and a loyal and happy client base and we are sure he will continue to do so in his new areas of operation”, added Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Manager.

If you are not completely happy with your current commercial cleaning provider or perhaps are looking to outsource for the first time, find your local ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services here.

If you are in the Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Colchester or Ipswich areas and are looking for a commercial cleaning company that goes Above and Beyond, get in touch with Siva today.

 

Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford goes Above & Beyond again.

Siva is owner of one of the fastest growing ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services businesses in the UK and despite the time and effort Siva puts in to providing exceptional service to his clients, he always finds time to give back to the local community and charities.

During the month of February Siva has completed a 100 mile walk/run in aid of Refuge. Not only did he achieve this, he did it whilst recovering from COVID-19. The event took place straight after Siva was ill with COVID-19, which made it far more of a challenge than planned. Despite all of the odds, Siva managed to complete the walk/run for the event. It was very tough to start with, as Siva’s fitness was very poor following the bout of COVID-19. He was forced to take breaks every half a mile, as breathing was struggle due to the effect of COVID-19 on his lungs, but Siva persevered, knowing it was for a good cause.

“I signed up to this challenge before feeling unwell but wanted to meet my commitment to Refuge. It is a vital charity and supports people when they need support the most. I am in a fortunate position and I want to support people who need help and support. I have experienced what it is like to be a refugee myself as a school age child during a war in Sri Lanka and understand the challenges of needing a safe place” said Siva.

Refuge has been running since 1971, and has led campaigns against domestic abuse. They have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic and gender-based violence services. Now supporting over 7,000 women and children on any given day.

Siva also added, “I am proud to have been involved with this event, and at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford we are always looking to closely work with local charities and support them in any way we can”.

If you are looking for a company that goes Above & Beyond to help your with your commercial cleaning requirements, get in touch with Siva and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services for a free no-obligation quotation today.

Position: Permanent position

Pay Rate: £9.00-£9.50 p/h depending on experience

Hours: 40 hours a week (Mon – Sun Mornings and evenings)

Description: Working for a reputable cleaning company, working as a Multi site cleaner. Duties to include the requirement of vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down surfaces, cleaning appliances, equipment’s and toilets, etc.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are sure you will realise how important it is to present your customers and visitors with an immaculate public area creating that critical exceptional first impression. With over 55 years’ experience, and as part of the world’s largest specialist cleaning organisation, the ServiceMaster brand is recognised as a provider of honest, reliable cleaning solutions with a commitment to quality, professionalism and consistently high standards in every commercial property that we clean.


For all enquiries or to apply contact: ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford
Email: agnes.guildford@servicemasterclean.co.uk
TEL: 01483 575939
Mob: 07554835192

Position: Permanent position

Pay Rate: £8.72 p/h depending on experience

Hours: 1.5h per week, every Monday, between 9.00-13.00

Description: Working for a reputable cleaning company, working as a Multi site cleaner. Duties to include the requirement of vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down surfaces, cleaning appliances, equipment’s and toilets, etc.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are sure you will realise how important it is to present your customers and visitors with an immaculate public area creating that critical exceptional first impression. With over 55 years’ experience, and as part of the world’s largest specialist cleaning organisation, the ServiceMaster brand is recognised as a provider of honest, reliable cleaning solutions with a commitment to quality, professionalism and consistently high standards in every commercial property that we clean.


For all enquiries or to apply contact: ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford
Email: alexandra.guildford@servicemasterclean.co.uk
TEL: 01483 575939
Mob: 07741889261

Position: Permanent position

Pay Rate: £9.00-£9.50 p/h depending on experience

Hours: 2 hours a week – every Monday between 9.00-16.00

Description: Working for a reputable cleaning company, working as a Multi site cleaner. Duties to include the requirement of vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down surfaces, cleaning appliances, equipment’s and toilets, etc.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are sure you will realise how important it is to present your customers and visitors with an immaculate public area creating that critical exceptional first impression. With over 55 years’ experience, and as part of the world’s largest specialist cleaning organisation, the ServiceMaster brand is recognised as a provider of honest, reliable cleaning solutions with a commitment to quality, professionalism and consistently high standards in every commercial property that we clean.


For all enquiries or to apply contact: ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford
Email: Anna.gt@servicemasterclean.co.uk
TEL: 01483 575939
Mob: 07786458441

Position: Permanent position

Pay Rate: £9.00-£9.50 p/h depending on experience

Hours: 2 hours a week -every Monday between 9.00-16.00

Description: Working for a reputable cleaning company, working as a Multi site cleaner. Duties to include the requirement of vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down surfaces, cleaning appliances, equipment’s and toilets, etc.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are sure you will realise how important it is to present your customers and visitors with an immaculate public area creating that critical exceptional first impression. With over 55 years’ experience, and as part of the world’s largest specialist cleaning organisation, the ServiceMaster brand is recognised as a provider of honest, reliable cleaning solutions with a commitment to quality, professionalism and consistently high standards in every commercial property that we clean.


For all enquiries or to apply contact: ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford
Email: claudia.guildford@servicemasterclean.co.uk
TEL: 01483 575939
Mob:07554835192

With the ups and downs COVID-19 is bringing to both individuals and businesses ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford have had to adjust frequently in order to meet the changing needs of their clients.

The Christmas period, in particular, has had significant challenges which ServiceMaster Clean Guildford have faced head-on. The big challenge faced as with many other businesses was sickness and self-isolating over the festive period. With cleaning operatives off, it is still as important as ever that the client’s needs are met.

This challenge was resolved with intelligent use of staff and shift changes, as several clients closed their doors temporarily, cleaning operatives and supervisors were issued alternative work allocation. This meant that not only staff that wanted work had it but clients also received continuity of service.

It was noticeable that many offices were closed over the festive period but there was a significant increase in requests for one-off deep cleaning and sanitisation. These requests were brought about by businesses wanting to utilise down time to ensure a thorough deep clean and sanitisation for when they could return to work but also following positive COVID cases. In these instances, it was possible to utilise cleaning operatives that would otherwise be furloughed.

All in all, December was reasonably successful for ServiceMaster Clean Guildford considering Covid and the Christmas break. Clients are happy and no issues have been reported. Considering the impact of Christmas & COVID ServiceMaster Clean Guildford still have 50% growth from December 2019 and over 10% from November 2020 which highlights how they have managed continuity of service in such difficult times.

Despite the success of this challenging period so far, ServiceMaster Clean Guildford are not resting on their laurels, planning is still as important as ever and both client service levels and staff levels will be closely monitored. It is important that the business remain strong, effective furloughing of cleaning operatives and management will be used where necessary but the aim is to keep enough provision to ensure continuity of service for valued clients.

Is your current cleaning provider meeting the mark when it comes to your cleaning requirements? Or are gaps starting to emerge?

If you want reassurance with your cleaning so you can focus on your business get in touch with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford for a free no-obligation quotation today.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford (Owned by Siva Kugathas) are on a winning streak, and this time they’ve won with the International Brand Brilliance Awards, specifically in the small to medium businesses with Turnover under €20m category.

The Brand Brilliance award was selected by judges after a healthy debate, and the winner was the star entry that encompasses the very best of Business Brilliance over the year. This award was to go to the candidate that best demonstrated consistent growth, strong financial performance and Brand recognition. Judges looked for evidence of exceptional delivery, site engagement and functionality, security, innovation and ethical practice. They also looked at how the staff are engaged and developed, how the organisation’s strategic vision is led, managed and implemented, and evidence of a plan for sustained growth.

To add to the recognition, Siva and his team also came second in UK Business of the Year Award. This award is designed to celebrate a UK company whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to out-perform its peers financially, and for a company that has delivered on a compelling business strategy.

2020 has been a very successful year for CS Guildford, Thames Valley, Bracknell, Luton & Watford, as they have adapted to the ever changing COVID-19 situation and been able to support their clients where needed. Building blocks are in place to make 2021 even better.

“I couldn’t be happier to receive more recognition for our commitment to customer service & going ‘Above & Beyond’ in all that we do. The cleaning industry is an industry that has perhaps been overlooked in the past but due to COVID-19 may be valued more by many. I always strive to be the best in what I do and these awards are further validation of this.” Siva Kugathas, Franchisee.

Want to know how Siva and his team can help you with your commercial cleaning requirements, contact them here.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford (Owned by Siva Kugathas) have won yet another award. This award shows the exceptional dedication to customer service and business growth in the ‘Transformation’ category of the HSBC British Franchise awards. The transformation award is for business owners that have taken on an existing business and transformed it from good to great.

As always, there was stiff competition including from a rival commercial cleaning company, but Siva and his team have an exceptional story that showed their dedication to the ServiceMaster ethos of going ‘Above and Beyond’ in all that they do. Siva has developed a culture of providing exceptional customer service and staff development, which has resulted in strong growth and expansion for the company in all areas.

Siva purchased ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford from the previous owner in January 2017, and due to their commercial success, the business quickly expanded into the Thames Valley & Bracknell areas followed by Watford & Luton earlier in 2020.

“I feel incredibly proud to be recognised for our commitment to customer service & going ‘Above & Beyond’ in all that we do, in an industry that has perhaps been overlooked before COVID-19. I always strive to be the best in what I do and this BFA award is validation of this.” Siva Kugathas, Franchisee.

 

Want to know how Siva and his team can help you with your commercial cleaning requirements, contact them here.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford has been shortlisted for The Give A Grad A Go Employer of the Year Award at the prestigious 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Previous winners include fitness sensation Joe Wicks, Timpson CEO James Timpson OBE, DPD UK, Hotel Chocolat, dementia newspaper Daily Sparkle and online fast fashion success story Missguided.

“I feel incredibly proud to be recognised by the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards and to be shortlisted as a finalist. I always strive to be the best in what I do and feel it is important to provide a positive workplace for all of my employees. I have been delighted to be able to offer opportunities to graduates and non graduates and this award would be a validation of our efforts to become a first class employer.

Compared to some businesses we are a small company but with our commitment to providing a first class service to our clients as well as investing in development of our team we have grown rapidly over the last few years, I am so proud to be in the list of finalists and competing against national businesses. Being able to take my team to the awards ceremony to celebrate the success together would be the icing on the cake as we wouldn’t be where we are without them.” Siva Kugathas, Franchisee.

“When it comes to business recognition, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are the ones to win. They allow any successful organisation to tell their story, from large private and public companies, to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and established SMEs,” said Sarah Austin, Awards Director.

“Winning a Lloyds Bank National Business Award comes with significant business benefits, including increased brand awareness and reputation among customers and partners, valuable insight into best practice and employee recognition and retention.”

Siva Kugathas and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, Bracknell, Thames Valley, Luton & Watford have already won several business awards and proud of their commitment to providing excellence in the commercial cleaning industry.

Find out more about Siva & the team here – ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford.

A veteran in the franchising industry, our very own, Siva Kugathas has been shortlisted in the Transformation category at the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards, taking place at the Vox, Birmingham, on November 30.

Siva, who before taking over the ServiceMaster Guildford franchise in January 2017, had already had a career in franchising for over 20 years with both KFC and Pizza Hut, used all that knowledge to transform the business, with turnover now 10 times that of when he first took on the resale.

He chose ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, a contract commercial cleaning specialist franchise as he believed the potential for growth was evident.

“I am always looking for different and unusual ways to promote my business. In 2017 I featured on Eagle Radio in a carpet cleaning video for “National Clean Your Floors Day.”

Yes, that’s right, a video for radio. It was posted across the radio stations social media platforms and had great results. From this short video, I was noticed by a local company and secured a contract worth £100,000. It’s so exciting when trying something new has such a positive impact on your business.

I already feel incredibly proud to be recognised as a finalist in the BFA Awards. To me, they are the pinnacle of franchise industry awards and winning would be the ultimate achievement. I always strive to be the best in what I do and a BFA award would be a validation of this.” Siva Kugathas, Franchisee.

Pip Wilkins QFP, CEO of the bfa, said:

“In little more than three years, Siva has taken an existing franchise unit and increased its turnover tenfold. This is a fantastic achievement and it has also benefitted people in the community as he has gone from hiring one supervisor to one office manager, one operations manager, three area managers, one sales executive and seven mobile cleaners.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising at HSBC, added:

“From the offset, Siva was determined to double the size of his business in 18 months. He focused heavily on maintaining relationships with the existing client base and receiving monthly feedback from customers, as well as putting staff retention at the centre of his objectives.”

Siva will go head-to-head against three other franchisees in November.

Good luck Siva!

The last couple of months have been tough for many local businesses and services as they were forced to temporarily close in March when lockdown was put in place; but some had to remain open. Schools, GP surgeries and some businesses all had to remain open to provide vital services. Staying open to provide these valuable services also created its own challenges, keeping staff, patients and pupils safe had new hurdles to overcome.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford (Owned by Siva Kugathas) provide daily and weekly cleaning for lots of local businesses, schools, nurseries and healthcare providers all year round; and as their client’s needs changed, they were able to adapt working patterns to ensure that their cleaning staff could meet the increased demand on some of their client’s sites to ensure that they could continue to operate safely.

Not only have ServiceMaster Guildford managed to meet the changing needs of their existing clients but, Siva and his team were more than equipped to help new clients that needed additional cleaning support during the crisis to help them to stay open safely. Suitable PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) was provided for all of the cleaning staff that kept working to help keep both them and their clients safe. All ServiceMaster Guildford staff received and continue to receive regular communication to ensure they are up to date with changing requirements.

It has long been ServiceMaster Guildfords aim to establish a long-term relationship with their clients in which they play a key role in enhancing the image, cleanliness and hygiene of their clients premises.

In 2018 ServiceMaster Guildford invested in EShield technology, a disinfection system using electrostatic sprayers. They were the first approved users of the patented EShield technology in the UK, and this technology has enabled them to also provide COVID-19 sanitisation within 24 hours of a call from their client. ServiceMaster Guildford have sanitised offices and factories that had had positive COVID-19 cases, enabling them to reopen their premises to resume their services as soon as possible. The requirements for general deep cleans and sanitisation is also increasing as more businesses and services are allowed to open.

Siva’s priority is to go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service, he is working with all of his clients to help them to continue to operate by implementing new or reviewing current cleaning processes to help make it safe for all.

Siva Kugathas the business owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford will be sleeping outdoors again this year on the 20th March 2020 for the YMCA Sleep Easy 2020. Siva is raising money to support the YMCA for the work that they do for young homeless people.

You can help Siva raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page – https://www.justgiving.com/Siva-Kugathas?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Siva-Kugathas&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=YdaA53wnB.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to YMCA DownsLink Group so that they can put your generosity to good use!

Thank you for your support!

All of the team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, are delighted that one of our clients – YMCA Guildford Foyer has been nominated for an award at the YMCA Youth Matters awards.

Just over 3 years ago YMCA Guildford was registered as a welcome centre for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). Due to local authority cuts the welcome centre service was cut. However YMCA Guildford were determined to maintain their services and put to use the expertise developed in that time to support newly arrived UASC within a supported housing environment.

The award they have been nominated for is the Diversity Award 2019 

Read more here: https://www.ymca.org.uk/about/awards/diversity-award-2019#1553519934929-884973d6-8108aea4-3752

We’d love to help the team atYMCA Guildford Foyer get the votes they need to get shortlisted and get the awesome young people they work with to the event and we’d love it if you could help too.

One of our franchisees, Siva Kugathas, who runs ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford slept on the streets to support YMCA!

Siva YMCA

YMCA DownsLink Group hosted their annual Sleep Easy Event at Guildford Castle, which had around 31 people sleeping outdoors on the night of Friday 22nd March.

Siva was one of the dedicated men and women that decided to support this fantastic cause and decided to donate a whopping £1000 to the event and YMCA.

“It was very tough having to sleep just the one night outside, but homeless people sleep every night on the street. I knew I would go home the next day, but those who sleep on the streets don’t have that facility. It made me think deeper.” commented Siva

Sleep Easy has taken place in five locations so far across YMCA DownsLink Groups area, and to date, they have raised more than £42,000! The money raised goes towards helping young people that are currently living homeless, for multiple different reasons.

Donations can still be made online to this great cause at bit.ly/SleepEasy19.

Siva also added, “I am proud to have been involved with this event, and at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford we are always looking to closely work with local charities and support them in any way we can”.