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Kinga Derenowska of ServiceMaster AAA has been awarded ‘Outstanding Employee’ at the 2022 Global Business Excellence Awards.

We are proud to congratulate Kinga Derenowska from ServiceMaster AAA on receiving the prestigious award for ‘Outstanding Employee’ at the recent Global Business Excellence Awards. The awards take place four times a year and are designed to commemorate feats of business excellence across the public, private, and charity sectors. To be awarded a Global Business Excellence Award, candidates have to prove that they are “working smarter than their competitors to create a business edge.” The ‘Outstanding Employee’ award is then awarded by virtue of a candidate’s “great potential and … significant impact on [their] business or its workforce.”

The Global Business Excellence Awards are then judged by a large panel of independent expert judges who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector. This includes considering a candidate’s financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits. Speaking of Kinga and ServiceMaster AAA following her win, the chairman of the judges said:

“Congratulations to Ms Kinga Derenowska for being an outstanding role model employee and making a significant contribution to the success of commercial cleaning company ServiceMaster AAA. On joining the company in 2017, she displayed impressive leadership qualities and within a year she won the company’s employee of the year award. When working from home, there was limited access to paperwork for the payroll, but she persevered and worked long hours to ensure staff were paid. Kinga is a star employee with a brilliant future ahead of her.”

Winning a Global Business Excellence Award is a very high-profile accolade for ServiceMaster AAA, and is a further testament to our professionalism, innovation, and standard of excellence, as the newest in a long line of notable accolades awarded to ServiceMaster AAA, including a win at the SME National Business Awards ‘Business Person of the Year for business owner Siva Kugathas. Once again, the ServiceMaster AAA team have proven that they are an exceptional team who are brilliant at what they do. We would like to wish Kinga and the ServiceMaster AAA team every continued success and would like to once again take this opportunity to congratulate Kinga on her well-deserved win.

If you are in Guildford, Bracknell, Heathrow, Slough, Woking, Luton, Watford, Canterbury, Dover, Colchester, Ipswich, York, Doncaster, or Lincolnshire and think you would benefit from a professional, experienced, and industry-renowned commercial contract cleaning service, get in touch with the ServiceMaster AAA team by calling 0800 047 1747 today.

All about ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA’s ongoing work with YMCA DownsLink Group 

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA in Guildford is continuing its ongoing support of YMCA DownsLink Group by supporting its Room Sponsorship Scheme at Guildford Foyer.

 

The sponsorship will last for the length of a year and is part of the YMCA DownsLink Group’s supported accommodation project that provides a safe place to live for young people in a housing crisis.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA has been working to provide our trademark quality cleaning services to the Guildford Foyer, along with some of YMCA DownsLink Group’s other locations for many years, and has developed a strong relationship with them during this time. As a result, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA’s manager Siva Kugathas and his team jumped at the chance to be able to support the YMCA. This comes as the next in the team’s growing string of charity and community support initiatives this year. This includes some other work for the YMCA DownsLink Group, such as their Membership Movement and Sleep Easy and Downs Link Challenge fundraisers – as well as some other charity initiatives like Run for the Trees. With this support for the Room Sponsorship scheme, we are proud to say that one of the rooms in the Foyer in Guildford is being named after ServiceMaster Clean!

We are very proud of our relationships and work with our clients as part of our place within local communities and look forward to working to bettering these communities for many more years to come. To find out more about how you can support the YMCA DownsLink Group yourself, please take a look at their website to learn about their corporate partnerships.

And if you think it might be time to outsource your premises cleaning to the professionals, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business to learn more about our services today.

Why use a contract cleaner for your medical services site?

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning. And whilst the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, having the proper practices in place for cleaning and sterilisation of medical facilities is a must all year round.

At ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, we know how critical it is to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment for both patients and staff. That’s why we take a thorough approach to delivering the highest standards of cleaning every time we enter a healthcare facility. We have the proper tools and expertise to provide consistent results that address your specific needs from dental practices to medical and healthcare centres and GP practices.

Regular cleaning and sanitisation from a professional contract cleaning service can help:

  • Prevent infection
  • Increase patient satisfaction and wellbeing
  • Manage costs
  • Meet sanitation standards set out by the NPSA – These mandate the benchmark that all healthcare facilities in the UK must meet. Failure to do so may result in penalties like fines, or even closure, and means you can be legally liable for health issues in staff and patients as a result of an unclean setting.

So, before hiring a commercial cleaning provider for your facility, make sure its procedures are based on the above regulatory requirements to provide adequate, patient-centred cleaning.

How ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services can help

Following best practices and procedures provided by leading organisations in the industry like the NPSA, our cleaning and disinfecting standards have been developed to keep your environment healthy. By allowing us the opportunity to focus on your daily cleaning and disinfecting needs, you can focus on what matters most: caring for your patients. And with 60 years of cleaning experience in the UK, we have cultivated secure systems of work in cleaning and sanitation to help you ensure your patient’s experience is the right one.

Our regular cleaning services for healthcare facilities come with all the benefits of:

  • Defined Cleaning Specification
  • Monthly Cleaning Audit & Scoring
  • Proven Cleaning Methods
  • Healthcare (CQC where appropriate) Compliant Colour Coding
  • Signed Confidentiality Agreements
  • Uniformed Staff
  • Flexible Hours – so you can schedule cleans to best suit your practice
  • Regular Review Meetings – allowing you to customise your cleaning experience based on your current needs

The comprehensive and bespoke services offered by ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are designed to cover every area of your facility to make sure that wherever they may be, your patients and staff receive are working or being cared for in a clean and healthy environment. Whether this means ensuring patients can enjoy a clean and healthy waiting room or down to the more minute cleaning processes like the sanitisation of high touch point equipment and surfaces, we provide the people, expertise and equipment to make sure you start each day with a clean slate… and everything else.

To give your medical facility the best care from regular cleaning and sterilisation services, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business today.

 

Written by Tom Page, Digital Content Writer

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester is celebrating 30 years of top-quality commercial contract cleaning services.

30 years ago, Martin and Sarah Steinman purchased the ServiceMaster Contract Services franchise to provide cleaning services in the city centre and south areas of Manchester.

The ServiceMaster brand was already recognised and highly respected as a leading provider of cleaning related services throughout the USA. The brand has also now become well-established in the UK, which the Manchester team say has supported them and given them the confidence to succeed.

The company has, as a result, seen a lot of change in its three decades of business. When the Manchester business began in 1992 there was no minimum wage, no 28 days holiday entitlement nor was there a requirement for ISO accreditations. But right from the start, the company successfully grew, and rapidly won on four occasions the coveted “Award of Excellence” as the top ServiceMaster franchisee within the ServiceMaster brand in the UK. Additionally, the owners were quickly awarded the Franchisee of the Year Award by the Daily Express and HSBC bank.

In 2006 the company purchased the business license to operate in North Manchester which then enabled the company to concentrate and successfully provide services throughout the Greater Manchester area. ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services strives to provide a high quality of service. The professional and high-quality working standards, customer service and commitment to Manchester’s staff have been in place since the company began, have never wavered. Even in difficult periods like the financial recession in 2008, and more recently, throughout the COVID19 pandemic – ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester’s staff and customers can always be assured of their support, no matter what.

The company has successfully grown over the years, has ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 accreditations. ServiceMaster Manchester has BICS certification, Safe Contractor and are proud supporters of the Real Living Wage.

Above all the success of ServiceMaster Manchester, what is outstanding has been the development of its people. The business remains a family concern run daily by CJ Commercial Director and Jason Hanrahan Operations Director. The whole team have a wealth of experience in sales, operations, admin, finance and HR. Not forgetting the many cleaning operatives who have supported ServiceMaster, many of which have over 10 years of service with the company.  Despite the importance of the cleaning industry becoming more widely acknowledged following the COVID19 pandemic, for such a feat to be achieved within the cleaning industry for as long as 3 decades is exceptional.

 

And the Contract Services Manchester client base speaks for itself. ServiceMaster Manchester provides and delivers cleaning services to over 200 sites throughout Manchester – including multiple well-known commercial businesses and schools..

CJ and the team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester say they “look to the future with excitement, we have the experience, we have the knowledge, we have the success, and in 2022 we have the opportunity. We look forward to the future and we enjoy the present – what a great position to be in!”

If you are looking for professional and regular commercial cleaning experience from an established and experienced industry professional, get in touch with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Manchester today.

Siva Kugathas, owner of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA has completed the 200 mile challenge for Run for the Trees for The National Forest

Run for the Trees certificate

Siva completed the challenge of running 200 miles in February and was also joined by, Roxana Nae who also ran 200 miles, Joshua Damm who ran 50 miles, Kinga Derenowska who ran 50 miles and Sathya Thuraisamy who also ran 50 miles.

Run for the Trees is a fun, personal challenge event for runners and walkers alike, to keep you active as the novelty of the new year begins to wear off. this challenge can be completed anywhere and leaves a positive footprint on the planet as the more miles we cover, the more trees will be planted.

The more miles run (or walked), the more trees planted, you can find out more about Run for the trees on their webpage.

They also held a team event on 18th Feb 2022 with 18 Managers and 6 children (who were family members). They were planning on walking around 100 miles on the day as team. However; storm Eunice had other ideas and for safety reasons the walk had to be cut short and the team walked just 12 miles.

Siva and his team often take part in charity events so we are sure we will be seeing more of their exploits soon.

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

 

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid Kent are delighted to say, we are SSIP Acclaim accredited

You can download a copy of our Accreditation Certificate HERE

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid Kent are delighted to say, we are now Gold Members of ConstructionLine.

You can download a copy of our membership Certificate HERE

With February Half-Term approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule a half term school clean of your premises with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services.

As you prepare for a well-earned break, now is the time to book in a deep clean and sanitation of your school’s facilities with us. With infection control and proper sanitation now more important in schools than ever, utilising February half-term holiday to ensure that your school is a safe place for your students to return to is a no-brainer.

Our deep cleaning and sanitisation services will keep your premises looking shiny, new, and hygienic. Thus minimising the risk of your students returning to a space that puts them at risk of infection. At ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, we understand that keeping your students safe is your top priority, and in selecting us as your nursery, school or college cleaning service provider you are selecting a company with a tried and tested process.  

For years, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services has provided education cleaning services to educational environments that cater for pupils of all age groups and circumstances, including establishments that provide learning environments for pupils with special needsand facilities of worldwide recognition. Regardless of your establishment and situation, we will take care of it.

You can also rest assured of our safe and professional working practice. Our school cleaners are specialists in infection control. Through experience and training, we can improve hygiene levels in schools, reducing sickness and absence. We also employ a higher ratio of Managers and Supervisors compared to the industry norm, to ensure our services are maintained at a consistent level of excellence. Due to the nature of our contract services, we will also work closely with you to ensure the standards and expectations you have for your premises are met and exceeded, professionally and pain-free.

No matter the nature of your educational facilities, act now to book in a professional deep clean from experts trusted by businesses and professional premises nationwide. To learn more about our services, and how we are working to ensure safety and quality service during the COVID19 pandemic, click here. Or, you can find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business and schedule your half term school clean and sanitisation today.

 

Christmas and New Year have come and gone, with some employees returning to offices, and the temperatures getting lower, here is your comprehensive Guide to Floor Maintenance. 

We might not think about our floors also bearing the brunt of colder temperatures, but just like you (and your home) your commercial property also feels the chill of winter – particularly the flooring.

Luckily, the experts at ServiceMaster Clean have created this simple spring cleaning guide to make your commercial floor maintenance easy. Use these tips and step-by-step instructions to mitigate potential weather damage that winter may bring and restore your facility’s floors to their former glory.

Hard Surfaces

There are many types of tile and hardwood commercial floors that can require slightly different cleaning techniques. This is a general guide to clean and maintain most hard floors in commercial buildings. However, you should always refer to your flooring manufacturer’s manual and test cleaning solutions in a small, inconspicuous area before starting to avoid large or costly damages.

First, sweep away visible debris to remove larger particles from the floor’s surface. Then, use a semi-acidic floor cleaner or mix vinegar with water to neutralise and dissolve any remaining salt residue. Refer to product instructions for dilution ratios. Once the salt residue is suspended in the cleaner, use a mop to absorb the liquid.

If your floor’s finish has been damaged, use a stripper solution to cleanly remove it. Apply the solution and let it sit for about 15 minutes and add more as needed. Refer to the specific stripping product’s label for exact instructions.

A Safety Tip: Use floor fans and open windows to improve ventilation when working with harsh chemicals.

Use a little elbow grease and a scrubber to agitate the surface and strip the remaining finish. Then, mop up the liquid. Mop the floor again with clean water to remove any lingering chemicals from the cleaner and stripping solution. Let the floor dry completely and then apply two coats of sealing, and a few fresh coats of finish for a floor that looks as good as new.

Soft Surfaces

Soft surfaces are equally affected by salt, mud, and melting snow or ice – if not more so. Salt residue will leave a characteristic white and powdery residue on carpet surfaces, while melting snow and chemicals can soak deep into the fibres, and even the padding. If winter water damage goes untreated, mould and mildew can easily grow and spread, leading to much bigger problems long term.

How to Clean Commercial Carpets

Add absorbent doormats, umbrella stands and coat racks to your building’s entrance to reduce the amount of water that can reach your carpeted areas during the winter. When the weather is warmer, follow these steps to give your carpets a complete clean.

  • Vacuum visible dirt particles and debris.
  • Use water and a residue-removing cleaning solution to deeply clean your carpet.

Let the solution soak into the carpet for approximately 15 minutes. Refer to the specific product for dilution ratios.

  • Use a wet vacuum to remove the solution, oils and dissolved residue.
  • Rinse with clean water and suction it out with the wet vacuum. You may find that you need to repeat steps 2-4 depending on the amount of damage.
  • Use carpet fans to completely dry the floor.

The time, energy and heavy equipment required to effectively clean commercial carpets can be a burden for any business owner. If you need carpet cleaning or hard floor maintenance, let the experts at ServiceMaster Clean do the dirty work for you by finding your nearest ServiceMaster Clean business here, or give us a call on 0845 201 1184.

Though it is behind us now, 2021 was difficult for people and businesses worldwide. During these uncertain times, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services have stayed committed to supporting our staff through the challenges of the last year. Behind every successful franchise network is a team of staff who work tirelessly to make sure that our services are the best that they can possibly be. Working to maintain a successful network means working hard to make sure to cultivate a positive environment and improve staff satisfaction levels and retention. We pride ourselves in our ability to do this, even in an industry like contract cleaning services where this is usually difficult.

It doesn’t take much, and can just be in the little things. For example, before Christmas last year, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Swansea continued its annual tradition of hand delivering a box of chocolates to each of its 250 staff members at their place of work. This was a small token of appreciation for its staff for their work throughout the year, and to wish them a Merry Christmas. However, due to the pandemic and Swansea’s ever-growing staff, the team decided to go the extra mile and do things a little differently and sent every member of staff a ServiceMaster branded chocolate bar in the post. But that wasn’t all, just like Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a select number of these chocolates had a winning raffle ticket inside that had a combined value of over £450.00! The lucky member of staff just had to call into the office and quote the code on the ticket.

One of the winners decided to spend her winnings on extra physio for her grandson, another decided to finish off her Christmas shopping, and another waited for her son to arrive home before opening the chocolate (as he is a Charlie in the Chocolate Factory Fan) and was delighted to find a winning ticket.

The top winner was Carly Morris who works in a Sports Centre and a Doctor Surgery in Neath, and she was kind enough to send the below photo.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Swansea’s staff were overjoyed by this gesture, and the branch are looking forward to doing the same in December of this year.

Our staff are at the heart of our franchises, and they have worked tirelessly to ensure that the work we do is carried out safely and to a high standard in spite of changing and often challenging working conditions posed by the pandemic.

If you’d like to learn more about ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Swansea and the services we offer, you can find out more here or call on 01792 323238. If you want to find your local ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, you can find your nearest franchise here.

Written by Tom Page

Having a clean and tidy desk in your office can boost productivity amongst other things, here are our top 5 reasons why you should have a clean desk.

Health

The average desk can host more bacteria than a toilet seat… ew.

This is usually due to people eating at their desks and not cleaning up afterwards, so make sure you do!

Cleaning your desk by wiping it down and ensuring frequently used items such as your keyboard and mouse are cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis will help stop the spread of germs and illness to you and your employees in the office.

Boost productivity

Nobody wants a cluttered workspace, do they? It’s been proven that a cluttered workspace can have a negative impact on productivity.

By keeping your desk organised and in the same place all the time will ensure you’ve made this a habit, meaning you’ll do it without thinking, giving your brain more valuable thinking time! Therefore, being a lot more productive at work.

Don’t stress

Don’t put more stress on yourself than you need to.

Similar to affecting your productivity a cluttered and dirty desk can increase stress by making it increasingly difficult to concentrate on your current task. Just take a quick few minutes every evening before you finish to clean and tidy your desk so you arrive the next morning in a welcoming environment.

First impressions count

Keeping your desk and the rest of the office is important to give your clients or guests the best first impression of your company.

Enforce a clean desk policy in your offices to ensure a good first impression is always accomplished.

Improved security

Don’t leave your desk cluttered, you could leave client information on the desk without knowing.

Again, with a clean desk policy, this will ensure all staff keep their desk tidy and put all important documents away at the end of each day, hence improving your office security.

Hire the professionals

At ServiceMaster, we understand the importance of ensuring that your premises are clean, hygienic and safe for you, your employees, and your customers. If you think it’s time to entrust the cleaning of your workplace to a high quality and professional commercial supplier, why not get in touch with us?

Click here to find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and learn more about our services today.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are all far more aware of the importance of good hygiene practices at work. Especially as winter starts in earnest, it’s vital to keep these up and be aware of what to do to maximise your office hygiene. This goes for the whole of your office – including washrooms, be they customer or staff toilets, or something else.

Here are some things to do in order to maintain your office washrooms:

Good hand hygiene

By now you’re probably sick of hearing about it, but with talk of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, it is important to remember to keep to high standards of hand hygiene by washing your hands or using a good hand sanitiser regularly. It’s also vital to keep stocked up on relevant cleaning supplies for this, such as soap in toilets and hand sanitiser stations throughout the office. These are high touchpoint areas, so make sure that these dispensers are cleaned regularly to avoid build-up of excess liquid and potential bacteria on the nozzles.

Use single-use disposable items

Be sure to use disposable items like paper towels instead of multi-use towels and air dryers with high touchpoints. You can also have antibacterial wipes on hand, should your customers and employees wish to wipe down any surfaces. Make sure that you have bins for these things to be disposed of safely, and that they are emptied and cleaned regularly…

Cleaning regularly

Cleaning your washrooms regularly and effectively is imperative to stopping the spread of infection. Toilets, taps, and sinks need to be cleaned frequently to avoid contamination from viruses like COVID-19 and influenza, which can survive on these surfaces for anywhere between a few hours to a number of days. Make sure this includes cleaning down everything in your washrooms, including sanitizing your cleaning supplies.

Hire a contract cleaning service

One of the many services that we offer at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services is office washroom cleaning for both staff and customer toilets, and any other washrooms that you might have on your premises. Our tried and tested six-or-seven-step programme will ensure that all of your washrooms are kept clean, hygienic and presentable – as not only are they a hotspot for germs, but they are also essential in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other seasonal ills, and making a good impression on your clients.

To learn more about our washroom cleaning services, click here, and if you do want to trust your office cleaning to a highly qualified specialist, find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean here.

Following the COVID19 pandemic, we are all aware of the necessity of keeping your premises clean and hygienic. But there are multiple other benefits to Why you should use a commercial cleaning company for your business:

Aid Employee Productivity

There are many ways that using a commercial cleaning supplier can benefit employee productivity. Primarily, a messy or unhygienic workplace is likely to have a negative impact on your employees’ motivation. Keeping your workspaces clean and tidy has been proven to improve concentration and productivity, and reduce stress and distractions.

Reduce Sickness

Even thinking beyond COVID19, ensuring that your workspaces are clean and hygienic will help reduce the number of sick days taken by your employees. Especially as we enter cold and flu season, it is vital to make sure that your workplace is cleaned regularly to protect against the spread of germs and infections. Click here to find out some ways you can protect your workplace against the spread of infection

Increased Customer Satisfaction

The importance of a first impression cannot be understated, and the cleanliness of your office can say a lot about your company. If you maintain good standards of hygiene and keep your space organised and de-cluttered, clients will be reassured that your company is prioritising the wellbeing of everybody on the premises.

Ensures Longevity of Premises

Some materials such as hair, dirt, dust, and grime can build up from a lack of cleaning and can damage expensive equipment like printers, photocopiers, or even computers – making them unusable. Investing in commercial cleaning like ServiceMaster ensures that inch of your workplace is kept in top working order and won’t fall into disrepair.

Reduces Air Pollution

It is not just diseases and germs, other airborne pollutants like dirt and dust can also build up in the air and decrease overall air quality inside the premises. This can then transfer to, and linger in furnishings like curtains, rugs, blinds, and upholstered furniture.

Higher Standard of Cleanliness

Trusting your cleaning to a professional service ensures a higher standard of cleaning, on a regular basis. High-quality cleaning is what we do, we have all of the right tools for the job and can guarantee a better class of clean.

Money-Saving

Using our professional cleaners and their equipment also means that you won’t have to pay extra money from your pockets to buy cleaning supplies or pay for an internal team of workers. This means you won’t need to worry about things like sick pay or holiday for your cleaners. Trusting us ensures that no matter what, your cleaning is handled to the same standard, year-round.

At ServiceMaster, we understand the importance of ensuring that your premises are clean, hygienic and safe for you, your employees, and your customers. If you think it’s time to entrust the cleaning of your workplace to a high quality and professional commercial supplier, why not get in touch with us?

Click here to find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and learn more about our services today.

How to minimise illnesses this winter by maintaining a clean and hygienic workplace. 

As the nights draw in and the winter months approach; as does regular cold and flu season. This is always a big concern for businesses across the globe, and due to a more vulnerable population through an overall lack of immunity to the flu, public health officials are preparing for an especially harsh winter.

During this time, it’s important to remain vigilant in protecting your workplace from the spread of diseases by continuing the good hygiene practices that most have fallen into during the pandemic. Whilst these will help to minimise staff sickness and absences, they can only do so much. Therefore, it is also important to take the necessary steps to keep your staff and workplace safe. This includes:

  • Staying home if you are feeling ill

Pre-COVID, most office-workers in the UK would likely admit to being guilty of maintaining a ‘stiff upper-lip’ and going into work despite a sniffle and a cough. And whilst the recent easing of government restrictions may make it feel safe to slip back into old habits, public health officials are urging people to steer clear of the workplace if they fall ill this winter, whether with COVID19 or something else.

  • Routinely cleaning surfaces

COVID19 and other viruses like the flu can potentially survive on surfaces for some time, ranging from a few hours, to a number of days. Luckily, both COVID and the influenza virus are fairly fragile. This means that typical cleaning and disinfecting practices should be enough to kill them, provided that this is done regularly.

  • Regularly disinfecting high-touch point areas

COVID19 and the flu can both be spread through touch, so be sure to be vigilant in cleaning any surfaces or objects in your office that are frequently come into contact with – such as desks, keyboards, chair arms, phones, door handles, taps, or bannisters. These areas should be cleaned up to three or four times a day if possible, depending on the busyness of your workplace.

  • Regularly removing waste

It may seem obvious, but you should be emptying and sanitising your bins and wastebaskets daily to get rid of items like tissues that can harbour bacteria and germs.

  • Vacuuming and cleaning carpets

Deep cleaning or vacuuming your carpets regularly helps reduce the spread of germs and also improves the indoor air quality in your office. This is especially important when dealing with airborne pathogens like COVID and influenza. You could also help this by clearing out your air-conditioning/heating systems.

If these practices feel difficult to maintain by yourself, why not get in touch with us and use ServiceMaster Clean for a regular and high quality office cleaning service? Trust us to help you get ready for winter this year, and keep your premises germ and virus free by letting us handle all your commercial janitorial needs.

Click here to find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean and learn more about our services today.

 

Another blog post you may be interested in reading is on promoting good hygiene in the workplace

The Marion E Wade Award (Franchisee of the Year) is the most prestigious award ServiceMaster presents and is the pinnacle of achievement for a franchise within the company.

The award was given to Kevin this year as him and his team displayed the highest achievement in pursuit of excellence and professional management in the ServiceMaster tradition.

Kevin has been trading as ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mercia since November 2008 and has grown to become a multi-million-pound business in that time, purchasing new local territories along the way.

The business cleans over 140 offices, medical centres, schools and warehouses across the East and West Midlands and employs over 300 cleaning staff to complete these regular jobs.

Kevin said –  “We are particularly proud to receive this award in 2021 when we have all faced very difficult challenges due the Covid -19 pandemic. Our management team and all their support workers have really stepped up to the mark this year. It is due to their efforts and dedication that we have been able to not only service our loyal customer base but also grow our business in this difficult business climate”.

Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Manager added,

“Kevin is a model franchisee that is always looking to improve and expand his business in any way he can. I’d like to personally congratulate Kevin on winning the Marion E Wade Award and look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and his business.”

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA (Owned by Siva Kugathas) are a commercial cleaning company based in the South of England, Siva and his team have always been dedicated to the ServiceMaster ethos of going ‘Above and Beyond’ in all that they do.

Siva 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 & Beyond to meet his client’s expectations. Following his success with the first business, Siva expanded his operation to a further two territories; Bracknell in 2018 and Thames Valley in 2019. Then having established himself firmly in these areas and having grown the team further, invested in two more areas; Luton & Watford in 2020 despite COVID-19, these were subsequently followed by the acquisition of Ipswich and Colchester and an existing business in East Kent.

In recognition of the dedication to the ServiceMaster Brand, continued efforts, sustained growth, customer service levels and excellent employer status, Siva and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA won not one award but eight awards at the recent ServiceMaster awards event. These were: North Star Growth Awards for Growth of more than £300k in 1 year and more than £1m in 5 years, The Customer Service Award for gaining an outstanding NPS score, three People Awards, where employees Anna Derenowska, Kinga Derenowska and Zanetta, were all recognised for their outstanding efforts going Above & Beyond. The Invest Award for giving back to the community and The Award of Excellence, for exemplifying the pursuit of excellence in the ServiceMaster Tradition.

Siva commented “To pick up eight awards is amazing, I feel incredibly proud to be recognised by ServiceMaster for our commitment to going ‘Above & Beyond’ in all that we do. I always strive to be the best in what I do and these awards are validation of this.

Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Manager added “Siva and his team are committed to providing exceptional customer service and giving back to the local community. Siva prides himself on being an exceptional place to work, and fully embodies the ServiceMaster Ethos of Going Above & Beyond. All seven awards are very well deserved and I am sure there will be more to come, well done.”

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.

 

Siva Kugathas and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA has beaten off stiff competition to become a finalist in the Employer of the Year in the Lloyds Bank Business Excellence Awards 2021.

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) celebrates and showcases the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA provide office & Commercial Cleaning Services to businesses, schools, healthcare providers and more. ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA was originally ServiceMaster Clean Contract services Guildford. Siva purchased the existing business in January 2017 and from the outset Siva’s was committed to building a strong team and prioritising exceptional customer service. Siva’s priority is to create an exceptional team and great place to work in an industry that is historically known for his high staff turnover. Siva has introduced a number of staff incentives since acquiring the initial business such as staff events and development training opportunities which help build a better team across the whole business.

Siva Kugathas, Managing Director or ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA said: “We are thrilled to be among the top business in Britain by becoming a finalist in these very prestigious National business awards. Being a finalist is testament to the innovation, hard work and dedication shown by our team during the last year (for example. Meeting the ever changing and developing cleaning needs of our existing clients and those of other businesses that were let down by companies that couldn’t meet the demand)”

Event Director of The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA), Sarah Austin said: “Our awards are a national platform to showcase, celebrate and honour the very best of British business. Becoming a finalist is a very impressive accolade; all our finalists stood out as truly creative and innovative during a turbulent year for British businesses; they have proven their companies to be resilient, entrepreneurial and really are best of class.”

All finalists will present to the judging panel in September, then the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in November. Tickets to attend the ceremony are available to purchase through the website: https://britishbusinessexcellenceawards.co.uk

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.

 

As lockdown measures have been eased and the country tries to get back to some kind of normality, it is just as important as ever to ensure a clean, hygienic and safe environment for yourself, your employees, your customers, your pupils, your patients or whoever comes into your building.

We have been living with COVID-19 for almost a year and a half now, longer than a lot thought and it does not look like it’s going away any time soon. In fact, it is highly likely that it will never go away and that we will have to find a way to live with it.

This means that businesses have had to change the way that they operate to accommodate the ‘new normal’. Including the cleaning, here are some pointers to help you maintain good cleaning standards…

Revisiting Cleaning Regimes

Are the current cleaning regimes, thorough and regular enough to ensure that premises are as clean and hygienic as possible?

The last thing that any business would want, is for an employee or a customer to potentially contract something after visiting their premises.

Many businesses are now choosing to outsource cleaning to professionals for both deep cleans ahead of reopening and ongoing, daily cleaning to ensure of a clean and hygienic environment.Products & Processes Effectiveness

Check that cleaning products and processes are effective against viruses, bacteria and infections.

The manufacturer of the product or piece of equipment will also recommend the most effective way of using it. I.e. application, dwell time and other specific instructions for best use.

Employee & Customer Reassurance 

By having proper cleaning measures in place, it is reassuring for employees and customers to know that a business is doing everything that it can to ensure that the environment is clean, hygienic and safe.

Some businesses choose to have visible cleaning throughout the day for that extra peace of mind. High touch point cleaning is an excellent cleaning regime for this, ensuring the most touched places are sanitised often.

Keep on top of high touchpoint areas

Ensure your high touch point areas such as door handles, hand rails and touch plates are cleaned more frequently

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services specialise in daily and regular cleaning and can help with periodic deep cleaning and sanitisation. We can recommend solutions to suit your requirements whether for a deep clean ahead of reopening, or an ongoing regular cleaning regime.

We understand the importance of ensuring that your premises are clean, hygienic and safe for you, your employees and your customers. Our cleaning products and processes are effective against bacteria, infections and enveloped viruses.

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.