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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.

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

The owner of ServiceMaster AAA has been shortlisted for Leader of the Year in the 2022 European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards amongst a record number of entries.

Coming straight off the back of winning Business Person of the Year at the SME National Business Awards, Siva Kugathas of ServiceMaster Clean Contact Services AAA has been shortlisted for Leader of the Year in the 2022 European Clean and Hygiene Awards.  

The European Clean and Hygiene Awards are a pan-European event that is designed to recognise excellence within the cleaning and hygiene industry – a sector that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Needs and demand for quality cleaning services have grown rapidly since March 2020. After the 2020 awards were postponed due to the COVID crisis, the upcoming awards will be the first to acknowledge the work of companies like ServiceMaster AAA during the pandemic. Entries for the fifth awards event opened in April 2021 and will be held this spring on 28th April 2022 at the Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels.

The awards were founded by ECJ (European Cleaning Journal and Environment Media Group) and champion a wide range of businesses in the cleaning sector. The ten different awards categories are judged by ECJ editor Michelle Marshall, industry expert Lynn Webster, EFCI president Juan Díez de los Ríos de San Juan, and industry expert Frank Veneman. To be nominated for the leadership award, entrants like Siva had to be put forward by an individual working with them within their organisation. Finalists then had to demonstrate excellent leadership skills that impact positively on their employees and business.  

Of the finalists, judge and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall said:

“We are delighted to be back for 2022 and with a record year for entries. It was an incredibly difficult job for our judges to narrow down to a shortlist but we feel our finalists really deserve recognition for their dedication and commitment to our industry over what has been a challenging few years on the frontline.

Siva’s leadership skills have seen his team through a difficult couple of years and ensured that ServiceMaster AAA remains a shining example of quality cleaning services. Siva’s contribution to the ServiceMaster Clean business can be no better exemplified by the growth he has achieved in his five years as a ServiceMaster franchisee. He purchased ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford in January 2017 with an annual turnover of around £111,000 and has grown his business year on year since. All whilst investing in further territories in Bracknell, Thames Valley, East Kent, Luton, Watford, Ipswich, Colchester, Humberside Lincolnshire and Doncaster.

In speaking to his team, it is immediately clear that Siva’s leadership motivates them all to better themselves and reach new heights. Sathya Thuraisamy, Operation Services Manager at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services AAA, and member of Siva’s team says that Siva is an inspiration to his staff and that they all feel a great sense of pride to work with him; as part of such a great team:

What Siva has achieved through his accomplishments is exemplary. He gives us opportunities to improve ourselves and also motivates all to achieve new heights along with him.

Gauri Lather, Marketing Manager for ServiceMaster Clean Contact Services AAA also says Siva’s mentorship has been central to the journey and success of ServiceMaster AAA and its staff:

Siva’s competitive and kind nature has always inspired me. It has helped in my ongoing transformation and to gain a competitive edge – all while freeing me to focus on the core business. He is always focused on expanding our business by strengthening customer relationships and continuing to supply high standards of service to this key market. Overall, my, and my team’s journey at ServiceMaster wouldn’t have been this smooth if we didnt have Siva as our mentor.

We are delighted to congratulate Siva on yet another outstanding achievement and wish him the best of luck in April.

If you’d like to learn more about our award-winning business and the services we offer, you can find out here, or visit our blog for more updates on our services and successes.

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.

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.

 

Like a lot of people, I have spent much of lockdown working from home. I know that isn’t the case for everyone, it very much depends on the type of business and the job you do but, for a lot of people, the inside of the office is a bit of a distant memory.

Yesterday, I went in to the office for the first time in a couple of weeks and actually needed to spend some time working with other people. As much as I enjoy working from home (and I am lucky enough to have a home office), there are some significant benefits to being able to work ‘together’ at times.

For quite a lot of people going back and spending time around work colleagues will come as a much needed relief, others are going to be nervous.

With a new health secretary and more talk of restrictions coming to an end, those business that have kept their doors closed or on-site staff to a minimum, things look likely to change over the next few months. At ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services, we have certainly seen an increase in enquiries from offices that are planning their re-opening.

At the end of the day, if you have been open throughout or have been mostly closed, as more people come back to the office, keeping a clean and hygienic environment is going to be vital for reassured, happy, safe staff, reducing absences and keeping the doors open.

Getting the right cleaning schedule

Getting the right cleaning schedule in place is so important. Think about what you need. How many people are using a door, an intercom, a toilet? Daily cleaning was often a low priority for a lot of business, the bare essentials might have been considered but a place of work is very different to a place of residence. If 50 people are using the facilities every day, your cleaning needs should be very different to somewhere that has just 5 people. 50 people touch more and leave more ‘stuff’ than 5, you will need more regular cleaning.

Don’t focus solely on price

We understand that outgoing expenses are important to any business. Keeping overheads down makes you more profitable but you must consider the true cost of poor cleaning services. Having staff absent due ill health, using staff resources to manage a cleaning service or sort complaints takes valuable time out of the working day. Making up for gaps all has hidden costs.

Don’t forget the extra bits

Make life easy for yourself, you’ve probably got enough to do, other than worrying about cleaning. Did you know that a good commercial cleaning company should also be able to supply cleaning products, feminine hygiene bins, clean windows and more? Speak to your current provider and find out what else they can do you for. It saves you a job, frees up your time and there is a good chance they can save you some money too as they will likely be purchasing in larger quantities than you would if ordering directly.

What about the COVID extras

When it comes to COVID-19, it’s important to remember, we may be easing our restrictions and more adults have been vaccinated but it hasn’t gone away. It is just as important as ever to maintain high cleaning standards which continue into the future. Keep high touchpoints clean, stay on top of deep cleaning and sanitisation procedures when needed, ensure you have plenty of hand washing products available and encourage good use of them.

Always ask

If you are not sure you have the right cleaning schedule in place or the right procedures, speak to your commercial cleaning provider, they can share best practice, suggestions or even what other similar companies have in place.

If you aren’t sure you are getting the right service or help, it’s time to ask another cleaning company, one which is focussed on providing the right service.

Provide reassurance

Having the right cleaning schedule and company in place will help not only keep your staff healthy and safe, it will also give them much needed reassurance.

Enforce sound procedures, made known to all of your staff and visitors, this will help keep everyone as safe as can be.

If you need help with creating a suitable cleaning schedule, get in touch and see how we can help. ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are already helping businesses, Healthcare providers, schools, nurseries and more across the UK. With over 60 years of experience providing cleaning services in the UK, you know you are  in safe hands. We can help with your daily cleaning, high touch point cleaning, sanitisation and provide cleaning products and consumables. We’re here to focus on your cleaning so, you can focus on your business. Get in touch with your local ServiceMaster Clean.

A clean safe environment will ensure that it’s a happy not nervous back to work for you and you team.

A huge well done to Joanne Taplin-Knight, Office Manager for ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services London City.

On Saturday 19th June, despite a long wait for the weather to clear, Joanne finally got to jump out of a plane

“I have to say that it was the most terrifying thing I have ever done but an amazing experience and I’m so glad I had the courage to do it!”

All in all, I have raised a staggering £3,500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities, they think I am the highest single jumper fundraiser which is totally overwhelming and I have you all to thank for helping me to achieve this.

I am grateful beyond words for your kind donations and know that it will help the charity tremendously, thank you so much for having faith in me.” Said Joanne.

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Read more about Joanne’s story, here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joanne-taplin-knight

Want to know more about Ronald McDonald House Charities? Here you can find out how they help keep families together through difficult times. You can also learn about making your own contribution to fundraising –  https://rmhc.org.uk/

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

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.

 

Joanne Taplin-Knight, Office Manager for ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services London City is daring to go “Above & Beyond” for charity.

On 19th June, Joanne will be going ‘above’ the skyline and ‘beyond’ her comfort zone, by taking part in a skydive to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children’s hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their sick child and maintain a degree of normal family life.

This charity is particular close to Joanne’s heart. A close friend of hers suddenly found herself in a position where the support of the charity was much needed. Her son had fallen 30ft from an abandoned building, suffering a serious brain injury and ending up in a coma for weeks.

Joanne has already smashed her first target of £800, just surpassed her second target of £1200 and is now aiming even higher to support this worthwhile cause.

Read more about Joanne’s story, and if you would like to support Joanne and this worthwhile cause, you can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/joanne-taplin-knight

Want to know more about Ronald McDonald House Charities? Here you can find out how they help keep families together through difficult times. You can also learn about making your own contribution to fundraising –  https://rmhc.org.uk/

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

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia franchise was an obvious investment choice for Simon Taplin. The decision was inspired by a desire to work for himself but with the support of a franchisor, following many years of employment in multi-national corporations.

From the outset, Simon believed that the ServiceMaster Clean business format was well thought out, well tested, and offered a clear path to success.

Joining a growing and successful franchise meant that thorough training was provided from the outset with ongoing training and support from ServiceMaster. This made a valuable contribution to the growth and success of the business.

By following the ServiceMaster system, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia have been able offer a complete package of commercial cleaning services. Their comprehensive range of cleaning services enables them to gain contracts with many large and well know organisations at both local and national level.

In 2018, Simon decided to retire from his role as Managing Director. Simon remains the owner of the business but took the decision to step down from operations, allowing himself more personal time and for younger members of the family business to advance. For Simon, there was a clear choice as to who should replace his role.

Having joined the business in 1995 as a mobile cleaner, Malcolm Bennett, Simon’s Step Son had worked his way up through the ranks. This progressive career route provided Malcolm with valuable first-hand knowledge of all areas of the business and the ideal skill-set to step into the role. As Managing Director, Malcolm truly understands what makes a thriving commercial cleaning business.

The business has provided much more than just a career for Malcolm. Through working in the company, Malcolm in fact met his wife, Andrea. The couple now have two children, who, following in the family footsteps, work part-time in the business.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia now employ 140 staff, including Management, Warehouse, Administration and a Telesales team. Testament to their strong focus on employee engagement, the company still employs one of the original staff members, 30 years on!

With the company not only expanding in terms of client numbers but also geographical coverage,
their vehicle fleet and premises too have grown. They currently operate a fleet of 8 ServiceMaster vehicles, making sure the business can continue to provide a first-class cleaning service to their clients wherever they are located.

In terms of premises, the business was originally based in Simon’s house, as the way many small businesses start out. Following continued growth, in 2002, the operation moved to a purpose industrial unit. Fast forward 8 years and with expanding employee numbers, the business had again out-grown it’s site, prompting the business to relocate to their current location, just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Ely.

Following the success of the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia business, Malcolm’s plans to expand the business further. In early 2021 the decision was made, to invest in another ServiceMaster Clean territory, with the purchase of the Norfolk territory. The investment in the new territory seemed a fitting way to celebrate 30 successful years to date. The team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid-Anglia and Norfolk very much look forward to continuing their provision of first-rate cleaning services, working with more clients and achieving further success.

If you are not totally happy with your current commercial cleaning provider, get in touch with ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mid Anglia and Norfolk today, call 0800 085 3541 or request a quote.

Finding a part-time cleaner might not be something you thought would be too difficult, but with the widely publicised labour shortage across the UK, it seems that filling that part-time vacancy has become much harder of late.

According to many news outlets, the labour shortage has been fuelled by an exodus of foreign workers due to Brexit and Covid. Cleaning services have historically been heavily staffed by foreign workers and cleaning vacancies have become much harder to fill in light of this.

Across the network, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services have seen a noticeable increase in enquiries from smaller companies, to help with their cleaning provision. It was once common for smaller businesses to hire cleaning staff in-house or request for existing employees to clean during or after normal duties. This seems to be at a much lower level than in previous years.

One of the main reasons for smaller businesses now outsourcing their cleaning, is difficulty in filling a vacancy for just a couple of hours a week or night. Secondly, there is the increased recognition that professional cleaning is more important than previously acknowledged.

With Covid-19 still of high concern for business owners, customers, patients, students and patrons, a good and professional cleaning protocol is of much higher priority than before.

Outsourcing to a professional cleaning company is a simple and obvious solution. For anyone looking to ensure high cleaning standards are maintained, finding a reliable and reputable commercial cleaning company ensures that the right cleaning procedures are in place.

Outsourcing to a professional commercial cleaning company also means takes the hassle out of recruiting a cleaner for just one or two hours a week. Finding that person / people will be managed by the company you have outsourced to. They are experienced in filling these vacancies and can have staff covering multiple sites, therefore offer cleaning operatives more hours over all. Put simply offering more hours, makes the role easier to fill.

Outsourcing also enables, business owners, bursars and practice managers etc. to spend more of their time focussing on what’s important to them, while the cleaning company focus can focus on what they do best, making sure the premises are clean but importantly, hygienic too.

If you are struggling to find a cleaner for your commercial premises or need the reassurance that a professional commercial cleaning company provides, get in touch with your local ServiceMaster Clean today and let us solve your cleaning problems.

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.

 

Today’s businesses have options for reducing their energy bills and adopting more environmentally friendly practices at the same time. Even small changes can add up to cost savings when your business chooses to invest in energy-efficient initiatives. From switching to LED bulbs (and switching them off when not in use) to cleaning the vents to allow smoother airflow, the following measures will help your business save on operating costs:

Use The Off Switch

Businesses that want to save on energy costs must train employees to use the off switch whenever possible. Turn off lights, copying machines, computers, printers, and other electronics whenever they aren’t in use. In busy offices, it’s not always possible to shut down computers, but leaving them on overnight when no one is using them doesn’t make fiscal sense. Instead, look for energy efficient electronics and office equipment so you can use power management features and sleep modes when turning equipment off isn’t an option.

Switch To LED Light Bulbs

Many businesses can also save money on energy costs over time by switching from traditional incandescent bulbs to light-emitting diode (LED) or fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs may cost more upfront, but they last far longer than traditional bulbs and require less energy to operate. You can also install motion lighting to reduce energy costs while maintaining optimum lighting in less busy areas.

Use Ceiling Fans And Window Screens

If you can refrain from using your air conditioning system on cooler days, you’re naturally going to cut down on your energy bills. Businesses can often save on cooling costs by simply using ceiling fans. Ceiling fans that rotate in a counter-clockwise direction keep cool air circulating, so you may be able to adjust your thermostat a few degrees higher and still stay cool. When winter rolls around, adjust your ceiling fans to rotate in a clockwise direction so they push warm air downward to help combat the chilly temperatures. You may also be able to lower your thermostat and save on winter heating costs with this simple yet effective trick.

Install A Smart Thermostat

One of the most convenient ways to save on electricity bills and other energy costs is to equip your business with a smart thermostat. Like motion-detecting lights, a smart thermostat offers specific features to limit energy consumption during off-peak hours. When employees leave for the day, your smart thermostat can adjust accordingly. Smart thermostats take the hassle out of climate control so you can focus on more urgent day-to-day operations.

Invest In An Energy Audit

Some of today’s businesses invest in energy audits to figure out just how much energy they may be wasting. An energy audit can be a great way to start building your energy-conservation plan because these audits are designed to identify specific focus areas for more effective energy management.

Finally, don’t forget to implement routine training to encourage your employees to adopt energy-efficient practices.