In light of what is going on in the world, it is great to have some positive news to share. Chris Blewitt has owned and managed ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Durham & Teesside for nearly three years and has grown a reputation among his clients for providing a highly professional cleaning service which has been particularly valued over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having been brought up in a family-owned and operated Dry Cleaning and Laundry business in the North East, which traded for over 30 years, he then gained over 25 years in operational roles for successful blue-chip organisations – managing large teams of people. Chris made the decision to invest in ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Durham & Teesside three years ago and has not looked back.
Having grown this business successfully to date, Chris knew there was an opportunity to put his skills and experience to good use on a larger scale and expand further.
Chris chose to invest in another local cleaning company to share his knowledge & expertise and has purchased ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services North of Tyne and South of Tyne from the previous owners.
Chris aims to improve on the solid foundation created by the previous owners and put in place more robust procedures to exceed the existing client’s expectations and be able to provide essential regular commercial cleaning services to even more businesses in the North East.
Chris plans on growing the business significantly and is looking forward to building and developing his workforce of 120 staff, creating more local jobs. Cleaning has become more important than ever and as the business grows, not only will there be a need for more cleaning operatives, but also supervisors and office staff to ensure exceptional customer service is maintained.
“Chris has been an exemplary ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Business Owner and has an exceptional commitment to providing excellent service to his clients, we’re excited to see how Chris grows and develops the new business he has invested in and help him become one of the leading ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services businesses within the network”, added Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Manager.
This year ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Newbury have supported Swings and Smiles based in Thatcham. Swings and Smiles support children and young people with special needs and their families, with the emphasis on happiness, fun and inclusion.
We collected chocolate boxes for the children and their families. We also made a donation on the ‘Big Matched Day’ to help with their fund-raising.
Adherence to good practices and teamwork played a central role in dealing with challenging economic times in 2018, Managing Director Nick Dee Shapland said at ServiceMaster’s Mid Year Company Review. He confirmed ServiceMaster ended the financial year in a strong position, with the company well positioned to look forward to the business future with optimism and thanked the staff for their leadership and hard work. For the first time, the mid year review was delivered at both ServiceMaster’s offices in Newbury and again in Gloucester due to continued expansion in the social housing market.
The mid-year review included information on:
- Sales growth in the three departments – Commercial, Communal and Residential.
- The importance of budgeting to deliver a programme of growth and investment in people, vehicles and technology.
- The need to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and investment in staff through training and auditing.
- Legislative updates and the gender pay gap.
One of the much anticipated meeting highlights was the presentation of the annual Avril Bannister Award. The Avril Bannister Award is given to someone who displays dependability, a consistent quality of work, good communication skills, leadership, a high standard of appearance and is committed to the pursuit of excellence. We are delighted to announce this year’s winner is John Millington, Communal Field Supervisor. Amanda Cook, Commercial Field Supervisor, is the very worthy runner up.
As you may remember form last month, ServiceMaster Clean Durham & Teesside got into the World Cup spirit and hosted a sweepstake event and activities to involve staff, suppliers and customers.
As well as wanting to have some fun we were also raising money for a local adult disability football team ‘Beamish Dynamos’. Whilst England didn’t achieve all of their goals, ServiceMaster Clean did, as we raised £220 to put towards this very worthy cause.
Pictured is Tom Coltman of Beamish Dynamos FC (left) receiving the cheque from Chris Blewitt the owner of ServiceMaster Clean Durham & Teesside.
Thanks to all who supported this event.
This morning we attended the Derwentside Business Network’s monthly event at Beamish Hall. The theme this month was how best to exhibit your business in a shoebox and the judges picked our shoebox as one of the 3 winners. They said, ‘’As is the case with all good marketing, you have to get noticed and we were in no doubt as to what this business did. ‘’
We received a nice bottle of bubbly from the judges for our efforts. Like everything we do, we went ‘above and beyond’ – well certainly above the rest of the shoeboxes, with our elevated effort !