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2019 BUSINESS SUCCESS

Recent New Business Wins

Our sales team have been very busy over recent months with competitive bids being submitted leading to some major contract awards.

Treaty Shopping Centre – Hounslow                            

October 2019 – awarded this substantial contract to provide a full 7 day weekly cleaning service including window cleaning, washroom products, pest control and grounds maintenance. The contract sees us employing both full and part time staff led by a dedicated site-based contract manager.

Tonbridge Grammar School

November 2019 – another substantial contract providing daily and weekly cleaning to this lovely school, along with periodic cleans and window cleaning services.

Harris Academy Riverside – Essex

September 2019 – After a competitive tender for this new build school, we are pleased to have been awarded this addition to our current portfolio of schools within the Academy trust.

Contract Renewals

We are delighted to have retained the following contracts, where our teams have been providing excellent service and value to our existing customers.

Valentines High School – Ilford Essex

We saw off a number of competitors in a very competitive tender and are delighted to say we have retained this prestigious contract for a further 3 years.

Brambletye a coeducational day and boarding preparatory school in East Grinstead

A gem of a school, where we have retained our contract for the 6th year in succession. Our success without doubt is due to our hard working and diligent site cleaning supervisor and team.

Folkstone and Hythe Council     

We entered into a fully competitive tender due to our contract coming to an end. We are delighted to say that this contract was retained for the next 3 years.

Harris Academy Rainham – Essex

We are extremely pleased to have retained the cleaning contract for this school from December 2019 and look forward to building upon our already well-established partnership with the Academy Trust.

Shepherd Neame Brewery 

Our long-standing cleaning contract of 9 years has again been retained from September 2019, where we have demonstrated consistent high levels of service delivery to our customer, staff and visitors.

CHARITY EVENTS

 MacMillan Bake Sale 

We are always happy to play our part in Head Office to support this annual event and raised £83.69p from some delicious home made cakes and treats. Next year we will endeavour to raise even more for this worthy cause.

Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme

(Courtesy of Facebook) “Well the crisp packets have been stuffed and sent, the coffee pods sorted and crated, and the accountants have crunched the numbers.

Over the last 6 months you have helped us raise an additional £11,255.56 for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.

This means we have now raised over £23k for them. A huge amount of money from stuff you would just chuck in the bin.

Over 2 million Tassimo & L’oR Nespresso capsules diverted from landfill and more recently in excess of 300,000 crisp packets going the same way.

Thanks for all your support and donations and biggest thanks to all of our volunteers who do amazing things to allow you to recycle and the charity to benefit. They are amazing people!

Over £11,000 in 6 months raised from rubbish, how amazing is that!! As well as all that rubbish being diverted from landfill 😊 thank you everyone, keep eating crisps!! 😉

Children in Need – 2019

This month is again the Children in Need charity event, where our team at Head Office will be looking at more ways to raise funds for this fantastic charity. Our Duck Race has already sold out and we are looking to make this our best year so far, so any further donations, or support will be greatly received.

Children In Need

Thank you so much for all who participated for this worthy cause, we’ve raised a grand total of £123.22 from Dress Down Friday, the Duck Race, Raffle & Bake sale. Thank you to everyone who donated goods and/or money enabling us to raise this fantastic sum. Every little helps and we look to add to this with our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15th December, so dig out your snazziest Christmas jumpers!

August 2016 – awarded 3 new cleaning contracts

We are delighted to have recently been awarded  3 new cleaning contracts:

Thanet District Council and the cleaning of their communal areas to council owned dwellings and associated properties – Commenced July 2016.

Cleeve Park Secondary School and their Building Cleaning Services – Commenced July 2016.

St Michaels Primary School and their Building Cleaning Service – Commenced August 2016.

Feb 2016 Innovation

Town & Country Cleaners took part in an exciting project that will provide reductions in carbon emissions and reduce road travel. We have installed skype conferencing equipment in an effort to communicate with customers and staff without the need to travel hundreds of miles. Working with Sustrans and Kent County Council we have been pleased to take part in this project. The benefits to the Company and the wider community in environmental terms are far reaching and as such the attached case study has been commissioned to explain the benefits.

Jan 2015

We have been awarded two new contracts that we are due to start in January 2015. One is for Amicus Horizon and one is for Caterham High School. Both contracts have been awarded on referral and our reputation as a 1st class cleaning contractor. We welcome any new transferring staff and look forward to working for a new client at Caterham High School and our existing client at Amicus Horizon. Town and Country Cleaners have been re-awarded the BSI Kitemark, ISO 9001 for a further 3 years. This provides our clients with the assurance that we are regularly subjected to rigorous, independent testing to ensure that we comply with stringent standards for safety, service performance and reliability. The Kitemark shows that Town and Country Cleaners is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards.

July 2015

Town and Country Cleaners celebrated 25 years of being a limited company on 19th March 2015 and Head Office staff presented the Directors a plaque and a bottle of bubbly each to commemorate the day. Kay, David & Elaine have been the driving force behind the Company since its inception. The Company has seen many changes in its 25 years of being a private limited company and a 1st class cleaning company. David Rushton, Director and former MD, first started the company in 1976 cleaning windows. We have currently 79 staff that has been with us for over 5 years. The average length of service for office staff is 8.6 years. We currently have 519 staff all together but in the last year this was split as 43% men and 57% women. The company has doubled in size over the last few years and continues to grow. Town & Country Cleaners have approx. 200 customers and 36% of our turnover is from housing contracts and 32% is from schools. We are accredited with being a 2 Ticks Employer, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 and were the first cleaning company in the South East to be accredited with the Investors in People Award.

Jan 2016 Award Winning Company

Town & Country Cleaners completed the last year with an award for going that extra mile.  William Miller, Community Development Director of AmicusHorizon said “At AmicusHorizon we are committed to providing employment and enterprise support for our residents. I’m delighted that many of our partner businesses share our ambitions to give something back to the communities in which we operate. Our contractor and suppliers continue to open up a world of opportunity for many of our young residents, providing much needed funding for community events, work experience and apprenticeships.”  This award was presented to us for going that extra mile and we are proud to have been selected and received such a prestigous award.