Double finalists at Golden Service Awards

A huge congratulations to our teams who attended the prestigious Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards in London last week! We were shortlisted in two categories, Education and Manufacturing, for our outstanding work at the University of Roehampton and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Apleona UK and the University of Roehampton, shortlisted in the Education category

Apleona UK were awarded the five year contract at the University of Roehampton for cleaning and pest control in August 2018 and this was extended for a further two years in July last year.

Our exceptional cleaning team consists of one account manager, one assistant manager, eight supervisors, four team leaders and 84 cleaning operatives, with a combined language base of ten different nationalities!

We have made significant efforts to improve sustainability at the University through various initiatives. These include introducing environmentally friendly cleaning products and reducing waste through efficient toilet paper dispensers. Further improvements included implementing noise-reducing linen trollies and responding to student requests by providing sanitary products in washrooms.

Our cleaning team are always the first to participate in community events - just a few weeks ago our cleaning team took part in the Million Mile Clean Up, carrying out litter picking across the estate.

Account Manager Terrie Fairman (pictured below) is thrilled to make it to the awards: 'This is a fantastic occasion and we are truly delighted to have been shortlisted. Our teams work incredibly hard and they fully deserve the recognition. We aim to be back next year for the win!’

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Apleona UK and Bristol Myers Squibb, shortlisted in the Manufacturing category

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) is a global biopharmaceutical company that aims to develop innovative medicines to help patients overcome serious diseases. In the UK, Apleona were awarded a five-year contract in 2022 to provide services including maintenance, cleaning, catering, and security for three sites in Chester, Moreton, and Uxbridge.

Each site has one cleaning supervisor with between five to eight cleaning operatives reporting into them.

Apleona has implemented various initiatives to improve cleaning productivity, sustainability, and efficiency at the Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) site. These initiatives include introducing new cleaning technology, such as the iMOP and cordless back vacuums, and a chemical-free cleaning solution, which reduced packaging, COSHH, and the site's carbon footprint.

Additionally, the company replaced outdated dispensers with eco-friendly options and utilised the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle initiative to recycle old dispensers into new products.

Furthermore, by multi-skilling cleaning team members to now be able to support other facilities tasks, has improved service delivery. Team members are able to access digital training modules 24/7n via our Apleona e-learning portal in different languages to accommodate for the wide range of nationalities that work at BMS.

Jonathan Greenhalgh, Apleona’s Senior Facilities Manager (pictured below) comments: ‘We've made a significant impact at BMS since we took over, and it's all thanks to the dedication of our team. Despite not winning we will still be celebrating their hard work to get us here!’

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