Each member of our highly experienced team is dedicated to providing you with only the best service we can possibly provide. It shows in everything we do, from how we assess your needs, to how we with you on an ongoing basis, to how we respond to the changing needs of your business.
Starting the original business in 1998, Paul split the company in two in 2003 when the ex-Director took the other half and went his own way. The company became Edwards Commercial Cleaning Services Limited and Hazel, Paul’s wife, joined the new business. Since then the business has grown year on year, creating many jobs and opportunities and gaining an excellent reputation for ‘exceeding expectations’. In September 2013 on it’s 10th anniversary, the company re-branded and changed colours, logo’s and now has a lovely new website! On the 10th March 2014 Edwards Commercial Cleaning (North) Limited was started covering the Yorkshire region. Plans for growth and creating even more jobs and opportunities are huge. A really exciting time for the two businesses. Paul’s passion is to empower and develop the staff to reach their potential. “If we give the people the opportunity, mentor and support them, then they flourish. Seeing progression up through the business of an individual is amazing and this ensures that our customers get the service and personal attention they deserve.”
Hazel joined the newly formed company in 2003 and runs the administration side of the business. With 15 years of local government administration experience, Hazel does everything from payroll and invoicing to cash collection, banking and all the personnel contracts for the workforce. “I’ve been in administration since I was 17 and started at the the DHSS in Longbenton. It gave me an excellent grounding in the importance of systems and ways of working efficiently. Now with our own family business, looking after the clients and our staff is so important. Getting the invoices right and ensuring our staff are paid correctly, on time is vital. Happy staff look after the customers and that’s what it’s all about.”
Andrius joined us as an Area Supervisor in 2005 and quickly gained promotion to Operations Manager due to his fantastic work ethic, eye for detail and people management skills in to our operations team. It wasn’t long before Andrius took on the responsibility of running the operations side of the business and he does this brilliantly. Hugely respected by colleagues across the business as well as by our clients. On the 1st September 2014 we announced that Andrius has now become our new General Manager, recognition for a job expertly done. In his 15th year with us, Andrius is as enthusiastic as ever, “It’s a big family and we work so hard to ensure the operatives are fully supported and the clients are happy with everything we do. Going above and beyond is what we excel at and our team of operations managers, area supervisors work so well together to make sure the cleaning teams can deliver the quality service we’re so proud of.”
Bubbly, bright, funny, hard working and lovely with staff and clients. We’re lucky to have Tracey on board as she feels ‘Right at home’ and has already worker her way up into the management team. Working huge hours to ensure clients get the service they deserve, auditing sites, recruiting and training staff and liaising with customers, Tracey’s in her element and we’re delighted.
Will joins us as Financial Director having gained experience from companies like PwC and Hammerite and recently was a Director at accountants Rycroft Glenton. With financial expertise now required as year on year growth makes financial control and planning of great importance, Will’s know how will be valuable in the next stage of our business planning. Married with three young children, Will takes time out from work and family by supporting Newcastle United.
Cara has 17 years cleaning experience and has an NVQ level 2 in cleaning. Currently studying a BA Hons in Business Management (Accounting) has 2 children aged 19 and 15 and has a partner and a dog not a lot of time for fun as Cara has her hands pretty full, although she does look forward to an alcoholic beverage or two on a weekend. Cara is heavily involved in auditing and training and is a valued member of the team.
Trying to Work it Out
Jonny has been working for a couple of years now with the administration side of the business and has an excellent understanding of accounts and payroll and now, following on from gaining his 2:1 Degree in Business, is learning the business. Working with Helen Peat, Andrius Dagys and the rest of the operations team, Jonny will learn about the cleaning side and work with the most important people, our cleaning teams. It’s going to take a while to get a good understanding but it’s the only, and best way to learn. Jonny has just completed the IOSH qualification in managing safely. When not at work, Jonny loves his football and (when he gets fit following ACL surgery) he’ll get back to playing centre half for Wallington and possibly back to coaching junior football somewhere as he also has his Class 1 coaching badge. Jonny has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid19 and has been heavily involved in deep cleans.
Business Development Manager (North East)
Tracey joined us with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, bringing with her a wealth of people and communication skills. Tracey is spearheading our growth plans in the North East and keeps the Operations team very bust with the amount of new business she keeps on bringing in. When not at work Tracey spends as much time as possible with her children and has been known to frequent theme parks! A more relaxing hobby for Tracey is gardening.
Debbie worked for us a couple of years ago as an Area Supervisor but left to gain more experience in management positions. We were absolutely delighted when Debbie applied for the vacant Operations Manager position at the end of 2019. Working closely with the team and clients, Debbie has settled well in her new role and we hear lots of positive feedback about her attitude and commitment to deliver service excellence.
Business Development Manager (Yorkshire)
With a background in the cleaning industry and a wealth of both telephone and field sales, we’re delighted to have Kayleigh heading the sales function in Yorkshire. With huge growth plans in the area, we are looking forward to Kayleigh bringing in new business to compliment the excellent clients we already have to look after. Kayleigh’s ‘other half’ is Byron and she has two young girls, two cats and a Chihuahua to take care of. We think Kayleigh is going to be busy!
Helen worked with us a few years ago before moving south for pastures new. We’re delighted that Helen has returned to the region and has re-joined us as an Area Supervisor to support the operations team. With a boat load of cleaning experience and management know how, Helen has fitted straight back in and we’re pleased to have Helen with us again.
Sarah is now our full time Office Manager and we’re absolutely delighted to have such a bubbly personality in the new office in The Grainger Suite. Sarah has been with us for a few years now in a part time role but we thought it was time Sarah ‘officially’ ran the place! Sarah will be working mainly from the office but with innovations in IT, Sarah can work from virtually any place she’s is. When not at work Sarah spends lots of time with Dylan (her big lad, who seems to be getting taller every time we see him), Zumba and a whole host of stuff to keep her busy. Great to have you around a whole lot more.
Senior Operations Manager
Sandra has worked with us since 2013 and has now joined our Operations Team on a permanent full time basis. Sandra has proved to be well liked by clients and our cleaning teams and leads from the front by showing a great example and work ethic. We’re delighted to have Sandra as part of the team. When not working Sandra loves to look after her four horses.
Liam worked with us a couple of years ago before moving to Australia to see what life in the sunshine had to offer. After deciding that the cold north east was more suited, Liam came home and we’re delighted he did. Liam understands the business and has fitted in really well with the Operations Team. Growing with experience, Liam is now regularly auditing customers and is involved with training and recruitment of new cleaning operatives.
Bella is a Newfoundland and loves jam on toast, biscuits, sausages, curry and anything else that happens to drop on the floor (accidentally of course).
We're always looking for local, experienced cleaning staff to work with us. If you're interested in joining us, please get in touch. If you have a car and are able to work very flexible hours, please get in touch. We pay mileage allowances too.