Going back a number of years now, mental illness wasn’t very well understood. When we’d receive a call from someone saying they weren’t going to make it in to work because they were feeling, “A bit down” we didn’t give them a tremendous amount of sympathy.
All of my family now carry a donor card. Once we go we can help others to live. Far too many people are dying needlessly when they could live normal lives. What a gift to leave!
Let’s see if we can get more of our staff carrying the card. It’s easy, here’s the link
On the 1st September 1998 we’d sold our house, I’d quit my well-paid job and had a hire car delivered so I could at least get about.
From Monday the 6th August 2018 we’ll be located in a lovely new office in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Since we went in to business in 1998 and subsequently re-named to Edwards Commercial Cleaning Services Ltd in 2003, we’ve worked from an office in our home.
Back in the day when I was employed, I used to be entitled to 20 days holiday a year. Like most companies, we had a “Use them or lose them” policy but when it came to asking for holiday, it was always a problem.
Hazel and I were lucky enough to be able to attend the Interclean Show in Amsterdam last week. It’s probably the biggest cleaning show in Europe and was absolutely massive with literally thousands of exhibitors crammed into 12 huge halls.
Hearing some of the many stories about the awful conditions thrown at us from the ‘Beast from the East’ over the last seven days or so have been absolutely inspirational.
Business can be a funny old thing. When you start up your new company, it’s all about revenue and making money any way you can, so you’ll pretty much take anything that happens to come your way.
It has been a year of ups and downs. January and February started really well for the business and we had some substantial contract gains which, following on from a strong end to 2016, put us in an excellent position for the rest of 2017.