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.
You may well have heard the term and watched news reports of instances of Modern Slavery right across the UK and the rest of the World but what does it mean for us and what can we all do to ensure it doesn’t go on in our business or our supply chain.
Congratulations to Dawn Hagan (and boyfriend Joe) as they became a first time Mam and Dad to Vincent Edward Duffy on Monday the 17th July. Tina (Dawn’s Mam) now becomes Nana T and was so thrilled with the arrival of Vinnie, Nana T brought him in to the office for some cuddles! Although Dawn has worked with us for three years, Nana T has worked with us for ten!
We look forward to seeing a lot more of Vinnie.
We are surrounded by germs especially in confined areas where people are working or interacting in close proximity with one another like the office or school or hospitals and medical centre’s they are at particular high risk of the spread of germs.
Due to huge expansion we’re looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join our family business. You’ll need to be a real ‘team player’ a good organiser and motivator and know how to liaise brilliantly with customers.