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January 2015 Catch Up

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a good holiday, whatever you were doing.

This month, we have had the privilege of working alongside the hardworking housekeeping team at Ampleforth College and Abbey.  This beautiful place has been the home of a community of Benedictine Monks since 1802 and is also a co-educational boarding school for 600 students aged between 13-18 and a hospitality provider offering pastoral retreats and pilgrimage's providing guests with time for reflection.Up keeping the beautiful antique mouse man furniture and old wooden flooring to preserve it for others to enjoy for years to come are some of the challenges to consider and we look forward to supporting the everyday cleaning issues that arise in order to keep such a place clean and hygienic. 

Our website continue to provide knowledgeable resources in our Hygiene Management Scheme section and COSHH training is readily available for all our customers to undertake, free of charge.  Once completed, this provides a downloadable certificate of competence.  To give you the chance to check this out, click on Resource Centre which is the second to last tab running along the top of the site, schroll down to the Hygiene Management Scheme and click on COSHH  E Learning.  The e mail address to log in is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the password is coshhtest.

This month sees the arrival of a new team member, Tim Chadwick.  He joins us a General Manager and he will be working closely with me and all the team.  Tim has recently returned to his home town of Scarborough after gaining 18 years management experience working in London as a Facilities Manager.  During this time he managed various projects with the most notable being The British Museum, The National Gallery, The O2 and South Bank University in the public arena, although gained corporate experience working with companies such as IBM and McKinsey & Company.  We are very excited about Tim joining us as we believe that his management skills will be easily transferred into the company focussing on high standards of service delivery and client satisfaction, whilst ensuring good team moral and motivation.

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Our sunflower selfie competition which ran up until just before Christmas, saw Dan Hargreaves Chef at Copper Horse scoop the prize of a hamper of seasonal treats!  I am sure you will agree Dan's entry had the aww factor.

Until next month, keep safe and warm!