‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ and IMS

‘Bring your Dog to Work Day’ 2019 takes place today the 21st June.  Yes, you have read correct, there is now a day when you can bring your pampered pooches into work with you!   The annual event was established in the UK in 2014 and is for a good cause, raising money for animal welfare charities such as dog rescue charity ‘All Dogs Matter’ and’ International Charity Animals Asia’

Unfortunately, not every boss is keen on bringing your pet into work, we are very lucky at IMS as our Managing Director Neil Webb often brings in Buddy his lively, fun and loving border terrier.  Buddy is part of the furniture and is loved by everyone in the office.

Studies have shown that being in the presence of pets at work can help to lower stress levels and increases positive social interactions.   Dogs are usually much happier too if they can come to work because they do not like to be left at home for long periods of time.

Along with the benefits of bringing your pet to work, let’s admit that taking your dog into work and having cuddles is just plain fun!  Here are some pictures of our little ray of sunshine ‘Buddy’ our office dog.

Mental Health well-being within Clean Working Environments

Mental Health in the workplace is highlighted now more than ever and with it most recently been Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, did you know that having a good Commercial Cleaning Company in place benefits not only your physical health but your overall well-being?  A Study by an Indiana University professor and research scientist, Nicole R. Keith says that people with clean houses are healthier than people with messy houses, the same goes for office spaces.

A typical office worker spends about a third of their lives inside the workplace.  Office equipment when unclean can harbour many germs which increases chances of contracting physical illnesses leading to absenteeism.  Absent staff causes added pressure on existing staff due to dealing with the additional workload, increasing stress levels which can have a detrimental effect on mental health.

Unclean office spaces can cause feelings of disorganisation and a lack of control amongst employees which also has a negative impact on well-being.

Ensuring that you have a good Commercial Cleaning Company in place keeps the office clean and tidy and reducing sick days.  Employees will feel more valued, productive and motivated, benefiting their overall health as well as ready to focus on their work.

As a company, we are passionate at delivering the best possible levels of cleanliness for all our clients that ensure all staff and visitors to their premises feel that they are in a clean and well-presented environment.

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IMS attends Thames Valley EXPO Event at Ascot Racecourse

IMS were delighted to attend an EXPO event in The Pavilion at Ascot Racecourse in May 2019.   The Thames Valley Expo Ascot, formerly Thames Valley Expo Windsor is a networking event to connect with other business individuals in a beautiful and relaxed environment.

We met with some like-minded individuals, attended some interesting seminar workshops and even got involved in ‘speed networking’ sessions which was a fun way to introduce ourselves!   There were also some very influential keynote speakers at the event such as Dragons Den star Edward Hollands, John Davies an international entrepreneur and founder of Cash Flow, Derek Redmond the British Athlete and Paul Waite a renowned entrepreneur and founder of leading accountancy firms in the UK.

When a person says they are ‘Networking’ immediately what springs to mind is ‘what are you trying to sell’? We like to meet with different people at events such as the recent EXPO, as we are not only sharing what we do as a company, but also meeting with influential people who can give advice on various matters that would improve our business, coming across new opportunities whilst helping each other.

With all this in mind, IMS plan to attend some networking events throughout the year and look forward to sharing our experiences with you.