IMS carry out presentation to school ‘Eco Committee’

We were thrilled as a company to be invited to one of our local school clients to provide a presentation to them on the environment.  The invitation was to speak to their ‘Eco Committee’ about the new products IMS are using to help the environment.  We not only spoke to the children about what IMS are doing, but also about how they can help to reduce single use plastics and recycle in their school and homes.

Louise Carter at IMS who was recently promoted to HR Training, Health & Safety Coordinator and Claire Murphy who works in Sales and Marketing surpassed themselves on putting together a presentation at short notice and provided the 30-minute talk to the school last week.  Both ladies felt extremely honoured to be representing the company.  The talk was to a friendly, inquisitive and enthusiastic group of children aged 4 to 7, currently working on an ‘Eco Project’ for the school.

Louise and Claire talked about how IMS have recently changed our cleaning product to a fantastic eco-friendly product range called ‘Triple 8’.  By using this dosage system, we will be diluting chemicals at the point of use and sourcing water locally which minimises carbon emission and chemical wastage.  Re-using the same spray bottle will also help to reduce plastic packaging, compared with using ready-made chemicals.  We explained in detail to the group of how this new product helps the environment, see some points below which were discussed on the ‘Triple 8’ product:

  • Prior to IMS using the new dosing system product, we would have used 10 bottles of cleaning product a month in a school such as the one we visited, a total usage of 120 plastic bottles a year.
  • We now use 1 bottle of chemical which is diluted in water and this makes up to 100 spray bottles.
  • To sum it up, the plastic and chemical usage has been reduced to 2 bottles of chemical and 2 spray bottles which lasts the entire year!
  • At the end of the year, we then reuse the previous year’s spray bottles.

Below are some more topics from the presentation which were discussed:

  • Where our rubbish goes and how landfill sites are destroying our countryside.
  • Why it is so important to recycle.
  • How IMS are helping the environment not just at our client’s sites, but also have measures in place at our office to reduce waste.
  • We spoke about what other companies are doing to help.
  • Lastly, we asked the children to list some items that they could recycle at the school and in their homes.

The talk was finished by the ladies at IMS thanking the school for inviting them, each of the children were awarded with a fun ‘word search’ from IMS to take home with them.  The School Business Manager and teacher who were both present on the day thanked IMS for visiting the school, stating how it greatly benefited the children and how much everyone enjoyed it.

Louise and Claire on their return to the office stated “We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the school today, they were such a lovely group of children.  We felt honoured to represent the company and we are delighted to be involved in the schools Eco project”.

The teacher present at the talk emailed feedback shortly after to us:

‘Dear Claire,

Thank you for coming to our school today and talking to our Eco Warriors about how your company is helping to save the environment and reduce the amount of plastic you are using.  All the children found it very interesting and are keen to feedback to their classes ‘

Neil Webb, Managing Director at IMS stated “At Insite Managed Services, we are extremely focused on taking positive steps to help the environment.  I felt proud and extremely honoured that we were invited to speak at the school. Louise and Claire did a brilliant presentation, it is fantastic that the children feel as passionate as we do about helping the environment”.

While it is impossible to eliminate waste completely from our lives, we like to think that we are leading the way by implementing changes and enjoy spreading a positive message and visiting schools. It is rewarding to engage with children from an early age, knowing that we are helping them to learn why protecting the environment is so important.

If you would like to work with a Commercial Cleaning Company who use eco-friendly products or perhaps enquire about our presentation which we recently provided to the school, please do get in touch on 01344 845000.

We would love to hear from you.

Employee Of The Month – June 2019

Insite Managed Services as a company prides itself in staff excellence and firmly believes in employee recognition. Recognition is all about acknowledging the hard work and accomplishments of employees within our organisation, we can’t offer an exceptional quality of office cleaning without them.

It is always lovely when we get positive feedback from our clients.   A local school we look after got in touch recently with our Operations Manager Malcolm Smith to advise him that the Supervisor Mr Singh is doing a fantastic job. The School Business Manager commented that ‘Mr Singh is a very friendly and polite individual who shows great pride in his role, he uses his initiative and works very methodically and thoroughly, he is an asset to our school’.

Malcolm Smith, Operations Manager states, ‘We are delighted to receive such positive feedback from our client.  I am proud of Mr Singh, he truly is a hard worker and a valuable employee with IMS, we would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication to the company’.

 

 

 

As a company we focus strongly on our values, two of which are success and driven relationships.   Building relationships with our employees and clients is vital to our company, we want our employees to be happy and our clients to be made feel welcome and comfortable in that they can communicate with us.

With all this in mind, we are delighted to award Mr Singh as June’s Employee of the Month for his hard work and has been awarded with an ‘Employee Of The Month’ certificate and some vouchers for his dedication to the company.

If you would like to join our growing team, please contact us today on 01344 845000.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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.

 

Deep Cleaning Services – Surrey

IMS recently completed a carpet clean at our client Toshiba Tec UK, Chertsey Surrey. Our cleaning operatives are extremely proud to work in such a distinctive period office building, situated in the heart of Chertsey.  Toshiba TEC UK was incorporated in 2000 and is a leading business technology provider helping businesses across the UK to streamline their processes, saving valuable time and money.

The deep clean was led by our Area Manager Svetlana Naneva, which was performed out of hours at the weekend.  From the pictures you can see an example of the before and after intense carpet clean which was carried out, using a combination of buffing and hot water extraction methods, the client was extremely pleased with the results.

IMS have been servicing offices and schools for years and often recommend deep cleans to keep your building feeling marvellous.  Daily office cleaning takes care of the daily build up but there will always be areas that will benefit from a quarterly scrub.

Here are a couple of before and after pictures Svetlana took on her iPhone to show exactly how much of a fantastic job our team performed.

 

If you would like to enquire about our carpet cleaning services please contact us by calling 01344 845000 or email info@ims.co.com.

Meet Monika Jonderko our new Area Manager

We are delighted to announce that Monika Jonderko who has been with IMS since 2014 has most recently been promoted to Area Manager.  Monika started as a Cleaning Operative at one of our most prestigious clients, Future Electronics in Egham.  She was promoted to Support Manager in 2017 and due to her continuing hard work and dedication in the company, Monika has rightfully earned her new position as Area Manager.

Operations Manager Malcolm Smith commented ‘Following a successful trial period, Monika has been promoted to Area Manager.  I could not think of a better person for the role, given her hard work, commitment and dedication, well done Monika!’

One of the core principles of IMS is to support our staff throughout their employment, this helps us to not only maintain staff who feel content and proud of where they work but also leads to happy and satisfied clients.  We are dedicated to the quality of our work of all our employees to create a dynamic and professional environment.  We recognise staff excellence, leading to progression within the company, which led to Monika’s promotion.

Monika commented ‘IMS is growing and it’s a great company to work for, I am delighted to be promoted to Area Manager and excited about the future in my new role.’

Carpet Cleaning Services Reading, Berkshire

IMS were recently approached to carry out our carpet cleaning services to a company in Reading, Berkshire for their extremely busy and well used staff break out area.

The team were faced with not only stains and spillages from food and drink, but also industrial oils and greases due to the nature of the site.

Our team, led by our Support Manager Shabbir, performed the job out of hours and used a mix of bonnet buffing and hot water extraction methods.  The outcome of their hard work is something we are very proud of, and the client was extremely satisfied with the end result and couldn’t quite believe we managed to remove all the stains.

Although they are a little blurry, here are a couple of before and after pictures Shabbir took on his iPhone to show exactly how much of a fantastic job our team performed.

 

 

 

If you would like to enquire about our carpet cleaning services please contact us by calling 01344 845000 or email info@ims.co.com.

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Christmas Carols at Forestry Commission Alice Holt

In December, our Operations Director Malcolm Smith carried out his usual monthly review meeting with our client Forestry Commission in Farnham Surrey, which is standard procedure following an audit process.

However, Malcolm’s visit coincided with an impromptu visit from a local school spreading the Christmas cheer with their carol singing from their school choir.

Malcolm said, “It was fantastic and really got us in the Christmas spirit!”

We hope all our customers and staff enjoyed the festive period and have a great 2018!

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Charity Donation

We are delighted in continuing to support our client BTG Biocompatibles in their charity work, and have recently contributed a brand-new Henry Vacuum in an auction for their latest donation to the Sue Ryder Charity.

The Sue Ryder Charity provide person-centered hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care, but also emotional support and practical things they take care of too. They do whatever they can to be a safety net for patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.

IMS always look to support all our clients’ values and goals, and is why we feel so passionate about contributing to any charitable causes, in keeping with our ethos and values around our day to day services provided.

We fully support all the charity work BTG Biocompatibles carry out, and have also been involved in the past with their Give & Gain Day of volunteering to be part of community projects in Farnham, Wokingham and Hook.

In this picture, our MD Neil Webb was on hand to present the decorating materials which IMS had donated, such as paint and paint brushes, to our client Chris Maybey as IMS contributed to the Give & Gain Day project.

 

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Employee Of The Month Award

December 2017 Employee of the Month - Daily Office Cleaning Services Bracknell, BerkshireHere at IMS, we are committed and dedicated to provide an excellent working environment for all of our employees. We believe if we look after our team, they will enjoy their work, resulting in higher standards of cleaning.

As a result, we have setup an employee of the month award, that celebrates certain individuals that have shown excellent attitude towards the company, and a hunger and drive to ensure excellent cleaning standards at all times.

December 2017 Employee of the Month

We would like to award Sharon Hopes for December’s employee of the month, who is the daytime operative at our client JDA Software in Bracknell where we provide our daily office cleaning service.  Sharon was actually put forward by our client James Cross for her exceptional attitude to always go above and beyond, as well as the excellent standards Sharon maintains.

Malcolm Smith, Operations Director said, “It is always great to receive a nomination from a client.  Sharon works during the day and has become an integral part of our team which has not gone unnoticed by James at JDA Software.  We would like to thank Sharon for her hard work and being such a great representation for IMS.”

If you would like to find out more about us, and our Daily Office Cleaning Services, contact us today on 01344 845000 or email us at info@ims.co.com.