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It's easy to stay abreast of the latest opinions, thoughts and insights from JR&Co. Scroll down to discover reports on different sectors, new technology, and discussions on the day-to-day commerical cleaning challenges faced by companies like yours.

Introducing our free guide: A Secure Approach to Workplace Sustainability

14/06/2018

The importance of taking green actions and minimising the amount of materials that end up in landfill or polluting our oceans has been stimulated by recent media coverage. From our experience of providing professional cleaning services to some of the most prestigious organisations across London, we recognise that they care about their impact on the environment and that sustainable thinking is fundamental to their business.

 

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Facilities fit for royalty

15/05/2018

Facilities fortunate enough to be showcased as part of the upcoming Royal Wedding will need to be of immaculate standard. We know first-hand how important it is for prestigious organisations to have facilities that are fit for royalty. Many of our clients run high profile sites of historical, cultural, educational or charitable importance – such as Kew Gardens, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and United Grand Lodge of England – and have been honoured with royal visits.

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Supporting every walk of life

14/05/2018

As well as being successful in business, the prestigious organisations that we work in partnership with recognise they can make a positive impact on society. This can involve measures including investing in the well-being of staff, providing the London Living Wage, or championing charitable causes. Corporate social responsibility is at the root of their business and it’s also at the heart of ours

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Embracing innovation to meet exacting requirements

26/04/2018

We see first-hand that the facilities managers we partner with work tirelessly to overcome daily challenges, and ensure their sites are fit for purpose and run effortlessly. Issues they face include high-traffic levels, duty of care matters, managing multiple service providers, safeguarding the building and the people within it, and the arrangement of multiple functions and events to name but a few.

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3 tips to keep your business safe from infection

26/02/2018

UK flu levels continue to hit the headlines after a record winter outbreak, with the most recent data released by Public Health England on 15th February showing that, whilst they are beginning to stabilise, flu continues to circulate across the UK. Employees are particularly vulnerable to infections during the winter months, especially those in large commercial premises where there is a high density of people.

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Secure Commercial Cleaning Is Our Focus As We Rebrand

22/01/2018

Over the next few months you will really see some changes to our business, as we’ve undergone a rebrand to highlight our ethos to deliver secure commercial cleaning® to our customers. We are rolling out our new Julius Rutherfoord & Co logo and livery into all corners of the business as you read! You will see our new look across our website, social media, uniforms & vehicles, marketing materials, signage, our HQ and more.

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In Safe Hands

12/12/2017

It’s more important than ever to have appropriate security measures in place for every aspect of your business to protect people and reputation.

As technology advances, we firmly believe that the professional cleaning industry should be moving towards a more systems-based approach to vetting staff and improving the safe delivery of cleaning.

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Celebrating Living Wage Week Leaders

26/10/2017

The 5th of November is a day of celebration, as spectacular fireworks displays light up the night’s sky. This year, there’s even more to cheer with the launch of Living Wage Weekrunning from Sunday 5th November to Saturday 11th November.

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Recycling Week

15/09/2017

We’re worth it!

‘Recycling – It’s Worth It!’ is the message being shared for Recycle Week (25 September – 1 October), the annual UK-wide campaign encouraging people to recycle and celebrate success. Initiatives like this show how everyone can do their bit to recycle as much as they can. We passionately believe in working with our clients to implement green initiatives, including recycling and using innovative, chemical-free cleaning methods.

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Meticulous about training

14/08/2017

Anyone who tries to argue that the cleaning industry is for unskilled people is either being patronising, or worse – playing deliberately ignorant.

Cleaning requires skills that must be taught through training, not least the health and safety procedures surrounding the correct use of equipment, and the proper technical knowledge connecting cleaning with good hygiene and infection prevention.

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