PLASTICS

A serious global issue that we all need to help tackle.
Recycle and reduce plastics today.


Global issue of plastics and plastics bottles in need of cleaning up. Offices can do their bit.
Global plastic pollution is a problem we all need to help tackle. Recycle today. Make changes today.

Offices in london need to make changes to their plastics policies

Plastics – A serious issue that we all need to tackle

Plastics have been around for a hundred years or so, and they have produced many benefits. However, we are now seeing they also bring many drawbacks. Prince Charles warned the world of the dangers of plastics some 40 years ago. It seems the world didn’t pay much attention to him. He was dismissed as being “out of touch” but he was spot on.

Plastics are all around us today. We use them in our daily lives and routines, often without thinking about what happens to them and what effect they will have on the environment. The recent television programmes, such as BBC Blue Planet II have highlighted the damage and destruction plastics are causing around the world. We all have a responsibility to look after our planet and make it a better place to live for generations to come. It’s not just up to governments to clean up the oceans, we must act now too.

Plastics can now be found in more than 60 percent of sea birds and are in nearly all turtle species. They mistake it for food and try to digest plastics.

 

Plastic recycling is very important in office cleaning now.

According to Friends of the Earth,

12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea each year

with only 9% of all plastic having been recycled.

1 million plastic bottles are bought worldwide every day.

Change can happen when we try. Since the 5p plastic bag charge was introduced, there has been 9 billion fewer plastic bags used in England.

Even our clothes shred tiny bits of plastics called microfibres when we wash them. These microfibres often end up in the sea, into the fish and possibly into the food chain.

We need to do all we can. Recycle wherever possible. Reduce the number of plastic bottles we purchase. Perhaps your office could provide water fountains, instead of water bottles?

With Christmas approaching, Friends of the Earth provide great tips for a plastic free Christmas, and we thought we would share their information.

For the office parties and Secret Santa this year, why not use the understated elegance of brown parcel paper to wrap those presents. Add natural decorations or homemade cookies, tying it all together with string of course.

The advice for the office Christmas tree is if you have a plastic one, keep using it for as long as you can. Recycle it. If you opt for a real tree, make sure it’s one with the FSC logo.

If your office workers send a lot of Christmas cards, then make sure they are recycled! Try purchasing cards printed on recycled materials of course.

We all know how important coffee is to keep the office workforce going! Why not have reusable coffee cups or use china mugs and ditch the plastic single use ones.

There’s lots more information and help on the Friends of the Earth website, or on the internet in general.

If you would like more information on recycling and general office cleaning, please contact Hawkey Cleaning and Support Services.

For more useful information on cleaning up the planet and using less plastic, there are lots of available resources.

Some of which are the BBC Plastic Watch, Friends of the Earth and Plastic Recycling information

NEW OFFICE CLEANING LONDON ADDRESS

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services move to a new London address


Hawkey Office Cleaning London address changes to 33 CAVENDISH SQUARE, SOHO, LONDON W1G 0PW
Hawkey Office Cleaning London address changes to 33 CAVENDISH SQUARE, SOHO, LONDON W1G 0PW

HAWKEY CLEANING MOVE ADDRESS IN CENTRAL LONDON

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services are delighted to have moved address in London.

Our new address is now:

Hawkey Cleaning and Support Services
33 CAVENDISH SQUARE
SOHO
LONDON
W1G 0PW

The telephone number remains the same 020 7903 5360

SHAFTESBURY's at 57 BROADWICK STREET LONDON W1

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services appointed to clean Shaftesbury's new development at 57 Broadwick Street, London, W1


Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services appointed to clean Shaftesbury's new development at 57 Broadwick Street, London, W1
Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services appointed to clean Shaftesbury's new development at 57 Broadwick Street, London, W1

DELIGHTED TO BE APPOINTED TO CLEAN THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services are delighted to have been appointed by Shaftesbury to clean their new flagship development at 57 Broadwick Street.

57 Broadwick Street is situated on the prominent corner of Broadwick Street and Marshall Street in the heart of Soho.

This comprehensively refurbished Carnaby property offers contemporary accommodation over four floors totalling 20,445 square feet.

Hawkey, already responsible for cleaning the Carnaby Street Estate on behalf of Shaftesbury, will provide all cleaning services requirements for the building, including high level window cleaning and pest control.

The property is finished to a creative specification with new exposed VRF air conditioning systems with full height glazing as well as private terraces on 1st to 4th floors.

RAF Museum London one-off cleaning

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services brought in to clean the RAF Museum London after a 23m Refurb


Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services brought in to clean the RAF Museum London after a 23m Refurb
The RAF Museum London 23m Refurb which Hawkey were brought in to clean

Great feedback from The Hub and client team

Project & Design Manager, Viresh Patel commented "I'd like to take this opportunity to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with your on-site team, they conducted themselves in the highest manner and adhered to all the H&S restrictions and did a fantastic job and both The Hub and our client team were extremely impressed!"

For more information on the RAF Museum in London, visit their website by clicking here

For more information on The Hub, a specialist fit-out contractor for the RAF Museum in London, visit their website by clicking here

Continued BTCC sponsorShip for 2018

We are please to announce continued sponsorship in the field of British Touring Cars for 2018


Hawkey supports the AmD Performance BTCC Team
Hawkey's continued sponsorship of AmD Performace Prepared Audi for 2018

Hawkey's continued sponsorship of AmD Performace Prepared Audi for 2018

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services, a leading supplier of contract cleaning services, is proud to announce that they will be once again, an official sponsor of the AmD Performance prepared Audi for the 2018 British Touring Car Championship.

With Trackside crowd figures nudging the 40,000 mark and live TV coverage on ITV4 attracting millions of viewers, it is the perfect platform for us to raise our profile and reputation.

 

NOROVIRUS

Stay clean and healthy in the work environment


NOROVIRUS - ADVICE TO STAY CLEAN AND HEALTHY
NOROVIRUS - ADVICE TO STAY CLEAN AND HEALTHY

Norovirus – How to stay clean and healthy

Often called stomach flu or gastroenteritis, Norovirus is an infection that causes gastroenteritis, which results in vomiting and diarrhoea. It is one of the most common bugs in the UK.

As we have seen in recent news items, it has caused a few issues recently in the World Athletics Championships.

So, how do we get the virus in the first place and what can we do to prevent this in our workplace?

Consuming food or drink that is contaminated due to food handlers who have not washed their hands adequately.

Eating without washing hands, which may have come into contact with Norovirus.

Have contact with a person who is infected or showing symptoms.

Drinking liquids contaminated by infected persons.

This virus is very contagious and can spread rapidly throughout environments such as offices, care homes etc.

Although it usually clears up by itself in a few days, it is a virus that we want to prevent in the first place.

Obviously, there are some common-sense approaches and that is to do with regular cleaning and hygiene and regular office cleaning is a top priority.

Personal hygiene, however, is uppermost in the fight against Norovirus and everyone should regularly wash their hands. It is essential for employers to provide adequate hand washing facilities and keep the washrooms well stocked of cleaning products and paper towels or functioning dryers.

The NHS has more information on Norovirus here http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Norovirus/Pages/Introduction.aspx

See more posts about this and other information on our Google+ Page.

 

Hawkey Customer Focus Training - Stage 3

Look, Smile, Talk, Listen, Thank


Hawkey Customer Focus Training Stage 2
Hawkey Customer Focus Training Stage 3

As part of Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services commitment to quality, our management team recently completed a customer focus training course with CBRE. The next in our series of Customer Focus Training is the Rule of Five.

Five seemingly obvious words that can get neglected during the working day.

 

LOOK - SMILE - TALK - LISTEN - THANK

 

Looking

How often are you greeted by a receptionist focusing on their PC screen or phone? It might be that they are trying to solve a problem but the acid test is do you know this?

Consider how this negatively impacts the customer experience, but by giving the customer 100% concentration and eye contact and a smile instead whilst they say their name and who they are here to see and then referring to the computer to check them in, is extremely powerful. It demonstrates confidence, respect, and professional conduct and makes the person feel important.

 

Listening

Too often whilst the other person is talking the voice in our head is talking at the same time which means we miss important parts of the conversation. Our internal voice may be working out how to help them, thinking of what to say next, getting ready to justify a point – whatever is going on inside the head means we are not truly listening to the customer.

 

See more posts about this and other information on our Google+ Page.

 

Hawkey Customer Focus Training - Stage 2

Hawkey Office Cleaning London Customer Focus Training Stage 2


Hawkey Customer Focus Training Stage 2
Hawkey Customer Focus Training Stage 2
Hawkey Customer Focus Training Stage 2

As part of Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services commitment to quality, our management team recently completed a customer focus training course with CBRE. The next in our series of Customer Focus Training is the importance of customers and how important delivering customer excellence and support is to create a strong brand and positive reputation.See more posts about this and other information on our Google+ Page.

Hawkey complete Customer Focus Training

Hawkey Office Cleaning London proud to complete Customer Focus Training with CBRE


Hawkey proud to complete Customer Focus Training with CBRE
Hawkey proud to complete Customer Focus Training with CBRE

As part of Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services commitment to quality, our management team recently completed a customer focus training course with CBRE. The course focused on helping our employees deliver service excellence. The attached poster 'THE IMPORTANCE OF YOU' is the first in a series of eleven to empower and strengthen our staff to deliver service excellence to our clients. See more posts about this and other information on our Google+ Page.

Hawkey secure contract at O2 Peninsula

Hawkey have been awarded the contract to clean the external windows of the prestigious Lower Riverside Development at the O2 Peninsula on behalf of Knight Dragon.


Hawkey secure contract at O2 Peninsula
Hawkey secure contract at O2 Peninsula

The window cleaning will be carried out by using 'reach and wash' water-fed pole technology for the lower sections, alongside advanced rope access equipment for the higher elevations. This will enable the site to be cleaned in a controlled manner, meeting the strict Work at Height Regulations, 2007.

The O2 Peninsula further strengthens our ability and reputation as one of London's premier cleaning services provider. We are proud of the work the team have done, to secure this high-profile development. We will work closely with Knight Dragon's onsite management team, to ensure we deliver the very best level of support and standards.

Hawkey Provide Chewing Gum Removal Solutions

Chewing gum on footpaths is an unsightly problem.


Hawkey Provide Chewing Gum Removal Solutions
Hawkey Provide Chewing Gum Removal Solutions

At Hawkey, we have invested in a range of Gum Rangers to tackle this problem. The Gum Ranger uses environmental friendly chemicals to remove the chewing gum in seconds with no lasting residue. We are currently using this on the world famous Carnaby Street in London with fantastic results!

Hawkey lands Cayman Islands Government Office Contract

Hawkey Cleaning & Support Services have been awarded the cleaning services contract at Cayman Islands Government Office in Central London.


Hawkey lands Cayman Islands Government Office Contract
Hawkey lands Cayman Islands Government Office Contract

The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea. Grand Cayman, the largest island, is known for its beach resorts and varied scuba diving and snorkelling sites. Little Cayman, the smallest island, is home to diverse wildlife, from endangered iguanas to seabirds such as red-footed boobies.

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