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Kingdom starts cleaning contract with Sports Direct

Kingdom is delighted to have started  providing commercial cleaning services to the UK’s number 1 sports retailer Sports Direct, and to Flannels, the high end designer store that Sports Direct owns a majority stake in.

Kingdom has started providing ongoing daily commercial cleaning to these companies at three sites in Solihull, Aintree and Newcastle, and is looking forward to growing and developing their relationship with the client over the coming years.

Kingdom delivers supervisor or site-managed commercial cleaning and maintenance services to show their clients’ values in their very best light. They are committed to using the best people, technologies and products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation. Their aim is to enhance their clients’ performance and provide them with results which they can measure and control.

Kingdom adds value by taking a pro-active stance towards site cleanliness and tidiness, and advise on ways to cut costs, what tasks can be reduced, what time of day is cheaper and how to reduce electricity consumption and CO2 emissions when cleaning. They offer basic, specialist, deep and reactive cleaning to commercial clients, the leisure industry, transport contracts, shopping centres and public areas around the UK. Additional services include waste management, janitorial service, hygiene supplies, landscaping, high pressure cleaning, kitchen and ductwork cleaning, graffiti and chewing gum removal.

Sports Direct International plc was established in 1982 by Mike Ashley with just one store in Maidenhead. They now own 690 stores worldwide, with over 420 of these in the UK. They operate a further 270 stories in 19 European countries including Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Spain, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal and Iceland.

Sports Direct became the UK’s largest sports-goods retailer in 2006 when they overtook JJB Sports. Sports Direct also owns a large number of sporting and fashion brands including Donnay, Slazenger, Firetrap, Dunlop, Everlast, Kangol, Karrimor and Lonsdale, and a number of other retailers including USC, Field & Trek and Lillywhites. The group employs around 11,000 people. The majority of their stores trade under the sportsdirect.com fascia, with the Premium Lifestyle division operating around 130 stores in the UK under fascias including Flannels, Cruise, USC and Van Mildert. To find out more about Sports Direct, please visit http://www.sportsdirect.com/.

Flannels is one of the UK’s leading luxury retailers, specialising in contemporary clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women. It was founded by their managing director Neil Prosser in Knutsford, Cheshire in 1976 who introduced major UK and international designers to the North West for the very first time. Their brands include Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Jimmy Choo, Stone Island and Kenzo. Over the last 40 years they have grown rapidly, with stores opening in leading UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and Cardiff. Sports Direct bought a 51% majority stake in Flannels in 2012. To find out more about Flannels, please visit http://www.flannels.com/.

To find out more about Kingdom’s commercial cleaning services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/commercial-cleaning/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom wins reception contract with top law firm

Kingdom is delighted to announce that they have won the contract to provide reception and concierge services to multinational law firm Fieldfisher LLP.

Kingdom is providing reception services to Fieldfisher for five days per week at their Manchester office on behalf of their facilities management company DCT Facilities. Fieldfisher’s Manchester office focuses on offering professional legal advice in litigation, real estate, real estate finance, corporate, technology, regulatory, employment, intellectual property and insolvency.

Fieldfisher have approximately 400 lawyers across 16 offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Birmingham, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley and employ over 1,000 people in total. Their headquarters are at Riverbank House in London, a Thames-side premises adjacent to London Bridge. Their origins can be traced back to 1835.

The firm has practices in sectors including Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Services, Government & Public Services, Healthcare, Hotels & Leisure, Life Sciences, Media, Retail, Telecoms and Technology. They have the following main practice areas:
  • Competition, Regulatory and Trade
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Crime
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment, Pensions and Incentives
  • Finance
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Private Client
  • Public and Regulatory
  • Real Estate
  • Tax and Structuring
  • Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy
Kingdom is very much looking forward to working with Fieldfisher, and to growing and building the relationship with the firm over the coming years. More information about Kingdom’s latest client can be found on their website: http://www.fieldfisher.com/

Kingdom’s Reception and Concierge service is there to welcome you and your guests and to ensure that every experience of your business is memorable for the right reasons. Their professional reception and concierge team provides unprecedented levels of customer service and satisfaction and quickly becomes the public face of your organisation, delivering a 5-star service of the very highest quality.

For more information about Kingdom’s Reception and Concierge Service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/reception-concierge/ or call us on 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom wins litter contract in Wrexham after successful trial

Kingdom is very pleased to have been awarded the contract to continue to provide environmental protection services in Wrexham for at least the next two years following a very successful pilot scheme in the borough over the last year.

Kingdom has been providing environmental protection services on behalf of Wrexham County Borough Council since April 2016. Kingdom’s Environmental Protection officers have been tackling litter and dog fouling in the county borough, issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) of £75 to anyone caught dropping litter or failing to clean up after their dog has fouled. Kingdom is very much looking forward to continuing the excellent relationship with Wrexham Council which they have developed over the past 12 months.

Kingdom was originally chosen for a trial period in Wrexham after the council received a number of complaints regarding dog fouling in 2015, and the cost of tackling litter in the county borough had risen to £1.2million per year. This led to Wrexham Council launching a campaign of “zero tolerance” towards offenders.

In the first six months of the pilot more than 3,200 fines were issued, worth £263,475. In comparison, only 43 fines were issued by the council in 2015-2016. An article in The Times, on BBC News and on ITV News in January 2017 announced that Wrexham was now the first council in the country to be collecting more fines for littering than for parking - £30,000 per month for littering compared to £11,000 for parking.

As well as punishing people for breaking the law, Kingdom has also been running a “Bin it to Win It” campaign in Wrexham which encourages people to dispose of their litter properly and potentially rewards them for doing so. The scheme offers people who are seen by Kingdom’s Environmental Protection officers putting their litter in the bin the chance to be entered into a monthly prize draw, with the prize being £50 of local shopping vouchers.

During the trial period, Kingdom has taken extra steps to tackle dog fouling in particular, by identifying hotspot areas, increasing their patrols around country parks, and starting their patrols earlier and finishing them later in order to catch more offenders.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background and aims to make our environment cleaner, safer and greener. They deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per year across the UK on behalf of local authorities, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces, therefore successfully reducing anti-social behaviour.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom’s Steve Foster rewarding for commitment

We’re delighted to report that Kingdom’s Discipline and Grievance Manager has been presented with a CEO Award for his commitment to the company, and are even more pleased to use this as an opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution that he has made to Kingdom over more than twenty years.

Steve Foster has been with Kingdom since the company was founded by Kingdom’s CEO Terry Barton BA (Hons) back in 1993, and so he has now been with the company for over 23 years.

He originally joined the company from a service background where he handled customer complaints. Since then, as well as gaining 23 years worth of on-the-job security experience, he has worked in every department at Kingdom during his time here.

Having therefore experienced the business from all angles, Steve is well placed to understand any problems experienced and how it affects the business from start to finish. Steve’s long service with Kingdom ensures that he is fully conversant with the “Kingdom Way”, including its brand, procedures and personnel, meaning he is perfectly suited to his role as Discipline and Grievance Manager and to his previous role as HR Team Manager.

In recognition of Steve’s service, he received a letter from Kingdom’s Colleague Welfare Manager, Jenny Cook, which said:

“It is with great pleasure that I write to you with a letter of commendation.

“You have been recognised for your work at Kingdom over the past 23 years. You have shown commitment and dedication and have had an impact on the growth and expansion of the company. You are a credit to Kingdom Services Group. 


“To receive a commendation due to outstanding work, setting high professional standards, as you have done is both positive for not only yourself but also for our company.  We would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment and congratulate you for your hard work. 


“As gratitude for your dedication to the company, I would like to offer you a Harry Potter Red Letter Day and an extra day’s holiday will be added to your annual entitlement.”


Steve was presented with his award by Kingdom’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark Wallace (pictured above).

Steve’s role as Discipline and Grievance Manager means that he manages Kingdom’s discipline and grievance process nationally. Previously as HR Team Manager his role was to direct, lead and support Kingdom’s national HR team of brand ambassadors, ensuring that they remained compliant, confident, empowered and confident to take ownership and provide service excellence. He worked with Kingdom’s customers to ensure that the colleagues the company places with them were right for their business, and he had a particular focus on colleague welfare and making sure that colleagues were happy.

The core responsibilities of Steve’s role include handling discipline issues and grievance issues. During his time at Kingdom he has been responsible for staff welfare, staff commendations, staff benefits and absence management, which includes sickness and paternity/maternity leave. He has also overseen the huge TUPE transfers during acquisitions. In addition to his role, Steve is also First Aid Qualified, and is an experienced British Standards Internal Auditor, with full knowledge and experience of procedures. Outside of work, Steve is a season ticket holder for St Helens RLFC and enjoys going to their matches. He is married with two boys, and loves spending time with his family.

Steve is a fantastic example of how colleagues are retained at Kingdom and of the loyalty that they have towards the company. Ultimately, we know that our people drive our success and we want our people to achieve great things and be rewarded for their efforts and a job well done.

We add value to our customer’s businesses by securing, deploying, training and retaining the right people and supporting their contracts with regional offices and a wealth of local and national management expertise. Our people have the experience, entrepreneurial spirit, passion and capability to move fast and stay closer to our client’s businesses. We make sure that our managers have the time to understand, manage and support our client’s contracts, and that they work in partnership with their local teams to ensure that they are happy and motivated people who bring best practice, innovation and cost savings to the table. This has resulted in Kingdom having one of the most loyal, well trained and thoroughly professional workforces in the industry.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom to tackle littering and dog fouling on Anglesey

Kingdom is pleased to be starting to carry out Environmental Protection services for yet another council in North Wales – this time it is the Isle of Anglesey County Council.

The new contract is for a 12-month trial and was announced in two articles - one in the Daily Post entitled “Anglesey Council chiefs trial new firm to tackle dog mess and litterbugs”, and another in News North Wales entitled “Private firm set to take on Anglesey’s dirty dogs in fouling crackdown.

Explaining the process in their article, the Daily Post said: “The St Helen’s based company already patrols litter and dog fouling issues for 35 other councils including Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. From the start of the trial, they will issue fixed fines of £75 for all littering and dog fouling offences. Under the system preferred by Anglesey Council, although they would pay nothing to Kingdom, the authority would only receive a 5% cut of every fine dished out.”

The newspaper reported that although there have been 282 complaints of dog fouling there have been no on the spot fines issued for dog fouling during the last two years by the council, and that only ten fixed penalty notices having been issued for littering during the same period.

Explaining why the council will be using Kingdom, a spokesman for the council said: “We can issue fixed penalty notices when people drop litter or fail to clean up after their dog has fouled, but historically the number of fines issued has been very low and we are aware that it’s a contentious issue across the island.”

In other to tackle this problem, Kingdom is therefore due to a start a year long trial, and, as the paper puts it, “will now be responsible for sorting out the problem.”

A spokesman for the council said: “Designated Kingdom enforcement staff will be appointed as authorised officers of the council to enable them to carry out enforcement work including issuing of relevant fixed penalty notices. Income generated from the issuing of fixed penalty notices will be used to meet environmental objectives. If the enforcement trial is proving a success after an initial three-month period, we will consider extending the trial with Kingdom to include providing penalty notices for on-street and off-street parking.”

He added: “The main aim of this initial trial is to ensure that Anglesey has cleaner streets.”

The move to appoint Kingdom and therefore to see cleaner streets in Anglesey was approved by the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s executive on Monday 20th March.

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background. Their specialist teams deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours each year on behalf of local authorities. They issue fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to offenders seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces, therefore successfully reducing anti-social behaviour.

For more information about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom expands contract with leading retail charity

Kingdom is very pleased to have been chosen to provide more security services to one of their existing clients, the retailTRUST. Kingdom started providing services to this client last year, and has been awarded the new contract following a very successful first few months working with them.

The retailTRUST is the leading charity supporting everyone in retail. They help to improve the lives of current and ex employees who work in retail, its supporting services and related industries – around 4.5 million people in total.

The charity aims to improve wellbeing by offering financial, emotional and vocational help and support, delivering a helping hand and support in times of need and crisis. They aim to be caring, innovating and trusted and help those who previously worked in retail, those who are currently employed in retail and those are developing their future in retail – or as they put it, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Their patron is Her Majesty The Queen, who has been Patron of the retailTRUST since 1948 when she was still Princess Elizabeth.

They offer a wide range of services including debt advice, counselling, hardship grants, career development and retirement housing through their retailHUB, retailRIGHT, retailCURE and cottageHOMES schemes.

CottageHOMES provides 5 retirement estates in the UK in London, Derby, Glasgow, Liverpool and Salford. These offer a variety of sheltered and extra care accommodation. Kingdom started providing security services to one of these estates last year, providing manned guarding to the Crookfur Estate in Glasgow, helping to keep it safe, secure and supported.

They have now been awarded the contract to provide security services to another of the estates, this time in Liverpool. Moores House, Liverpool, was opened in 2001 from funding provided by the Moores family and is set in landscaped gardens. The award-winning estate is situated close to the historic St Mary’s on the Hill Church in Walton Village, and offers peaceful surroundings with a real community feeling.

The estate contains 39 one bedroom flats and 5 two bedroom flats which are suitable for single people or couples. They provide sheltered accommodation and support that is tailor-made so that each resident can maintain a lifestyle that is as independent as possible, with on-site staff to provide advice and assistance. To find out more about Moores House, Liverpool, please visit http://www.retailtrust.org.uk/services/cottage-homes-/liverpool.

Kingdom is providing manned guarding for night shift cover on both of these estates. This includes carrying out safety checks of all buildings and access routes, monitoring and assessing all visitors, responding to any fire alarms, contacting the emergency services, contacting the management in the event of an emergency, accepting calls from Tele Care, allowing the emergency services access and escorting them whilst they are on the estate, completing a daily handover sheet and reporting any overnight incidents.

Kingdom is a national security supplier with over 20 year’s industry experience. They specialise in risk, loss and the protection of property, people and brand. One of the largest privately owned security companies in the country, they have regional offices spread evenly across the UK and utilise the best technology.

For more information about Kingdom’s security services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/security-personnel/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom continues to grow in India

Kingdom is delighted to announce that they have been awarded another major contract to provide security services in India.

Kingdom is now providing security to the Sitaram Trading Company in Trichur (or Thrissur) in Kerala, India, providing 22 security guards.

The Sitaram Trading Company is a leading distributor and agent for a wide range of consumer products, including personal care products, creams, powders, soaps and shampoos.

The Sitaram Trading Company is part of the Sitaram Group, which is one of the oldest business houses in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It was established in 1908 by Sri. T. S. Balarama Iyer. Under his leadership, Sitaram Spinning and Weaving Mills, south India's first weaving mill, was started. This was the beginning of a business empire which is now dominant among the leading business groups in Kerala.

The founder of the business had a vision for the years ahead which was followed by his son, Mr. T. B. Subbarama Iyer, and is now being followed by his four sons, ensuring that the group maintains its high standard. So, the group's entire distribution network is looked after by the eldest son Mr. T. S. Balaraman. Mr. T. S. Venkitaraman, the second son, is in charge of the packing units. The Clearing Forwarding Unit is headed by Mr. T. S. Sivaraman, while the youngest son, Mr. T. S. Sitaram, is in charge of the automobile segment of the group. Mr. T. B. Subbarama Iyer coordinates the overall activities of the Sitaram Group of companies. The Group’s corporate office is located in Punkunnam, in the Trichur District of Kerala.

Kingdom announced in May 2016 that they were now able to support their UK customers that also need security services on the Indian sub continent, and that the new initiative would act as a launch pad for pan India and Middle East operations in the future. Kingdom took over an Indian security company that is based in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

As well as providing a guarding service and specialised and customised security solutions, they aim to help the uneducated sector to develop their hidden skills and secure their lives by providing job opportunities across Kerala. They are planning to utilise the Kerala government’s skill development programme in the security sector.

For more information about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom sponsoring junior football club’s fundraising event

Kingdom is proud to be supporting the Wilberfoss Mavericks Junior Football Club by sponsoring their forthcoming fundraising event. The Wilberfoss Mavericks JFC is a thriving community club in the East Riding of Yorkshire supporting the enjoyment and development of boys and girls from the age of 4 and upwards. One of the team is managed by Kingdom Director Mark Wallace.

The event is a Pig Racing Night which will be held on Saturday 25th March at The Pavilion in Wilberfoss, which is in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Doors open at 5pm, with the first race at 5.30pm. It is free entry, and promises great fun for the whole family, with everyone welcome!

Kingdom is sponsoring the overall event, and a wide range of local businesses are sponsoring the eight individual pig races. They are as follows:

Race 1 - The Soapy Group
Race 2 - Elevate Dance and Fitness
Race 3 - Aqua Stars Swim School
Race 4 - Vanessa Mills, Independent Phoenix Trader
Race 5 - Robert Room Architectural Drawing Services
Race 6 - Mouse House Floral Designs
Race 7 - Crown Tyres
Race 8 - TeLo Homes Limited

Speaking about the event, the organiser, Brett Romeniuk, said: “On behalf of the committee at Wilberfoss Mavericks JFC, I would like to thank all of our race sponsors above, it’s much appreciated.

“Additional to our kind race sponsors above, we also secured an overall sponsor for the night, Kingdom www.kingdom.co.uk which is just fantastic.

“I feel lucky to be part of such a well supported club with its supportive parents, generous sponsors and hard working dedicated volunteers.”


In October 2015 Kingdom announced that they were to sponsor the Wilberfoss Mavericks Under 11s football team for the season by purchasing their kit, and in return Kingdom’s logo was displayed on the front and back of the kit. Kingdom also supported the Year 5 Wilberfoss Mavericks Junior Football Team last year, helping them to complete a community project during the school summer holidays, and previously arranged for the team to attend a Wigan vs Leeds match at the DW Stadium in Wigan as VIP day guests.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their employees, their customers and grow their business.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom provide security advice to Scottish retailers

Kingdom’s Keith Young and Thomas Crichton were pleased to attend the recent Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) Retail Crime Seminar, which was held at Police Scotland College at Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, Fife, on Wednesday 15th February 2017. Tulliallan acts as both Police Scotland’s Corporate Headquarter and one of its key training venues.

The SGF is the national trade association for the convenience store industry in Scotland. It is the authoritative voice for the industry to both policy makers and the media. Its key activities are communication, lobbying, advice and networking. The event was attended by a large number of small retailers such as local corner shops.

The SGF Retail Crime Survey, which the SGF developed in partnership with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, was launched at the event. The report highlighted that in 2014 92% of convenience store retailers experienced some form of shop theft. Almost a quarter of this was on a daily basis, and most of the threatening and abusive incidents towards staff were triggered either by a refusal of sale or requests for ID. The seminar also highlighted the case of Mohammed Jawed who was subjected to a horrifically violent attack at his Glasgow store in January.

A key speaker at the event was Assistant Chief Constable Kate Thomson of Police Scotland who launched the Standards Charter for Safer Business which was developed by SGF and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and has been endorsed by Police Scotland. The event looked at ways that retailers can increase security, reduce opportunities for crime to occur, create a safe working environment for employees and help prevent in-store crime. It was recommended to the retailers attending that they work with both security firms and the police.

Kingdom was please to attend the event and offer security advice to the retailers present. Kingdom is an established retail specialist with a dedicated retail division, with services ranging from a basic retail officer door presence to a fully managed risk and loss prevention service. They work in partnership with some of the biggest retail names to reduce shrinkage and provide a return on investment (ROI). They provide services to stores, retail parks, shopping centres and centre CCTV operations.

To find out more about Kingdom’s retail security service, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/retail-security/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom colleague raising money for Syrian orphans

Kingdom is pleased to be supporting one of their Finance Dept Administrators, Abdul Wahhab, who is taking part in a trekking challenge to Mount Snowdon on Saturday 18th March 2017 in order to raise money for Syrian orphans.

Abdul will be climbing to a height of 3,199ft in support of 25 Syrian orphans, and will be doing this as part of the “Climb for Syria – Snowdon Trek” which is being organised by the Muslim Youth Network. The fundraising event is in partnership with Human Aid UK, an international humanitarian charity which strives to alleviate the suffering of the oppressed.

Explaining why they are raising funds on their website, the Muslim Youth Network says:

“It is one of the most difficult things in the world to witness a child in pain. By losing a parent, these vulnerable children instantly lose their childhood. Orphans are forced to become older beyond their years, to work as opposed to play freely, to assume responsibilities as opposed to pursue their ambitions.

"But with the right tools, a secure home and an advanced education, our Orphans can be given the chance to excel in their lives. When you give a child an education, you give them the keys to life itself.”


If you would like to sponsor Abdul you can do so by going to his fundraising site http://myn.everydayhero.com/uk/abdul#, where any donation big or small would be hugely appreciated by both Abdul and the orphans.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom continues membership of window cleaning organisation

Kingdom is pleased to have renewed its membership of the FWC – the Federation of Window Cleaners, which it first joined in January 2015. The renewed membership is now valid until January 2018.

Kingdom’s registration number with the FWC is 11755 and a photo of Kingdom’s most recent certificate is included with this article.

The Federation of Window Cleaners was established in 1947 as an independent, non-profit making organisation to support the needs of window cleaners in the UK. This year they are celebrating their 70th anniversary. It is owned and run for the benefit of its members, and its purpose is to maintain and improve the window cleaning industry and to represent its membership. Federation membership offers window cleaning companies numerous benefits, including free advice, and they are renowned for the calibre of their training courses.

Window cleaning is just one of the services offered by Kingdom’s site-managed commercial cleaning and maintenance service, which aims to show your company values in their very best light. They also offer waste management, janitorial service, hygiene supplies, landscaping, high pressure cleaning, kitchen and ductwork cleaning, graffiti and chewing gum removal.

Kingdom offers basic, specialist, deep and reactive cleaning to businesses, the leisure industry, transport and public areas. They add value by taking a pro-active stance toward site cleanliness and tidiness. They advise on ways to cut cost, what tasks can be reduced, what time of day is cheaper or how to reduce electricity consumption or CO2 emissions when cleaning. They are committed to using the best people, technologies and products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation.

Being a member of the Federation of Window Cleaners is part of Kingdom’s “commitment to quality” (C2Q). This embraces five key components: Safety, Health, Environment, Service and Outcomes. As a supplier to brand focused customers, Kingdom’s investment and dedication to quality and safety is taken extremely seriously. They regularly access experts in their field, including the FWC. More information about this can be found here.

For more information about Kingdom’s commercial cleaning and maintenance services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/commercial-cleaning/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom heads to West Yorkshire to tackle litter

Kirklees famously provided the beautiful landscapes and scenery for the BBC’s long running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine for nearly forty years. Now, Kingdom’s Environmental Protection officers are heading to Yorkshire to help keep this beautiful part of the country looking wonderful.

The Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees includes Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite. The largest town is Huddersfield, which is where Kirklees Council is based. Starting from April 2017, Kingdom will be working across the district, tackling littering (including dropping cigarette ends and chewing gum), dog fouling and other offences, including the selling or repairing of multiple vehicles on the highway, distributing and displaying flyers and posters without permission, and not having a dog on a lead where required. They will start a 12 month trial in April, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone caught carrying out the offences above. Kingdom’s officers will be wearing real time body cameras as they patrol as always.

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Enforcement Management, Councillor Naheed Mather, has said:

“We have really considered the risks and benefits of involving a private company but feel the time is now right to take this next trial step. We do not have the numbers of staff that can cover the district ourselves, but the company will choose when and where to go and they will issue the notices.”

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background. The specialist teams deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per annum on behalf of Local Authorities the length and breadth of the UK. They issue FPNs to anyone caught breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces.

Kingdom aims to keep the places where we live, work and visit cleaner, safer and greener. The annual cost of cleaning the UK’s streets has been estimated at £1billion, with around 14 million incidents of anti-social behaviour reported each year. This equates to 26 incidents every minute.

To find out more about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom membership of top cleaning body renewed

Kingdom is pleased to have renewed its members of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry.

Being a Corporate Member of the BICSc demonstrates active and material support of the Institute in its aims to raise environmental standards through training and education.

By being a member, Kingdom agrees to abide by the principles of the code of practice of the Institute, which include:

  1. Maintain a high standard of integrity in all his or her working relationships whether inside or outside the organisation in which he or she is employed.
  2. Foster the highest possible competence and expertise among those for whom he or she may be responsible.
  3. A member should seek to take a positive role in Institute regional and national affairs, by attending meetings and assisting in appropriate ways at regional and national events. A Corporate member should also support such events and encourage employees to participate in them.
  4. Comply with both the letter and spirit of the appropriate legislation of the country in which he or she works.
  5. Discharge any obligations into which he or she may have entered in the course of their employment or matters of business.
  6. Reject working practices, which might reasonably be deemed improper and/or dangerous.
  7. Ensure the availability of appropriate training for any staff under his or her control and encourage staff to take part in such training.
  8. Raise his or her standards of professional competence by taking advantage of any training that may be made available.

The BICSc has over 10,000 individual and corporate members in the UK and internationally. Its mission is to “raise the status and standards of the cleaning industry, through education and accredited training”. By doing so, it aims to:

  • Protect the operative
  • Provide a clean and safe environment
  • Preserve assets
  • Promote sustainability
  • Produce best practice
It was formed in 1961 to give the cleaning industry recognition. Although originally set up to raise the profile of the cleaning industry as a profession, it went on to establish educational standards, with the services and training provided by the Institute evolving over the years to reflect changes within the cleaning industry. They are now the leading provider in educational accredited standards and qualifications within the cleaning industry.

To find out more about the BICSc, please visit their website: https://www.bics.org.uk/

Kingdom’s supervisor or site-managed commercial cleaning and maintenance service aims to showcase your company values in their very best light, believing that clean premises reflect the qualities of an organised, professional business. They are committed to using the best people, technologies and products to provide a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation.

They add value by taking a pro-active stance towards site cleanliness and tidiness and advise on ways to cut cost, what tasks can be reduce, what time of day is cheaper and how to reduce electricity consumption or CO2 emissions when cleaning.

Kingdom remains steadfast in its "commitment to quality" (C2Q) by embracing five key components: Safety, Health, Environment, Service and Outcomes. As a supplier to brand focused customers, their investment and dedication to quality and safety is taken extremely seriously. They regularly access experts in their field to openly audit and challenge them.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom to help keep the Gateway to England clean

For many people, Dover is the Gateway to England and will be the first town that they see when arriving in the UK. It is also a major tourist attraction. Kingdom is therefore very pleased to have won the contract to provide Environmental Protection services on behalf of Dover District Council, starting in April 2017.

Kingdom’s officers will be patrolling the district issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to anyone caught dropping litter (which includes cigarette ends and chewing gum) and now cleaning up after their dog has fouled.

Dover is home to not only home to the major ferry port, but also the famous White Cliffs of Dover, three museums (Dover Museum, the Dover Transport Museum and the Roman Painted House), Dover Castle, Dover Western Heights, and many other places of interest. Tourism is therefore vitally important to Dover’s economy, and so it is important that it is kept clean to make residents and visitors alike feel safe, comfortable and welcome. You can find out more about Dover District Council’s policy on littering by visiting https://www.dover.gov.uk/Environment/Environmental-Crime/Litter.aspx

Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division is led by experts with an ex-police and military background. They aim to make the places where we live and worker cleaner, safer and greener. In order to do so, they deliver over 270,000 Environmental Protection hours per year on behalf of local authorities across the UK. The division has seen 91% organic growth in the last 12 months alone.

Kingdom’s officers issue FPNs to offenders who are seen breaking the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in streets, parks and open spaces. They tackle street litter, dog fouling, commercial and residential waste, smoking in prohibited areas, the illegal distribution of free material, criminal damage, graffiti, fly-tipping and posting.

Kingdom is delighted to be providing Environmental Protection Services to yet another council in Kent. This will be the ninth council in the historic county, as Kingdom also provides services to Ashford Borough Council, Tunbridge Wells District Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Swale Borough Council, Canterbury City Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Thanet District Council and Dartford Borough Council.

For more information about Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Division, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/environmental-protection/ or call 0845 051 7702.

Kingdom officer to receive top police award

Kingdom officer Grzegorz (Greg) Stalmach is to receive an award – the London Borough of Hillingdon Borough Commanders Award - at this year’s Hillingdon Borough Commander’s Commendation Ceremony.

The event will be held on Monday 24th April 2017 and is described as “a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the success of the borough police officers and staff, along with formerly recognising significant contributions from both members of the public and colleagues from partner agencies.” Greg will receive the award from Colin Wingrove, the Borough Commander of Hillingdon Borough.

The award is in recognition of Greg’s actions and assistance towards a female near the Hillingdon Civic Centre.

In January 2016 Greg was working in the CCTV Control Room at Hillingdon Council when he effectively prevented a serious assault using a combination of his local knowledge, CCTV Systems, effective communication and physical fitness. Greg’s actions provided the police with a description of the offender, and along with CCTV footage which further supported the verbal statements, were sufficient to enable a successful arrest. The offender pleaded not guilty and after a lengthy trial, in which Greg provided compelling evidence, the offender was found guilty and sentenced to 46 months imprisonment. He is to be deported after he serves his sentence. After the trail the judge commented on the bravery and professionalism shown throughout the process by Greg.

Greg has previously been recognised by the Mayor of the Borough, by Kingdom and was also awarded an ACS Pacesetters Security Officer of Distinction Award in May 2016 and received a Metropolitan Police Service CCT Award in July 2016. Kingdom is delighted that Greg is once again being recognised for his brave actions whilst on duty, and is looking forward to attending the event in April along with Greg.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.