Kingdom helped their client to win three Bournemouth in Bloom Awards last year, but that outstanding achievement was beaten this year with the shopping centre winning a total of five awards.
- Silver Gilt Award in the Arcades / Covered Shopping Areas (Commercial & Public Category)
- Gold Award in the Best Hanging Baskets / Containers (Commercial & Public Category)
- Gold Award in the Best Landscaped Commercial Premises (Commercial & Public Category)
- Winner of the Garden of Excellence (Commercial Sector)
- Winner of the BCTC Bournemouth in Bloom Cup
Kingdom played a huge part in helping their client to win these awards, as the team at Castlepoint Shopping Centre is responsible for carrying out the landscaping on site. Sean Page, Kingdom’s Contract Manager at the site (pictured on the far right of the first photo), and Steve Frost (second from the right), Kingdom’s landscape gardener there, have previously been highly praised by the shopping centre for implementing new areas of attractive and creative landscaping.
Commenting on the work involved to win the awards for their client, Sean Page said: “The dry summer made it a tremendous effort as often we would pull the team from other work at the park to simply help water the horticultural features that have been recognised by the judges. We could not let the many new flower beds enjoyed by visitors to the 41 acre site created by our landscaper Steve Frost just wilt in the heat.”
When possible the water used had been collected from a tank fed from rainwater collected on one of the roofs as part of Castlepoint’s eco initiatives. Steve is now preparing for the spring display of bulbs and protecting the more delicate plants from the winter frosts.
Kingdom has been providing commercial cleaning services to Castlepoint Shopping Park in since the shopping centre first opened its doors in 2003. Kingdom cleans the outside shopping mall and car parks, collects the trolleys and carries out recycling for the client. Kingdom also does all of the high level cleaning on a periodic basis, which consists of window cleaning and pressure washing all of the front fascias.
Kingdom delivers a supervisor or site-managed commercial cleaning and maintenance service committed to using the best people, technologies and products. They aim to show your company values in their very best light. Their commercial cleaning services to public circulation, transport, leisure and commercial clients includes basic, specialist, deep and reactive cleaning. As well as this they also offer waste management, janitorial service, hygiene supplies, landscaping, high pressure cleaning, kitchen and ductwork cleaning, graffiti and chew gum removal.
Kingdom’s Commercial Cleaning division also adds value by taking a pro-active stance towards site cleanliness and tidiness. They advise on ways to cut cost, what tasks can be reduced, what time of day is cheaper and how to reduce electricity consumption or CO2 emissions when cleaning.
Castlepoint Shopping Park the largest shopping park in the UK and is a unique retail experience. Located on the edge of Bournemouth (A3060), Castlepoint has many of the biggest stores in the region. In addition to B&Q and three large anchors, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Asda, they are home to dozens of large High Street brands such as Monsoon, Next, River Island, Dorothy Perkins, Boots, Clarks, Clintons, Gap, H&M, Lakeland, Argos, Waterstones and much more, as well as restaurants and cafes. They have almost 3000 free car-park spaces with late night trading throughout weekdays until 8.00pm making Castlepoint a wonderful place to do all your shopping in one convenient location. For more information about Castlepoint Shopping Park, please visit http://www.castlepointshopping.com/
Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.
Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.
Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.
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