Securing a new contract is a big deal; especially one from a high-profile client in the city. The cost in effort, time and stress, not to mention manpower, is all worth it right? Especially when we (as we do at APM), ring the bell and pop that cork, celebrating the most recent, hard-fought team win.
Sometimes however, all that glitters is definitely not gold, and those sought-after contracts, are only such as there is competition – varying companies vying for the top spot and the kudos which comes from the publicity, following a win from a much talked about new kid on the block.
We found this out recently, to our detriment.
As a team, blood, sweat and absolutely tears, were poured into a significant tender and win we did; celebrating, shouting about it and [...]
Team APM is delighted to announce the employment of Kerry Adams as Regional Manager for the north-west.
A name synonymous with the housekeeping industry, most of you shall know Kerry for her exceptional work and time served within the cleaning sector, including international work within leading global hotel chains and brands, where she has worked hard and successfully to raise the profile of the industry, with her expertise and passion.
A People’s Choice Award winner, Kerry is currently Chair of the UK Housekeeper’s Association for the Yorkshire and North-East region and brings a glowing CV, 5-star testimonials and many years of experience to her new role at APM Cleaning & Repair, including the coveted title as one of the ‘6 Best Housekeepers in the UK’, [...]
APM Cleaning & Repair operate long and short-term contracts and ad-hoc cleans for clients in many differing industry sectors across the north of England and Scotland.
Our staff are fully trained and as a business, we are accredited to work in industries such as social care, facilities management, commercial offices and domestic buildings.
One sector in which our work is particularly recognised is within the construction industry. With many years of experience, APM is a long-standing partner of many building and construction companies, such as Engie, Sigma, Tolent, Compass and Sendrig, who recognise the value and standard of our service and procure our teams for Builders Cleans.
But, what is a Builders Clean?
When a building contract is complete and [...]
For Landlords and Property Management Companies, End of Tenancy cleans are a vital part to the effective management of property stock.
No matter how large or small your portfolio and what cleaning contracts have been employed throughout the term of each lease; to meet the required levels of presenting a new rental property and ensuring required maintenance is undertaken, hiring the professionals is the only way to go when it comes to end of tenancy.
If you’re fortunate, tenants will have cleaned the property for the sake of securing the return of deposit funds and if you rent properties with cleaning contracts built into the lease, the property shall hopefully have maintained a good level of cleanliness.
The end of tenancy deep clean however is new level [...]
Electrostatic spray sanitisation and fogging offers a final finish, extra layer of disinfectant to already cleaned areas and surfaces.
A thorough deep clean must be undertaken initially and routine disinfectant procedures followed prior to the implementation of the additional safety measures, provided by fogging.
At APM Cleaning & Repair, we routinely use electrostatic spraying technology – and fogging – to keep Extra Care facility environments safe for our clients.
Electrostatic spray sanitisation is a non-invasive professional cleaning service that’s ideal for combating airborne pathogens, providing the level of deep cleaning needed to open and maintain clean workspaces safely and to support Extra Care facilities, particularly in response to the [...]
We’ve all established that there are positives and negatives surrounding working from home. Whether video calls in your pjs is something you have grown accustomed to or the interference from kids/pets/other half/poor internet (delete as appropriate) is becoming intolerable, and you dream of normality (if we can remember what that is!), a return to the workplace is inevitable for most, at some stage.
Just because your offices have been sitting empty however, doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a build-up of dust and grime, and those dirty dishes you left in the sink….? Well, they will be unrecognizable and hosting multiple bacteria…. not to mention the toilets which have been sitting unflushed, with water evaporating, leaving an open path for sewer odours.
At APM [...]
Client: Newcastle City Council
Background: APM Cleaning & Repair has been a trusted supplier of Cleaning Services to Newcastle City Council on a regular and ad-hoc basis since 2005.
Job: APM was requested to provide a price to clear and clean a tenant’s property by NCC Social Services Department.
Appraisal: APM met with the appointed social worker at the premises to understand the full job requirements, where the tenant was still in situ.
The home was over-filled, in an extremely dirty and unsanitary condition with blood, urine and faeces evident throughout the property.
APM initially requested further information relating to the case relevant to the clean; specifically, to be made aware of any known blood [...]
North-East based business founder Samantha Read has been named as Services Industries Entrepreneur of the Year winner for the North-East at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
In partnership with Starling Bank, the ceremony was held at Grosvenor House in London on 22 November and saw 159 entrepreneurs across the UK recognised for their entrepreneurial stories and achievements over the last year.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards launched in 2012 to celebrate the best of British enterprise, inviting founders from across the UK to apply with their entrepreneurial success stories.
This year, after having to hold the awards virtually in 2020, the organisers brought together all eight of their regional shortlists for the first time, with a guest list of [...]
Thank you to all of our loyal clients, partners and suppliers - your support, business and 'being there' is very much appreciated.
Thank you also to our amazing team - we couldn't do this without you.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful 2022!
Our offices are closed as of 17:00 23rd Dec and open on 09:00 04th Jan.
Operations will continue throughout the period for our Extra Care, Social Housing, Blue-light, Hospitality and other clients as usual.
The learning curve never ends. As APM Cleaning and Repair continues to grow, the broad spectrum of daily tasks and activities multiplies, with increasing volume and urgency.
In the early days, I became perfectly used to picking up a task and running with it, developing new systems and the most efficient way of carrying out a daily working routine.
As these tasks obviously increased, my days became a marathon of getting through the essentials, without the opportunity to consider the bigger picture and spend time making more strategic decisions and plans.
Now thankfully, I have learned that I cannot do everything and although multitasking remains a strength of which I am very proud, my focus is firmly on the future, and I have learned to offload and [...]