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A DIFFERENT KIND OF
CLEANING COMPANY

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Clean for
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We are now cleaning Aston Mansfield's two lovely community centres in Newham! 
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Delighted to welcome Regina our new Assistant Manager!
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our services

We provide high quality cleaning services for commercial premises in London – whether you are an office, shop, restaurant, pub, church or factory – please get in touch and see how we can help you. 

We will be happy to meet your specific requirements. You will have an appointed Account Manager who will take responsibility for the cleaning work, and will make regular site visits in order to review the quality of work and ensure your full satisfaction with our services.

 

our services include
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Contract cleaning
Regular and one-off cleans
Deep-cleans
Pre / post event clean

 

Our cleaners are:
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Professional, uniformed and experienced
Fully trained and insured, and
Respected and cared for


Clean for Good is a different kind of cleaning company. We will provide you with an excellent cleaning service. But we also aim to provide our cleaners with a fair deal too.  By working with us, you are changing their lives and changing the cleaning sector – for good.

 

Excellent services
for you
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Our first aim is to provide you with a great cleaning service. We want to get it right first time and give you a good customer experience. 

All of our cleaners will be fully trained to a certificated standard recognised by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS).

We will operate a formal Quality Assurance process on all of our contracts to ensure a great service and full customer satisfaction. 

We are an Accredited Living Wage Employer, confirming our commitment to fair pay. Very few cleaning companies in London have made this promise. You can read more about what makes us different below.

We are also fully committed to using cleaning products which are eco-friendly and, wherever possible, Fairtrade. We want to ensure that our own supply-chain is as ethical as we can make it

 
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A different kind of
cleaning company 

 

 

Clean for Good is a different kind of cleaning company. We are a business with a social purpose. 

Clean for Good provides high quality commercial cleaning services for companies, offices and charities in central London. Every service is tailored to our clients’ needs.

But we do more. 

We pay the London Living Wage (£9.75 per hour) or more to all of our staff, all of the time. We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

We provide our cleaners with decent working conditions – such as paid leave, guaranteed working hours, no zero hours contracts.

We invest in management, training and personal development opportunities for our cleaners.

You can read more about our founding story below.  

We believe that you are more likely to get an excellent cleaning service from a happy, well trained, well managed and fairly paid cleaner. It’s good for you and good for them. 

The cleaning sector is renowned for low wages and poor working conditions. We want to change how cleaning is done in London. 

Cleaning is an essential service, an expression of care; cleaners are an essential part of every workplace.  So we will pay them fairly and treat them with respect, and believe that there are clear business benefits from doing this. We reject a business model which exploits low paid workers to make profits; it doesn’t have to be that way.

But it’s really all down to you. We are looking for customers who are willing to commission and pay for a more ethical cleaning service. It costs more because we pay more and provide better working conditions, but it’s the true and fair price of cleaning. 

Join us as partners in changing the way that cleaning is done in London. 

 
 
 

what is the
living wage?

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The Living Wage is an independently calculated hourly wage which reflects the cost of living in London
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It is currently £9.75 per hour in London and is updated each autumn. It is a voluntary rate which employers can choose to pay. It gives workers a fair and decent rate of pay. Paying it shows the core values of the business. 

The Living Wage is overseen by the Living Wage Foundation (www.livingwage.org.uk) and is backed by the Mayor of London, the London Citizens’ alliance and over 1000 employers in London who have chosen to become ‘Living Wage Employers’, including KPMG, Nationwide and Burberry. Employers are joining up every month.

The Living Wage is significantly higher than the Government’s statutory Minimum Wage, which was rebadged as the ‘national living wage’ in April 2016. The Government’s new statutory minimum is £7.50 per hour for those who are 25 or over. This is welcome news to many on low pay but it only goes part of the way to solving the problem of low pay – workers in London need a real Living Wage.  

Why the Living Wage is good for business
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There is growing evidence from a number of independent studies that employers who pay the extra cost of a Living Wage also see a range of business benefits – including:

Lower staff turnover
Higher team morale
Higher productivity
Reputational benefits

Paying the Living Wage says something about a business’s core values and how it regards its employees, but it also has practical benefits too. 

A recent report by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) highlighted the benefits of the Living Wage to Facilities Management companies, including cleaning services.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has also fully endorsed the Living Wage: 

“Paying the London Living Wage is not just the right and moral thing to do, it makes good business sense too.  As many employers already accredited know, the benefits are clear - including increased productivity and reduced staff turnover. The London Living Wage is a fantastic campaign and I will be working to encourage more businesses across our great city to get involved." (2016)

 

 
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Where we started, and
where we want to go

 

 

Clean for Good’s story began in the Parish of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe – a Church of England parish in the City of London in 2014.  Wanting to understand more about who worked in their parish, they asked the Centre for Theology & Community to undertake some grassroots research. They found a surprising number of low-paid workers, often working in poor conditions. 

Every day the City of London relies upon a small army of low-income workers to keep the City ticking over – cleaners, security guards, couriers and bar workers to name a few. Many work anti-social hours, with thousands coming to work as the day-time City workers leave their desks. Some of them are treated well, but some less so – with low wages, poor working conditions and little scope for advancement. They have been described as the City’s ‘hidden workers’. The experience of local cleaners stood out. 

So St Andrew’s decided to do something practical. Why not set up a cleaning company to provide work for cleaners – paying the London Living Wage and providing decent working conditions? In the City of London, taking a business approach seemed appropriate. 

 

The new business would benefit low-income residents of the City and its surrounding communities. Why should cleaning be a sector where workers just survive? Why not a cleaning business whose workers thrive?

The parish’s Social Responsibility Liaison Miriam Goodacre took on the project, secured a grant from the Corporation of London for a feasibility study and in 2014 won a Dragon’s Den competition organised by the Church Mission Society (CMS) which gave her access to training and support in developing the business idea. In fact, CMS were so interested in the idea they are now an investor. 

Early in 2015, the Parish asked the Centre for Theology & Community to work as a partner in developing the business plan and launching the business. In 2016 the Centre also took on project management of developing and launching the business.  The Centre is a founder investor and currently chairs the Board.

 

Meet our Team

 

Clean for Good is a normal limited company. What makes us different is that we are a business with a social purpose.

The company has been established by a small group of investors including local churches and Christian charities. Our social purpose is ‘locked in’ because these charitable investors have control of the company, and always will. Any profits will be reinvested in the business or will be distributed back to our shareholders, who are mainly charities.

 

 

Our founder
investors include:
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The Parish of St Andrew by the Wardrobe, City of London

Centre for Theology & Community

Church Mission Society (CMS)

We have benefited from the advice and support of numerous organisations and individuals as well as development grants from the Corporation of London and the Parish of St Sepulchres, City of London.

 
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Interested?
Lets talk about it

Clean for Good would love to work with you. If you would a free quotation or would like to discuss
how we might be able to help you please get in touch


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