Brayborne Facilities Services has won the contract to provide cleaning services to eight primary schools operated by Compass Partnership of Schools Trust across south east London.
The appointment is the latest of a series of education cleaning contracts awarded to Brayborne covering 20 sites across southern England.
Part of The Exclusive Services Group, the company manages over 1100 staff across 250 contracts specialising in daily and periodic cleaning in the commercial and educational sectors.
Further contracts in the sector picked up in 2020 by Brayborne include west London’s Hammersmith Academy; The Clere secondary in Newbury; GFM Education’s secondary schools Bay House and Brune Park; five sites operated by Havant & Southdown Colleges; Haberdashers Aske’s Federation’s Knights Academy, Knights Temple Grove and Hatcham College.
Brayborne contracts bring daily and periodic cleaning, waste management, external and internal window cleaning, specialist hard floor cleaning, carpet cleaning, and kitchen deep cleaning to most sites. As standard, ATP testing is conducted on each site at the contract’s start and then again a month in to assess the efficacy of the service provided.
Exclusive Services operates a Group Learning & Development Centre, also a BICS-accredited training hub, in Swindon delivering industry-recognised qualification courses to all staff and management.
Blended learning packages include face-to-face training as well as workbook and toolbox skills development, with a constant drive to provide benchmark standards, consistency and flexibility to meet the changing demands within the contract.
All operatives employed by ISO14001-accredited Brayborne are measuring and assessing to minimise the environmental impact of service provision daily.
“The denominator particularly common to schools during this pandemic is the need for provider flexibility,” says divisional director, Amanda Fry.
“Being positioned to take on short notice amends to cleaning specifications and schedules and supply additional day staff while keeping costs down is a plus as far as schools are concerned. To manage major workarounds, you need experience and Brayborne has decades of that.”